Carolyn’s Colorwork Yoke Sweater

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

colorwork yoke sweater The Loopy Ewe

I haven’t done a colorwork yoke sweater yet. I have seen some that have tempted me:

Goldwing or Newleaf or Midcoast also by Jennifer Steinglass

Chauncey or Night Groove by Isabel Kraemer

Dagna Yoke Sweater or Goro Cardigan by Kristin Drysdale

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.)



  1. What’s the pattern name of the cowl with the flat back that you showed on the blog-cast today, June 3rd? The one where you start flat and then knit in the round.

  2. this is a gorgeous sweater. I’ve been tempted to try a yoke sweater but living in FL there is maybe one day a year we can actually wear a pullover – just not practical. I ordered Magpie DK for my CL 1 and it is just swoon worthy! lovely stuff and I would definitely try the fingering. I usually only knit shawls of some type and I do knit them year round. This is my 10th Camp Loopy and I’ve done a lot of great shawls and experimented with a new-to-me yarn on almost every month of 10 years of camp which has been great. Just appreciate the discount and all the support from you and your staff over the decade. Here’s to 10 more ! Mel

  3. Carolyn’s sweater is gorgeous. I have only done colorwork once and not a sweater. The yoked patterns do not look good on me or my daughters but I love dreaming over them/

  4. I just knit whatever project I’m currently knitting because I love snow and cold weather! There are only about 3 months that are too warm for a shawl or sweater, and if I’m in the mountains I need something to keep me cozy! I’m usually knitting something for several months because I have an extraordinary amount of projects in the works and I love to quilt too!
    I love Carolyn’s sweater!

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