I love this flowery yoke so much, I made three. The cropped, boxy fit and 3/4 length sleeves make Bergitte perfect for spring or cool summer evenings. It’s a super quick knit. Also includes instructions for a short-sleeve summer top knit with cotton. Knit bottom up with one size needle (in a 32-inch circular and Flexiflips for the sleeves). I knit Bergitte with a 4mm, but please swatch to find the perfect needle for you to get gauge. Knit with Brooklyn Tweed Shelter 5 (5,6,7,7,8,9) skeins of Camper and 1 (1,1,1,1,12) skeins of Tallow, knit at 4.5 stitches per inch. I love bottom-up construction because I like to knit wherever I can (or knit and walk) and doing the sleeves separately, unattached to the body is super-fast and portable. Next you will join the sleeves to the body, knit the yoke, cast off, graft armholes and wear immediately. I also like bottom-up construction because I am so excited to get to the colorwork, that I knit as fast as I can to get to it.
This sweater can easily be knit over a weekend (or in a day for very speedy knitters). Included in this pattern is a recipe for rhubarb compote.
Sizes XS (pictured) S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL Finished Measurements 3-inch positive ease Chest: 32.8 (35.5, 38.2, 40.8, 43.5, 46.2,48) inches Body length to underarm: 13 (13.5,14,14,15,15.5,16) inches Sleeve length: 13 (13.5,14,14.5,15,15.5,16) inches Yoke depth: 8 (8, 8.25, 8.25, 8.5, 8.75, 9) Inches Total length: 21 (21.5, 22.75, 22.75, 23.5, 24.25, 25) inches Yarn Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, Worsted 740 - 1400 yards (677 - 1280 m) Needles US 7 - 4.5 mm Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch Skills Used Long-tail cast on k2p2 Knitting in the round DPN skills Backward loop increase Colorwork knitting in the round Catching floats k2tog ssk Bind off Graft underarms Weaving in ends