| This is so awesome! to purchase the pattern, then come back and customise it when you're ready to get started. THE DETAILS For example, if one of your yoke sections contains 380 stitches, Kniterator will let you know that you can fit: When you select one of the possible stitch pattern widths, your pattern will display a blank grid that you can print out and use to draw your design. Ahhhh…. So I’m happy now that I ripped out and every bit I learn I consider treasure to use for another day. | BEASTLY KNITTING, Top-Down Knitalong FO No. Using a Leasure Arts pamphlet. If you let me translate it, I would like to write it on my blog and make it public to my members and neighbors. Knitting a teeny tiny yoke sweater is a great way to get your head around the shaping method and play with yarn leftovers. Apr 15, 2013 - The Yoke-u-lator! Top down sweaters don’t usually require any sewing. Pingback: Understanding Knitting | Fringe Association, Pingback: Hot Tip: Bridge the gap | Fringe Association, Pingback: 2017 FO-13 : The purple lopi pullover | Fringe Association, Pingback: Queue Check — October 2017 | Fringe Association, Pingback: Our Tools, Ourselves: Niree Noel | Fringe Association, Pingback: Q for You: What’s your picky fit detail? A yoke sweater is a circular sweater that is typically knit from the top-down (but can also be knit from the bottom up) and are often featured with a geometrical pattern around the neck. do I kfb into the raglan stitch? I’ve been having problems with that part of the sweater because it won’t fit over the recepients head. You can use Kniterator to DIY your own basic And it’s so simple that, as I said in the original tutorial intro, if you can knit a fingerless mitt, you can knit a top-down sweater. . XS, S, M, L, XL. The blocked dimensions are what you’ll base your sweater on, but if your counts changed with blocking, bear that in mind when trying on your sweater as you go. It’s certainly helped me to understand patterns better–even bottom-up ones. Weave in ends; close up any gaps at corners of underarms with a tail of yarn; seam anywhere you included a basting stitch or knitted a sleeve flat. Sleeves: Return sts to needle, making sure you’ve got the correct number. 3: Karen Templer | Fringe Association, Pingback: Top posts of 2016 | Fringe Association, Pingback: FO-2016.21 : Striped pullover | Fringe Association, Pingback: Pull chaton – Rififa11 ~ Créations, Pingback: Top-Down Knitalong FO No. Get This Pattern. Copyright © 2016 Kniterator™ i’m a french knitter and i’m so disappointed that we cannot be able to knit as good as you amirican. NEW. Shaping a Sweater Yoke for Better Fit with Short Rows. follow you on what ever site you are on. It’s designed to have approx. Contact us 1/2 chest circumference x sts per inch = front or back st count*** IDEA LOG I'm Karen Templer — devout yarnophile and knitting enabler. You can also use a teeny tiny yoke to test out colour combinations for your own full-size sweater. If you’ve been waiting for the right pattern to try as your first ever sweater this is it! 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That sweater has set-in sleeves, so it will look different if you do it as a raglan, but what you would wind up with is something like Jess’s sweater from the knitalong https://fringeassociation.com/2016/10/25/top-down-knitalong-fo-no-1-jess-schreibstein/ – I believe she intends to publish the pattern for it at some point. Feel free to ask! + Stadium Mitts. Block your completed sweater and finish as needed for your specific sweater: Neck: Pick up sts and work as desired for your preferred neckband/buttonband treatment. Knitting Around charts out the formula under “Seamless Yoke Sweater” on pages 20-24. Okay, lets get stuck in! + Audrey Hat For crewneck pullover: Continue neck shaping until you’ve worked to your desired neck depth [B] and have completed a RS (inc) row. + Double Basketweave Cowl BEGINNING TO KNIT This post is so great ! . First: With the exact yarn and needles you intend to use, knit a large swatch (swatch “in the round” if you’re knitting your sweater in the round), measure your stitch and row gauge once, then block the swatch and measure it again. SOMEDAY VS. Knitted hats are a great baby shower gift. It’s very clear, digest and it’s a mine of information very usefull ! Knitting a basic sweater from the neck down is one of the easiest ways to gain an understanding of how sweater shaping works, which builds your confidence as a knitter and enables you to begin modifying published patterns to your liking or to knit without a pattern. NEW. SLOW FASHION Wear with pride! desired distance from shoulder to underarm x rows/rounds per inch = yoke depth****, F / UNDERARM CO COUNT It’s completely up to you! Special Issue Ideal - #05 Zip-upjacket. Thank you! Custom Dog Sweaters: A Formula ... Tecumseh is knit top down, with a circular yoke and colorwork, so of course both of my dogs were going to have to have one. Great stashbuster. From shop KseniyaDesign. | Fringe Association, Summer of Basics Make-along starts now! – of course that’s how you do the crewe front for a neck.. Why on earth