Dagna Yoke Sweater by Kristin Drysdale

Dagna Yoke Sweater

January 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in single color and colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
900 - 1600 yards (823 - 1463 m)
xxs, xs, s, m, l, xl, xxl
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Buy both the Dagna Yoke Sweater and the Dagna Cardigan for $13.

Dagna is a traditional, yet modern Nordic Yoke sweater. It is named after my Aunt Dag who immigrated to the US alone when she was 12 years old. She lived with extended family in Minnesota until the rest of her immediate family arrived the next year. I once saw a photo of her skiing. I designed this sweater for her. She also was famous for her raisin cake. It’s included in the pattern. I hope you bake it and love it!

Note that Christian Peter is a boyfriend fit version of Dagna and includes larger sizes and a deeper yoke.

This is a super quick knit. This pullover has bottom up construction, knit in the round. This is the perfect first-time sweater for knitters new to colorwork, The model is wearing an XS.


Finished measurements
Chest: 29.2 (31.6, 34, 36.4, 38.9, 40.8, 42.6) inches
Sleeve length: 17.5 (17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19, 20) inches
Body length: 14 (15, 15.5, 15.75, 16, 17, 18) inches
Yoke: 8 (8.20, 8.4, 8.5, 8.5, 8.75, 9) inches
Quince and Company Lark.
Main color: Peacoat 300 (300,350,400,450,450,500) grams
Contrasting color: White 50 (50,50,50,50,100,100) grams

US Size 3 (3.25 mm) and 4 (3.5 mm) 32-inch or 80 cm ( 40 -inch (100 cm) circular needles. U.S. size 3 double-pointed
needles. Size 4 (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle (Or size needed to obtain gauge)

Gauge and Swatch
20 stitches = 4 inches or 10 cm on larger needles
Please swatch in the round to determine needle size
Note: Swatch in both one color and in colorwork. You may need to knit the single-color part of the sweater with a smaller needle than the colorwork section.
The gauge is the same throughout the sweater.

Additional materials
Darning needle

Skills Used
Long-tail cast on
Joining in the round
Knitting in the round
DPN skills
Colorwork in the round
1x1 ribbing
Binding off with decreases