Pride Yoke by Knits N Knots

Pride Yoke

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1040 - 1850 yards (951 - 1692 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit bust sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)
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This pattern is available for C$9.50 CAD buy it now

To make this pattern accessible to all - it will be FREE for the first 24 hours of its release if you use the code PRIDE at checkout.

Find the CROCHET version HERE.

20% of all proceeds for the month of June for this sweater (and the upcoming Pride Yoke crochet version) will be donated to Rainbow Resource Center, a Winnipeg organization supporting the 2SLGBTQ+ community in the form of counselling, education, and programming for individuals ranging from children through to 55±. It also supports families, friends, and employers of 2SLGBTQ+ individuals.

You may choose to use the code to receive the pattern for free or you may choose to pay the full price and have 20% of the sale be donated to RRC. After 24 hours (09:00 central) the free code will disappear and the pattern will remain at CDN$7.50, with 20% of all proceeds going to RRC for the entire month of June.

At the end of June, I will post a screenshot of the donation so you can see exactly how much was raised!


For more info visit knitsnknots.ca/pride-yoke-knit

I’ve wanted to come out with a design to celebrate Pride Month for years - and I finally made it a priority earlier this year. I started designing 2 rainbow sweaters in March, and they are finally ready to make their debut! (The crochet version will release on June 19th!)

About
The Pride Yoke is a circular yoke sweater knit seamlessly from the top-down. It’s designed to have approx. 2-4” of positive ease, and is graded for 9 sizes ranging from XS-5XL. This is hands-down the best drape I’ve ever achieved with a knit item, mostly due to using a 100% bamboo yarn from Lion Brand called Truboo. (Read my Truboo review here.) I designed this sweater with summer in mind, so that it’s lightweight, nice and flowy, and super breathable.

It’s got a subtle pop of colour, it’s light and delicate, flowy, and has great drape; yet it still seems like a neutral clothing item to me since it doesn’t have too much colour!

This pattern has been professionally tech edited to be as correct as possible. All sizes have been tested!

Sizing Info
This is a #sizeinclusive pattern, written for 9 sizes:
XS (S, M, L, XL)(2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit bust sizes 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)“ based on the CYC sizing standards. Since these are just sizing guidelines, there are instructions within the pattern to help you create a sweater that will suit your exact measurements ie. help on where to work additional (or fewer) rounds to customize the sleeve length, body length, etc. Visit this post to see this sweater on a variety of bodies.

This sweater is intended to be worn with 2-4” of positive ease. When choosing a size, choose a garment bust size that is anywhere from 2-4” larger than your actual bust measurement, depending on how much positive ease you would like in your sweater. If you’d prefer a more fitted sweater, you can size down.

For reference, model has 34” bust and is wearing a size small with a garment bust measurement of 36” worn with 2” of positive ease.

Yardage Info
I used Lion Brand Truboo for this sweater (100% bamboo) although my testers used a wide variety of yarns that I will list in the blog post (knitsnknots.ca/pride-yoke-knit) to give you ideas of yarns you could use to make your own Pride Yoke! Truboo is a very slinky DK weight yarn that has a subtle sheen to it, which I love.

I would recommend using Truboo or Coboo for this pattern, or another bamboo fiber similar to the one used in the sample shown. This will give you the same great drape as the one shown here. You can use any other fiber that you want, just know that the drape will be a little different - which is totally fine!

Main Colour:
5 (5, 5, 6, 6) (7, 7, 8, 8) skeins of Lion Brand Truboo in White for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).

or

1040 (1075, 1150, 1250, 1350) (1525, 1650, 1750, 1850) yds of similar category 3, DK weight yarn that matches gauge.

Contrasting Colours (Stripes):
6 colours for the stripes, approx. 5 yds of each (all sizes).

Sample shown has 6 stripes. If you would prefer 7 stripes, you will need 5 yds of a 7th contrasting colour. If you don’t want to buy 1 full skein of Truboo for each stripe colour, you can use what you have in your stash so long as the gauge is similar.

Some testers also used 1 skein of striping yarn to give the effect of stripes in their yoke - this is a budget friendly way to give the same striping effect without buying 6-7 skeins for 6-7 stripes.

This yardage is for a long sleeve sweater; keep in mind that less yardage will be needed if you choose to bind off earlier for shorter sleeves.

I wrote a book! It’s called Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear. If you like my sweater patterns, you’ll love this book! It includes 20 size-inclusive crochet sweaters written for sizes XS-5XL. You can pre-order it here!