Junction by Andrea Mowry


September 2020
both are used in this pattern
Sport (12 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over body stitch pattern in the round using the Main Fabric needle and taken after blocking.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
978 - 2150 yards (894 - 1966 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8, 9)
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I am constantly learning, especially when it comes to knitting! So I wanted to create a sweater that would have some new techniques to learn and combine. I love playing with color and texture and this pullover has got it all! A classic circular yoke sweater that helps build your knitting skill set with simple two color brioche and stranded color work.

This sweater is knit from the top down, in the round, with a folded collar, two color brioche yoke and stranded colorwork body and sleeves. You will separate the sleeves placing them on hold while the body is finished with a simple slip stitch textured pattern. The sleeves are then returned to the needle, picking up stitches for the underarm for a totally seamless sweater!

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

32.5 (37, 41, 45, 50)(54, 58.5, 62.5, 67.5)”
82.5 (94, 104, 114.5, 127)(137, 148.5, 159, 171.5) cm
Recommended ease is 0-5”/0-12.5 cm; sample is shown in Size 2 on a 34”/86.5 cm bust with 3”/7.5 cm positive ease.

These are just approximations. Total yarn usage will depend on the yarn you use (fiber content, ply, etc.), your personal gauge, and any modifications you may make.
Light fingering weight (272 yds/50 g)
MC - 778 (877, 957, 1068, 1193)(1300, 1417, 1553, 1710) yds
143 (162, 176, 197, 220)(239, 261, 285, 315) g

CC - Fingering/Sport Weight (200 yds/approx. 50 g)
200 (226, 246, 275, 307)(335, 365, 400, 440) yds
50 (56, 61, 68, 76)(83, 91, 100, 110) g

The main color yarn used for this pattern is a light woolen spun yarn. Please note that if you are substituting a worsted spun yarn the yardage should be similar, but you will use more grams. I recommend using the yardage as your guide and buying an extra skein if you are concerned about running short. I love how light, yet warm, a woolen spun yarn is and find they give a similar result to what I might expect when buying a ready to wear sweater. For the contrast color, I let my yarn choice do the work for me! Instead of using a solid or multiple solids to create a shift in colors, the yarn I chose has long gradual changes in color that add excitement during the knitting process and add interest to the finished garment.

MC - Biches & Bûches Le Cashmere & Lambswool (272 yds/50 g) -
3 (4, 4, 4, 5)(5, 6, 6, 7) skeins Dark Grey
CC - Spincycle Dyed in the Wool (200 yds/approx. 50 g) -
1 (2, 2, 2, 2)(2, 2, 2, 3) skein/s Castaway

Main Fabric: US 5/3.75 mm - 24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm circular and preferred needles for small circumference knitting (Magic Loop or DPNs)

Brioche: US 4/3.5 mm - 24”/60 cm to 32”/80 cm circular for yoke

Ribbing: US 3/3.25 mm - 16”/40 cm circular for collar, 24”/60 cm to 40”/100 cm for hem and preferred needles for small circumference knitting for cuffs

Sleeve Fabric: US 6/4 mm - Preferred needles for small circumference knittingsee Notes on Pg. 3

Small crochet hook for Provisional cast on

(Use the needle size you need to achieve and maintain gauge.)

Stitch marker, row counter (recommended), scissors, waste yarn for provisional cast, and waste yarn or stitch holders for sleeves

23 sts x 32 rnds = 4”/10 cm on Main Fabric needle, measured over Body Stitch Pattern in the round after blocking.

22 sts = 4”/10 cm on Brioche needle, measured over two color brioche in the round, after blocking.

Provisional cast on
Folded collar
Two color brioche
Stranded colorwork
Binding off
Picking up stitches

Click here to be directed to a pdf with some yarn substitution ideas! These yarns have not all been tested, so we can not guarantee their outcome, but we do hope they provide a jumping off point for inspiration!