Festive Yoke Pullover by Skeindeer Knits

Festive Yoke Pullover

Knitting
October 2022
yarn held together
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1152 - 2016 yards (1053 - 1843 m)
To fit bust 83-158 cm / 33-62”
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The festive yoke pullover is worked top-down, in the round, and can have yoke-only or all-over colourwork. Choose from 20 charts (deer, hearts, trees, snowmen, presents, bells) to make your sweater as kitsch or as elegant as you want.

The sample is made in La Bien Aimée Helix held double to make sport-weight yarn, and the design is also available as a separate cardigan pattern.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me in my Ravelry group ‘Skeindeer Knits’. It’s the best place for swift support.

Yarn
La Bien Aimée Helix or Felix (100% wool, 650 m / 711 yds, 100 g) held double.

Alternatively you can use one strand of fingering or sport-weight non-superwash woollen spun sheep wool yarn, such as:
Rauma Finull, Hillesvåg Ask, Vilje or Sølje, Sandnes Tove, Navia Duo, Holst Supersoft, Jamieon’s Spindrift, J&S 2 ply jumper weight.

If you are holding two lace-weight strands double, be sure to double the amount below.

All-over colourwork
Main colour: (729, 787, 842, 881, 955) (1015, 1063, 1116, 1163, 1233) m / (798, 860, 920, 963, 1045) (1111, 1163, 1221, 1272, 1349) yds.
Contrast colour: (359, 389, 416, 436, 474) (504, 527, 553, 574, 610) m / (357, 387, 413, 434, 471) (501, 524, 550, 570, 606) yds.

Yoke-only colourwork
Main colour: (924, 996, 1066, 1115, 1210) (1286, 1347, 1414, 1473, 1562) m / (1010, 1090, 1166, 1220, 1323) (1407, 1473, 1546, 1611, 1708) yds.
Contrast colour: (129, 140, 143, 149, 162) (169, 178, 185, 191, 207) m / (142, 153, 156, 163, 177) (185, 194, 202, 209, 226) yds.

Needles
Gauge-size needles for yoke, body and sleeves, 1 mm below-gauge circular needles for ribbed neckline, hem and cuffs.

The sample was made using 3.75 mm (US 5) and 2.75 mm (US 2), using 4 mm (US 6) for the stranded colourwork.

Gauge
24 sts x 36 (32) rnds = 10 cm / 4” in stockinette stitch (stranded colourwork).

Sizes
(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (6, 7, 8, 9, 10)

To fit bust (83, 92, 100, 108, 117) (125, 133, 142, 150, 158) cm / (33, 36, 39, 43, 46, 49, 52, 56, 59, 62)”.

To be worn with 0-8 cm / 0-3” of positive ease. The sample is knit in size 5.

Notions
1 stitch marker

Construction
This simple colourwork pullover is worked top-down, seamlessly in the round, finishing off with rib for both the sleeves and the body.

The pattern starts with a ribbed neckline worked in-the-round, and short-rows worked flat, to raise the neckline. Increases for the yoke are incorporated into the rest-rows of the colourwork chart.

Once the yoke is complete you can choose between either yoke-only colourwork or all-over colourwork.

The sleeves and body are worked seamlessly in the round, with no assembly required in the end.