Yokelore Sweater by Kathleen Simpson

Yokelore Sweater

Knitting
March 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Colourwork pattern, stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
1115 - 1810 yards (1020 - 1655 m)
34 (38, 42, 46, 50) (54, 58, 62, 66) Inch Chest
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About:
Inspired by traditional quilt patterns, the Yokelore Sweater is knit entirely in the round, from the top down. The pattern uses a yoke sweater construction, but with consistent increasing similar to a raglan design. Although the pattern uses five different colours, the four contrast colours can be sourced from leftovers from past projects.

Yarn:
The Farmer’s Daughter Juicy DK, DK Weight Yarn
100% superwash merino, 274 yards (250 m) per 100g skein
Colours: Legend (MC), Bear Gulch (CC 1), Theresa (CC 2), Prairie Smoke (CC 3), and York (CC 4)

Gauge:
24 sts and 26 rounds to a 10 cm/ 4 inch square, in the round, blocked
One-colour stockinette suggestion: US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
Colour-work pattern suggestion: US 6 (4 mm) needles.

Sizing:
The Yokelore Sweater comes in 9 sizes. Although it was designed to be loose-fitting, with around 6 inches (15 cm) of positive ease, you can choose a garment size with more or less ease, for a different fit. You can find a detailed garment sizing chart in the photos on this page.

Size A - Chest circumference: 34 inches (86.5 cm)
Size B - Chest circumference: 38 inches (96.5 cm)
Size C - Chest circumference: 42 inches (106.5 cm)
Size D - Chest circumference: 46 inches (117 cm)
Size E - Chest circumference: 50 inches (127 cm)
Size F - Chest circumference: 54 inches (137 cm)
Size G - Chest circumference: 58 inches (147.5 cm)
Size H - Chest circumference: 62 inches (157.5 cm)
Size I - Chest circumference: 66 inches (167.5 cm)

Tools:
Tapestry Needle
5 stitch markers (including one unique one)
2 sets of each of the following (to use magic loop method):

  • US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needles, length 32 inch (81.5 cm) or longer - for body and sleeves
  • US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, length 32 inch (81.5 cm) or longer - for colour-work yoke
  • US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needles, length 18 inch (45.5 cm) or longer - for ribbing

Yardage:
Uses DK-weight yarn. Note that modifying the pattern (ex. shorter sleeves, longer hem, etc) will impact overall yardage needed.

Size A - MC (825 yds | 745 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size B - MC (900 yds | 815 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size C - MC (970 yds | 875 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size D - MC (1060 yds | 960 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size E - MC (1150 yds | 1045 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size F - MC (1245 yds | 1130 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size G - MC (1335 yds | 1210 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size H - MC (1430 yds | 1300 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)
Size I - MC (1520 yds | 1375 m), CC1 (110 yds | 105 m), CC2 (45 yds | 40 m), CC3 (60 yds | 55 m), CC4 (80 yds | 75 m)

Difficulty:
Intermediate. Requires experience with 2-colour stranded colour-work and catching floats in stranded colour-work. Requires standard increasing/decreasing (M1L, M1R, SSK, and K2tog).

Pattern Information:
Full written pattern with common abbreviations and charts for colour-work.