Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Yoke's on Me....


Here's the chart for the yoke from the blue sweater, if anyone else would like to use it. Note that there are a couple of places in the medium blue where I have two solid rounds of color - that's where I decided to add decreases (this was my first attempt at this kind of sweater, so I had to think long and hard about that part!).


Also fyi, because I had to think long and hard about this part, I found in the back of EZ's Knitter's Workshop a line about managing the decreases in a younger child's sweater - instead of 1/3, 1/3, 1/3, you decrease 1/3, 1/3, 1/4....this makes the head opening bigger for their proportionally larger noggins. You can place the 1/4 in any of the decrease rounds. 1/4 decrease is K2, K2tog. I'm just saying it here because I had to doodle that out with pencil and paper - maybe it's obvious to everyone else, but I guess I'm slow that way!

Okay, so on to the chart. It's a 12-stitch repeat; obviously you can use other colors, but I chose a dark blue, a medium blue, a light blue, and white. I used to quilt, so the whole dark/medium/light/accent thing appealed. I copied this from my scrawled out notes, but I think it's accurate! Please let me know if you see a problem, and feel free to use this on your own knitting!

8 comments:

Stacey said...

That is soooo pretty! I love it!

HomeJewel said...

Gorgeous sweater! Great job :)

Anny said...

I love it and will definately make it for my little guy. Thanks for posting the chart!

What yarn did you use (or did you say in an earlier post?) I'll go check it out.

Again, great job and I absolutely love it ;0)

Windansea said...

Hey anny, I used Plymouth Encore so that it could go straight to the washer/dryer. Thanks - Lydia

Queen of the Domesticates said...

It is turned out great! Good job!!!

Tigers said...

Beautiful, thanks for sharing your chart.

Kat said...

I just love that design, and I have every intention of stealing it (but will give you credit, of course!). :-)

Truly a beautiful sweater!

Windansea said...

Thanks for the kind comments! Kat, steal away - that's what it's for! Lydia