High Desert Yoke by Gudrun Johnston

High Desert Yoke

Knitting
August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Colorwork
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
985 - 2275 yards (901 - 2080 m)
34½ (36¾, 40¼, 42¾, 45, 47½, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58) in / 87.5 (93.5, 102.5, 108.5, 114.5, 120.5, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 147.5) cm at chest.
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Sizes
34½ (36¾, 40¼, 42¾, 45, 47½, 49¾, 52¾, 55¾, 58) in / 87.5 (93.5, 102.5, 108.5, 114.5, 120.5, 126.5, 134, 141.5, 147.5) cm at chest.
Shown in size 40¼in / 102.5cm with approx. 3in / 7.5cm of positive ease.
Suggested ease is between 2-4 in / 5-10cm of positive ease.

Needles
US 3 / 3.25mm 16in / 40cm circular needle
US 3 / 3.25mm 32 or 40in / 80 or 100cm circular needle
US 3 / 3.25mm set of dpns (for small circumference in the round); alternatively use a long circular for magic loop
US 4 / 3.5mm 24in / 60cm circular needle
US 4 / 3.5mm 32 or 40in / 80 or 100cm circular needle
US 4 / 3.5mm set of dpns (for small circumference in the round); alternatively use a long circular for magic loop

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
MC (Cap Sleeve Version): 650 (690, 760, 810, 850, 900, 940, 1000, 1050, 1100) yds/ 595 (631, 695, 741, 777, 823, 860, 915, 960, 1006) m
MC (Full Sleeve Version):1030 (1100, 1200, 1275, 1340, 1420, 1490, 1570, 1660, 1730) yds/ 942 (1006, 1098, 1166, 1225, 1298, 1362, 1436, 1518, 1582) m
CC1: 145 (155, 170, 180, 190, 200, 210, 225, 235, 245) yds / 133 (142, 156, 165, 174, 183, 192, 206, 215, 224) m
CC2: 110 (120, 130, 130, 145, 145, 160, 160, 180, 180) yds / 100 (110, 119, 119, 133, 133, 146, 146, 165, 165) m
CC3: 40 (40, 45, 45, 50, 50, 55, 55, 60, 60) yds / 37 (37, 41, 41, 46, 46, 50, 50, 55, 55) m
CC4: 40 (40, 45, 45, 50, 50, 55, 55, 60, 60) yds / 37 (37, 41, 41, 46, 46, 50, 50, 55, 55) m

Shown in Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith (100% Real Shetland Wool; 125yds/115m/25g)
Shade 202 (MC), Shade FC46 (CC1), Shade FC45 (CC2), Shade 28 (CC3), Shade 32 (CC4).

Gauge
27 sts and 32 rnds = 4” / 10cm in Fair Isle Yoke Pattern on US 4 / 3.5mm needle
27 sts and 36 rnds = 4” / 10cm in St St in the round on US 3 / 3.25mm needle

Notions
Scrap yarn/stitch holder, stitch markers (3 total), tapestry needle
10 strips of contrast yarn in similar weight to main yarn approx 5 inches in length

Construction
This cropped sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up. Sleeves and body are joined at underarm for yoke and Sunday Short Rows are worked before the color work pattern to raise the back of the sweater. The body length can easily be made longer by working more rows but extra yarn must be factored in. Cap and full length sleeve options are given.