I have always been very impressed with the fit of yoke sweaters. Knitted from the top down, the sweater can be tried on to check for fit and allow for possible adjustments. While many of today’s yoke sweaters contain stranded color work, I wanted to design a one-color version, where the texture of cables and the tweed look of the yarn are the main attraction. The Javelin sweater is by no means “just another yoke sweater.” The cable texture pattern extends past the yoke’s body and sleeve separation. The small 2-stitch cables continue into the hem and then match up with hem and cuff cable repeats. The yarn I’ve chosen for this yoke sweater looks a lot like tweed but is not. The signature blend of Merino wool, cashmere, and silk makes Arranmore Light pretty much perfect in every way. It is lighter and delivers more yardage than regular 100% wool yarns, and the nice stitch definition highlights the cable work.
- e-book measurements in inches
- cable pattern provided in chart form
- Sizes S (M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Materials you need at home:
- The Fibre Co. ARRANMORE LIGHT (328yds/300m, 100g/3.5oz, 80% Wool, 10% Silk, 10% Cashmere) 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6,) skeins #AML250 Tallach
- Size 5 (3.75mm) needles plus dpns for neckline and cuff ribbing
- Size 6 (4.00mm) needles plus dpns for body and sleeves
- cable needle
- stitch markers
- Stitch holders or waste yarn
Renate Kamm/Yarn-Stube Designs
I live in San Diego, CA and recently retired from an amazing international work live. I’ve published my first pattern in 2013. Now I design and knit and crochet full time. It was easy to switch from work-travel to pleasure-travel. Should you be interested in any of my designs or patterns and need more information before you make the purchase, please don’t hesitate and send me your questions. I will answer any questions as promptly as possible.