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I've gotten out of my solid-color-pullover slump, but now I've fallen down the cardigan-with-patterned-yoke rabbit hole. I got a copy of Norah Gaughan's Knitting Nature, and it has a pattern for a sweater coat with a colorwork yoke done in a fractal pattern. Here's the image from the book:


I'm making a bunch of adjustments, though. I'm just going to make a standard-length cardigan, instead of a full-length coat, and I'm converting the pattern to knitting in the round so that I don't have to do purled colorwork on the yoke. I'm also substituting yarn, since the original yarn (Reynolds Odyssey) is a little too spendy for me.


The body is Wool of the Andes Kettle Dye in Timber, and then I'm going to do the yoke background in Auburn with the fractal pattern in Oak. One warning: I did alternate between two balls of Timber Kettle Dye on the body to make sure that the colors blended well and that I didn't get any weird pooling.


I'll have to steek the front, which is a little intimidating, but we've been working on a bunch of videos on different steeking techniques that will be added to the Tutorials section pretty soon.

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Comment by EmilyCaroline on August 21, 2008 at 6:21am
I love those three colors together! I'll have to keep that in mind for future projects...
Comment by Roxane on August 19, 2008 at 1:27pm
I really like the idea of doing this as a standard-length cardigan. I've knit a sweater with Odyssey, and I dearly love it, but seeing how nicely this is knitting up, I certainly wouldn't do it again. And steeking is dead easy!

I'm kind of in a patterned-yoke mood, too. Haven't done one of those in 20 years!
Comment by Christy on August 19, 2008 at 11:55am
I can't wait to see it!

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