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Kinsley Fair Isle Yoke Sweater

Kinsley Fair Isle Yoke Sweater

Kinsley is a classic yoke sweater inspired by traditional motifs of Scandinavian knitwear. Knit in the round from the top down, this sweater looks stunning in golden and deep blue hues.

Time: 25 Hour Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34.75 (37.25, 40, 41.75, 43.5) (45.25, 47, 49.75, 51.5) (54.25, 57.75, 60.5, 62.25, 64)” to fit bust 30.75 (33.25, 36, 37.75, 39.5) (41.25, 43, 45.75, 47.5) (50.25, 53.75, 56.5, 58.25, 60)”

4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 41.75”

Gauge: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking.

Be sure to check gauge for colorwork as well as St st. If colorwork is tighter, consider going up a needle size when working these sections.

Materials

Medium weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Worsted (100% Merino wool; 210 yards [194 meters]/100 grams): 150 Azul Profundo (MC, 4 (4, 4, 5, 5)  (5, 5, 6, 6)  (6, 7, 7, 7, 8) skeins), 63 Natural (CC1, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1,)  (1, 2, 2, 2)  (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) skeins), 35 Frank Ochre (CC2, 1 skein).

Needles: US Size 8 (4 mm) 16” circular needle for neckband, set of DPN’s for sleeves, 32” circular, or longer, for yoke and body.

Notions: Markers, waste yarn, tapestry needle.

Charts: 

Bottom Chart

Sleeve Chart

Yoke Chart

Abbreviations

BOR – beginning of round

Special Stitches

1×1 Ribbing (multiple of 2 sts)

Rnd 1: [K1, p1] around.

Rep Rnd 1 for pattern.

German Short-Rows

To work a short-row on the RS, knit to turning point. Turn work and slip first stitch on left hand needle to right hand needle. Take yarn to the back and pull stitch up and over the needle, creating a double stitch.

To work a short-row on a WS row, purl to the turning point. Turn work and bring yarn to the front. Slip the next stitch purlwise. Bring yarn to the back over top of needle, creating a double stitch.

When you come to the double stitch after resuming knitting in the round, knit the double stitches together.

A tutorial on German Short-Rows can be found here.

Pattern Notes

The beginning of round stitch marker will be located in the center back of sweater while working the yoke. When dividing for the sleeves it is moved to the left underarm.

Pattern

With MC, and using short circular needle and the method of your choice, CO 88 (88, 90, 90, 90) (92, 92, 94, 94) (96, 98, 100, 100, 102) sts. Pm and join for working in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Neckband

Work in 1×1 Ribbing for 5 rnds.

Yoke

Knit 1 rnd.

Work Increase Rnds:

Change to larger needles when necessary.

Size 34.75” Only

Rnd 1: K2, (M1, k5) 4 times, (M1, k4) 11 times, (M1, k5) 4 times, M1, k2. (108 sts) 

Size 37.25” Only

Rnd 1: K2, (M1, k3) 8 times, (M1, k4) 9 times, (M1, k3) 8 times, M1, k2. (114 sts)

Size 40 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 9 times, (M1, k2) 17 times, (M1, k3) 9 times, M1, k1. (126 sts)

Size 41.75” Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 3 times, (M1, k2) 35 times, (M1, k3) 3 times, M1, k1. (132 sts)

Size 43.5 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k1) 3 times, (M1, k2) 41 times, (M1, k1) 3 times, M1, k1. (138sts)

Size 45.25” Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k1) 6 times, (M1, k2) 39 times, (M1, k1) 6 times, M1, k1. (144 sts)

Size 47” Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 30 times, M1, k1. (123 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K2, (M1, k4) 6 times, (M1, k5) 14 times, (M1, k4) 6 times, M1, k3. (150 sts)

Size 49.75” Only

Rnd 1: K2, (M1, k3) 30 times, M1, k2. (125 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.        

Rnd 4: K2, (M1, k4) 30 times, M1, k3. (156 sts)

Size 51.5 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 13 times, (M1, k2) 7 times, (M1, k3) 13 times, M1, k1. (128 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: Rnd 1: K2, (M1, k3) 4 times, (M1, k4) 25 times, (M1, k3) 4 times, M1, k2. (162 sts)

Size 54.25 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 12 times, (M1, k2) 11 times, (M1, k3) 12 times, M1, k1. (132 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K2, (M1, k3) 6 times, (M1, k4) 23 times, (M1, k3) 6 times, M1, k2. (168 sts)

Size 57.75 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k3) 8 times, (M1, k2) 24 times, (M1, k3) 8 times, M1, k1. (139 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K1, (M1, k4) 8 times, (M1, k3) 24 times, (M1, k4) 8 times, M1, k2. (180 sts)

Size 60.5 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k2) 49 times, M1, k1. (150 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K2, (M1, k5) 3 times, (M1, k4) 29 times, (M1, k5) 3 times, M1, k2. (186 sts)

Size 62.25 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k2) 49 times, M1, k1. (150 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K2, (M1, k3) 9 times, (M1, k4) 23 times, (M1, k3) 9 times, M1, k2. (192 sts)

Size 64 Only

Rnd 1: K1, (M1, k2) 50 times, M1, k1. (153 sts)

Rnds 2-3: K.

Rnd 4: K1, (M1, k4) 9 times, (M1, k3) 26 times, (M1, k4) 9 times, M1, k2. (198 sts)

All Sizes

Knit 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) (8, 7, 7, 7) (7, 7, 8, 8, 8) rnds.

