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photo tutorial for a women's sweater with round yoke, and knitted in the round, no cutting and no sewing.

womens sweater round yoke knitted in the round handdyed yarns color peaches and cream

Circular Bottom-Up Regular length Straight Pullover with Ribbing
Round Yoke shoulder with Full length Narrow Taper sleeves with Ribbing
Flat front neck and Flat back neck with Single Band collar
 
Pattern File Name: round yoke size 46
Size: Pattern for Woman 116 for * size 46
 
 
YARN DESCRIPTION:
* colinette; * zanziba; * 50% cotton, 50% acryl; * handwas     colinette; * zanziba; * 50% cotton, 50% acryl; * handwas  
* zanziba  8 skeins
* wigwam 1 skein
* sky        1 skein

STITCH OR KNITTING GAUGE, AND TENSION: depends on the pattern of stitches in the fabric and the tension of the
individual knitter or crocheter ( or how tightly one knits or crochets, and thick or thin yarns produce different stitches ).
Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 15,0 stitches by 24,0 rows.
Body knit by hand on 5 mm circular needles
Ribbing knit by hand on 4 mm needles ( I knitted the sleeves on regular needles )
 
FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (cms): ... with Comfortable fit.
 Chest: 129,0 Armhole: 56,0 Top Neck Opening: 24,0
 Hem Width: 23,0 Front Neck Width: 0,0
 Sleeve Top: 38,0 Front Neck Depth: 0,0
 Hem Width: 120,0 Sleeve Bottom: 26,0 Sleeve Length: 44,0
 Body Length: 64,0 Hem Length: 6,0 Collar Length: 3,0
 Hem Length: 8,0
 
Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit.
There may be sections where there are two shapings to knit at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).
 
BODY: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 180 stitches on size 4 circular needle. ( Or regular needles en join after ribbing.)
Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches. Mark the side 'seams' at the beginning and at the halfway point (90 stitches).

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End of body, markers at both side seams
 
knit in K1P1 ribbing for 8,0 cms. Inc 14 stitches evenly across the round to 194 stitches total.
2. Change to size 5 circular needle and Stocking Stitch. knit even until piece measures 27,9 cms (67 rounds), excluding hem. End of body  
 
SLEEVES: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 35 stitches on size 4 dp needles. Or regular needles. ( I did )  Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches.
Mark the 'seam' at the beginning of the round. knit in K1P1 ribbing for 6,0 cms. Inc 4 stitches evenly across the round to 39 stitches total.
2. Change to size 5 dp needles Or regular needles. ( I did )  and Stocking Stitch.  
3. Inc 1 st both sides of the marker of every 9th round 7 times, then every 10th round twice to 57 stitches (83 rounds total, excluding hem).
4. knit even until sleeve measures 38,0 cms (92 rounds), excluding hem.
5. Place these stitches on a holder and knit the second sleeve.

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 Sleeves, transfer 10 stitches, 5 before and 5 after the marker on holder or use waist yarn
( in my case 5 stitches at the beginning and 5 stitches at the end of the needle of the sleeves )
 
JOINING BODY AND SLEEVES:
1. Mark the front so you know which part of the body it is.

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Body, transfer 10 stitches, 5 before and 5 after the marker on holder or use waist yarn
 
2. Underarm stitches (four sets). Transfer 10 stitches to a holder, centred at each of the four 'seam' markers on the body and the sleeves.
These stitches will be left unknitted until the top shaping is complete, then sewn or grafted together to join the body and sleeve at the armhole.

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 At the red arrow start knitting the stitches of the first sleeve
 
3. Hold (and temporarily pin) the sleeves beside the body (all right side out), with the underarm stitches and 'seams' matching.
4. With the right side facing, and starting where the back meets the left sleeve, pick up and knit stitches as follows:
5. 47 from the left sleeve, 87 from the front, 47 from the right sleeve and 87 from the back.
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 Red arrow body part , green arrow and yellow needle, stitches of sleeve part
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 Knit the sleeve stitches of the first sleeve
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After the last sleeve stitch, knit the stitches of the body, knit to second marker

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Body, at second marker, transfer 10 stitches, 5 before and 5 after the marker on holder or use waist yarn

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Transfer 10 stitches to holder or waist yarn  

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Start knitting the sleeve stitches of second sleeve at red arrow point
 
6. Total 268 stitches. At the same time, place a marker at the start of the round and one at the centre front.
Reminder: do NOT knit the underarm stitches.

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ROUND YOKE:
Basic instructions for a standard round yoke with an even-row, equal-stitch spacing over four shaping rounds are given below.
 
1. knit round yoke shaping, decreasing from bottom to top of yoke as follows.
Rounds 1 to 14: knit even on 268 stitches.
Round 15: Dec 47 stitches evenly across the row to total 221 stitches.
(* [K4, K2tog] twice, then [K3, K2tog] once * 14 times,
then [K4, K2tog] 5 times.)
 
Rounds 16 to 28: knit even on 221 stitches.
Round 29: Dec 47 stitches evenly across the row to total 174 stitches.
(* [K3, K2tog] twice, then [K2, K2tog] once * 14 times,
then [K3, K2tog] 5 times.)
 
Rounds 30 to 41: knit even on 174 stitches.
Round 42: Dec 47 stitches evenly across the row to total 127 stitches.
(* [K2, K2tog] twice, then [K1, K2tog] once * 14 times,
then [K2, K2tog] 5 times.)
 
Rounds 43 to 55: knit even on 127 stitches.
Round 56: Dec 47 stitches evenly across the row to total 80 stitches.
(* [K1, K2tog] twice, then [K2tog]  once * 14 times,
then [K1, K2tog] 5 times.)
 
Rounds 57 to 68: knit even on 80 stitches.
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FLAT FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
1. Transfer yoke stitches to size 4 circular needle.
2. knit 3,0 cms (8 rows) in K1P1 ribbing.
3. Cast off loosely.
 
FINISHING:
1. Graft or sew the sleeve and body stitches together at the underarms.
2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

womens sweater round yoke knitted in the round handdyed yarns color peaches and cream

NOTES:

Pattern designed by: Jessica with KNITWARE DESIGN