This round-yoked sweater is worked seamlessly from the top down. First some short-rows are worked back and forth to create a higher back neck and then the round-yoke is worked top down with a cute ‘bubbly’ color work band to sleeve separation. Some last short-rows are worked to finish the yoke shaping right before sleeve stitches are placed on hold, then the body is worked down to the brioche stitch hem. Sleeves are worked top down to the brioche stitch cuffs last.
The grey/blue version shows optional color work additions for the body and the sleeves.
Kauni Wool 8/2 solids 600 m (656 yards)/150g
2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins in MC; shown in light grey (HH1)
1 skein in CC; shown in red (GG)
US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for neck, body and sleeve ribbing.
US 4 (3.5 mm) 24” (60 cm) and 32” (80 cm) circular needle and DPNs (or longer circular needle for magic loop) for body and sleeves.
22.5 sts x 34 rows = 4” (10 cm) square in Stockinette stitch on larger needle after blocking.
Due to variance between knitters, it is recommended that you swatch the color work pattern to determine if you need to change needle size to keep the gauge consistent.
XS (S, M1, M2, L1, L2, XL, XXL)
finished bust circumference:
33.5 (36.25, 38, 41.5, 44, 46.25, 48.25, 50.5)”
85 (90.75, 95.25, 103.25, 110.25, 115.25, 121, 128) cm
Sample is size S worn with 2.5” (6.25 cm) positive ease at bust.
Stitch holders or waste yarn; stitch markers; tapestry needle; blocking tools.