Folksy by Melody Hoffmann


May 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round after blocking, with larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1400 - 2450 yards (1280 - 2240 m)
38.5 (42.25, 46, 50.25, 54.5)” / 96 (105.5, 115, 125.5, 136) cm / To be worn between 2 - 4” / 5 - 10 cm of positive ease
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Knit top-down, Folksy is a really fun yoke jumper that will keep your hands busy and entertained! Simple colorwork, little chevrons, cosy bobbles, choose your favourite color combinations, and let the fun begin! Once the yoke portion is completed, you can (almost) close your eyes and enjoy the rhythm of stockinette knit in the round.

The original sample (dark version), was knit out of yarn that I got at my by then local yarn shop aka Hobbywool in Riga, Latvia. But the yarn was only available in store, so that’s the reason why I decided to knit a second version out of a similar yarn (for those of you interested in the yarn used in the first sample, I’ve reached out to Hobbywool to see if yarn kits could be made available! I’ll keep you updated on that!).
So after a little bit of research, I ended up choosing some delicious yarn from Norway called Rauma 2tr Gammelserie. It’s a very similar yarn to the first one that I’ve used, both in yardage and texture.

The darker version as shown above was knit with +4” (10cm) of positive ease while the lighter one is worn with +8” (20cm). Folksy is intended to be worn as a relaxed fit, that you would wear with pants or over dresses (cropped versions would look amazing too!).


Light version
(yellow version) Rauma 2tr. Gammelserie 1.76oz (50g) and 175 yards (160 metres) per skein 100% Norwegian wool

6/6/7/9/10 balls for the MC (shown here in color 403)
1/2/2/3/3 balls for CC1 (shown here in color 4805)
1/1/1/1/1 ball for CC2 (shown here in color 405) but you really need less than 20g.

Dark version
Hobbywool yarn
100g and appr. 350 m per skein 100% wool

US2/ 2.75 mm and US5/ 3.75 mm circular needles

25 sts x 37 rows = 4”/ 10cm in stockinette sts, knit in the round on larger needle, blocked

Finished measurements
To be worn between 2 - 4” / 5 - 10 cm of positive ease ( dark version work with 4” (10cm) + ease and light version with 8”(20cm) + ease) Sizes
XS, S, M, L, XL