Sometime back in the fall I became fascinated with the idea of knitting a round yoke sweater with a V-neck. For some reason the idea of carving out a V in a circular field of knitting just sounded like fun.
By the time I started fiddling with the idea the holidays were approaching and snow was falling. It seemed fitting to knit the sample with a silvery-grey yarn that so closely matched the color of the sky as the snowflakes fell and instead of my usual embroidered flowers I was inspired to create snowflakes following the curve of the yoke. I can just as easily picture a spring colored cardigan with tiny flowers dancing around the curve.
Wintersweet is a round yoke cardigan knit from the top down. The V-neck is shaped as the yoke is worked back and forth and is ultimately finished off with a pretty collar and trim. The sleeves have folded cuffs finished with trim to match the collar. 3 simple buttons serve as closures while leaving the slight A-line free to fall gently aside.
Chest: 25 (27, 29, 30.5, 32, 34) inches.
Length: 14.5 (15.5, 16.75, 18.5, 20, 20.75) inches.
Note: always choose which size is best by the measurement in inches rather than the number size.
Green Mountain Spinnery’s Sylvan Spirit
50% Wool, 50% Tencel
2 ounces / 57 grams per hank.
180 yards / 165 meters per hank.
4 (4, 5, 5, 6, 6) hanks main color.
Small amount contrast color.
Sample shown in main color “Sterling” with contrast color “Peridot”.
US #6 (4 mm) circular needle.
US #4 (3.5 mm) circular needle.
US #6 (4 mm) double point needles.
US #4 (3.5 mm) double point needles.
OR the size needle you need to obtain appropriate gauge.
Tapestry needle, 3 buttons.
Basic shaping, working in the round.
22 sts / 32 rows = 4 inches over Stockinette stitch.
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