Work Colorwork Yoke:

Work Rows 1-37 of Yoke Chart, working a total of 18 (19, 21, 22, 23) (24, 25, 26, 27) (28, 30, 31, 32, 33) repeats around. (216 (228, 252, 264, 276) (288, 300, 312, 324) (336, 360, 372, 384, 396) sts at end of chart)

With MC, knit 1 rnd.

Work Short-Rows:

Row 1 (RS): Knit 75 (79, 88, 92, 97) (101, 105, 109, 113) (117, 125, 129, 133, 137) sts. Turn. (WS): Purl to 75 (79, 88, 92, 97) (101, 105, 109, 113) (117, 125, 129, 133, 137) sts past BOR marker. Turn.

Row 2 (RS): Knit to 69 (73, 82, 86, 91) (95, 99, 103, 107) (111, 119, 123, 127, 131) sts past BOR marker. Turn. (WS): Purl to 69 (73, 82, 86, 91) (95, 99, 103, 107) (111, 119, 123, 127, 131) sts past BOR marker. Turn.

Row 3 (RS): Knit to 62 (67, 76, 80, 85) (89, 93, 97, 101) (105, 113, 117, 121, 125) st past BOR marker. Turn. (WS): Purl to 62 (67, 76, 80, 85) (89, 93, 97, 101) (105, 113, 117, 121, 125) st past BOR marker. Turn

Row 4 (RS): Knit to 56 (61, 71, 76, 79) (83, 87, 91, 95) (99, 107, 111, 115, 119) sts past BOR m. Turn. (WS): Purl to 56 (61, 71, 76, 79) (83, 87, 91, 95) (99, 107, 111, 115, 119) sts past BOR m. Turn.

Resume St st in the round, knitting together the double sts when you come to them.

Cont in St st until piece measures 8.5 (8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.25) (9.5, 9.75, 10, 10.25) (10.5, 10.75, 11, 11.25, 11.25)” from CO edge when measured at the center of the front neck. Remove marker.

Divide Sleeves and Body:

Next Rnd: K33 (35, 38, 40, 41) (43, 45, 47, 49) (51, 55, 57, 59, 61) sts, place next 42 (44, 50, 52, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64) (66, 70, 72, 74, 76) sts on holder for sleeve, CO 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts for underarm, pm for new BOR, CO 6 (7, 7, 7, 8)  (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts for underarm, k66 (70, 76, 80, 82) (86, 90, 94, 98) (102, 110, 114, 118, 122) sts for front, place next 42 (44, 50, 52, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64) (66, 70, 72, 74, 76) sts on holder for sleeve, CO 12 (14, 14, 14, 16) (16, 16, 18, 18) (20, 20, 22, 22, 22) sts for underarm, knit to BOR. (156 (168, 180, 188, 196) (204, 212, 224, 232) (244, 260, 272, 280, 288) body sts rem)

Body

Continue in St st until piece measures 10.75” from underarm, or 3.25” shorter than desired length.

Work Rows 1-13 of Bottom Chart, working 4-st pattern repeat around.

With MC, knit 2 rnds.

Hem

Work in 1×1 Ribbing for 5 rnds.

BO all sts.

Sleeves

Place 42 (44, 50, 52, 56) (58, 60, 62, 64) (66, 70, 72, 74, 76) held sleeve sts back on needle.

Starting at center of underarm of body, pick up and k6 (7, 7, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts from body underarm CO, knit across sleeve sts to end of rnd, pick up and k6 (7, 7, 7, 8) (8, 8, 9, 9) (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) sts, pm for BOR. (54 (58, 64, 66, 72) (74, 76, 80, 82) (86, 90, 94, 96, 98) sts)

Knit in St st for 1”.

Shape Sleeve:

Dec Rnd: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (2 sts decreased)

Rep Dec Rnd every 8 (8, 6, 6, 4) (4, 4, 4, 4) (4, 4, 2, 4, 2) rnds 4 (4, 7, 3, 1) (4, 7, 7, 10) (16, 16, 1, 19, 1) more times, then every 10 (10, 8, 8, 6) (6, 6, 6, 6) (6, 6, 4, 0, 4) rnds 4 (4, 4, 7, 12) (10, 8, 8, 6) (2, 2, 19, 0, 19) more times. (36 (40, 40, 44, 44) (44, 44, 48, 48) (48, 52, 52, 56, 56) sts rem)

Cont even in St st until sleeve measures 14.5” from underarm, or until 2.75” less than desired length.

Work Rows 1-9 of Sleeve Chart, working 4-st pattern repeat around.

With MC, knit 2 rnds.

Cuff

Work in 1×1 Ribbing for 5 rnds.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements.

Schematic Measurements

Bust: 34.75 (37.25, 40, 41.75, 43.5) (45.25, 47, 49.75, 51.5) (54.25, 57.75, 60.5, 62.25, 64)”

Yoke Depth: 8.5 (8.5, 8.75, 9, 9.25) (9.5, 9.75, 10, 10.25) (10.5, 10.75, 11, 11.25, 11.25)”

Upper Arm: 12 (13, 14.25, 14.75, 16) (16.5, 17, 17.75, 18.25) (19, 20, 21, 21.25, 21.75)

Wrist: 8 (9, 9, 9.75, 9.75) (9.75, 9.75, 10.75, 10.75) (10.75, 11.5, 11.5, 12.5, 12.5)

Arm Length: 17.25”

Length from Bottom to Underarm: 14”

Neck: 19 (19.5, 19.5, 20, 20) (20.5, 20.5, 21, 21) (21.25, 21.75, 22.5, 22.5, 22.75)”

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