Decorating around the yoke of a sweater is a wonderful way to bring focus to the neck area. If you want to create designs for a round yoke sweater, whether it’s your own pattern or to modify an existing pattern with different motifs, this the class for you. We will start by going over some basics of round yoke sweater structure. All kinds of stitches can be used for a round yoke design, including colorwork, cables, or texture stitches. We will explore ways to use motifs, either from stitch dictionaries or your own, to create a design for a round yoke sweater worked top-down seamlessly.
Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, chart reading, have knit a whole garment
1. Two balls of sport-weight yarn of different colors.
2. Size 4 needle (or change size needle to obtain gauge) to swatch in small rounds to obtain gauge of 22 stitches and 28 rounds to 4 inches in stockinette stitch. Note: Stitch gauge is more important than row/round gauge here.
3. Graph paper, pencils.
4. Four or more charts you want to work with; they can be your own or from a knitting dictionary (can be colorwork charts, texture stitches, or other singular motifs)