I shared this photo on our Instagram page today, but in case you’re not on Instagram, I wanted you to see this. Loopy Elf Carolyn knit this colorwork yoke sweater as a test knit during her Covid furlough, and it is just stunning.
Pattern: Meadow Moon by Jennifer Steingass
Yarn: Magpie Fibers Swanky Sock
I haven’t done a colorwork yoke sweater yet. I have seen some that have tempted me:
All beautiful patterns, but I may need to start with that Meadow Moon. Of course Carolyn’s gorgeous knitting just adds to the whole thing!
Yarn to consider for colorwork yoke sweaters:
Fingering: Magpie Swanky Sock, Uncommon Thread Posh Fingering, Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper
DK: Magpie Swanky DK, Uncommon Thread Merino DK, Fibre Co Lore, Sandnes Garn Peer Gynt or Smart
Worsted: Uncommon Thread Lush Worsted, Stonehedge, Cascade 220, Madelinetosh Vintage
Do you have a favorite colorwork yoke sweater that you have made or that is on your list? It may not be sweater weather at the moment (depending on where you live!), but it will be back here before you know it. With Camp Loopy going on, you might be thinking of projects like this to build up your sweater options before the fall sets in. My handknit sweaters are my favorite ones to wear – all knit just right for me (which usually involves making the sleeve length longer. In this Meadow Moon, I don’t even think I’d have to adapt the length. They look great!)
Do you knit winter sweaters in the summer? Do you knit summer sweaters in the winter? Or do you knit for the season, IN the season? I’m curious. (I don’t think I plan enough ahead.)