Icelandic yoke sweaters are all over fashion runways these days. In this fun workshop (despite the teensie bit of math involved ), you’ll learn how to design your own.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; working in the round; chart reading; easy colorwork
1. Go shopping for a pullover's worth of DK weight yarn (yes, I am an enabler!), either at your LYS or in your stash. You'll need the following amounts of yarn depending on your size: Small (Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X). Approximately 1000 (1200, 1400, 1600, 1800, 2000) yards of a main color plus approximately 500 (600, 650, 700, 750) yards of contrasting colors total. You can choose as many contrasting colors as you like as long as they total that amount combined. Please choose colors which are sharply contrasting with your main color. 2. Using size US 6 needles, cast on 30 stitches. Work in stockinette for approximately 6". Bind off. Measure your stitch and row gauge over the middle 4". Wet-block your swatch and remeasure your stitch and row gauge again. Bring all 4 of these numbers with you to class.
Supplies for Class:
One skein of each of color of the DK weight yarn you plan to use to knit your yoke sweater; size US6 double-pointed needles; size US6 circular knitting needle, 16" long; a set of colored pencils; eraser; calculator; closed ring stitch markers; graph paper 5 squares to the inch; the stitch and row gauge of your homework swatch both unblocked and blocked.
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):