did I short row it when I improvised my own pattern before! When I first published my top-down tutorial in early 2013, I’d only been knitting for about 17 months, hadn’t yet struck on my basted knitting theory, and didn’t take much care with the tutorial photos. This sweater will have a looser, more sweatshirt-like feel to it. Thank you for this. Kniterator's Blank Canvas Yoke pattern is a unique any-size, any-gauge pattern that allows you to design your own colourwork yoke sweater! Oh BARNACLES! + L'Arbre Hat Welcome to the inaugural free monthly pattern at Crocheters Have More Fun! Here are a few great sweater patterns using the circular yoke construction. Pick up and knit one st in each underarm-cast-on st, placing a marker at the center of the underarm, and join in the round. Pingback: Top-Down Knitalong: Kickoff and PRIZE news! 2-4″ of positive ease, and is graded for 9 sizes ranging from XS-5XL. Thanks. Hi Karen, your work and site is really beautiful and very inspiring. Pingback: Top-Down Knitalong FO No. Free pattern. E / YOKE DEPTH Karen Templer’s article on round-yoke sweaters is also worth a read for further discussion on their construction. NEW. The Pride Yoke is a circular yoke sweater crocheted seamlessly from the top-down. (See Basting Stitch section below if using), Work back and forth in rows, increasing on both sides of each raglan on every right side row (or as desired) and at front neck as needed for your intended neck shaping (every other row for crewneck or shallow V; every fourth row for deeper V; or as desired). For a raglan to fit correctly, you would typically increase/decrease on each side of the body (and at the front and back) and on each side of the sleeve on every right-side row or every other round if working in the round. 190 repeats of a 2-stitch wide pattern, or, 95 repeats of a 4-stitch wide pattern, or, 76 repeats of a 5-stitch wide pattern, or, 38 repeats of a 10-stitch wide pattern, or, 20 repeats of a 19-stitch wide pattern, or. Crochet Sweater Pattern Top Down Circular Yoke Pdf Pattern Sweater Clover Sizes: xs-s-m-l-xl-xxl KseniyaDesign. Thank you for your tutorial. 1/2 chest circumference x sts per inch = front or back st count***. thank you a lot and hope you keep in writting so. It’s really worth the time to shape the neck properly and pick up stitches for the band. I want to affecting your account on Kniterator. CO [A] sts for neck edge, placing markers for raglan positions (and any “seam” stitches if desired) on this or the next row. Bless you!!! Designed by ANKESTRiCK. Decide on your stitch pattern, yarn and hook. Enjoy! RS = right side In the middle of all the sts on the needle? “Target stitch counts and dimensions” = priceless. And, of course, the proprietor of Fringe Supply Co. Thank you for understanding! Body: Continue knitting the body with shaping as desired until intended length before hem treatment. – – – – – – – – – – Use whichever your stitch pattern requires, if applicable. Hi, Carolina. 4: Jen Beeman | Fringe Association, Swatch of the Month: Norah’s cables | Fringe Association, Make Your Own Basics: The pullover | Fringe Association, Q for You: Are you a repeater? ELSEWHERE | For 3” neck depth at 5 rows per inch, you’d work 15 rows. ** Continue knitting the sleeve with shaping as desired until intended length before cuff treatment. (And if so, you might find it worthwhile to steam your sweater whenever you’re trying it on.). + Whichaway Mitts If you’re new to top-down, you learn more about general top down construction here. – Yoke: Add one stitch in center of each raglan (do not include in any target stitch counts), work in reverse stockinette for duration of yoke A top down workup is probably the most common way to crochet a sweater or top. Let's fill in some formulas to make this easy to play with. NEW. You will notice on this sweater that the upper arm is quite roomy at up to half the size of the body. I just don’t recommend it, for all the reasons noted! Nov 7, 2017 - Our Top-Down Circular Yoke Pullover knitting pattern features simply executed details: its delicate neckline, subtle yoke, and easy rolled hem. These directions will let you create a very easy to knit circular yoke sweater that drapes nicely on your shoulders, fits your arms and body dimensions. A raglan is essentially where there is 4 lines that divide your sweater into 4 quadrants (front, back and two arms). Any questions? Praise The KAL! As a new designer, I struggle with finding the necessary measurements. Now I want to share it with all knitters! Free pattern. Beginning at the top of my file, I begin by filling in the places where we will count rounds. Click here Placing a marker (BOR) in the center of them, CO the number of sts needed to make front and back equal, then join in the round. Free pattern. Merci beaucoup !! Pingback: Queue Check — June 2018 | Fringe Association, Pingback: Queue Check — July 2018 | Fringe Association, Pingback: Sweater inventory, part 2: The cardigans | Fringe Association, Pingback: Hot Tip: Allow for adjustments | Fringe Association, Pingback: The ivory aran-gansey (2018 FO-19) | Fringe Association. Q FOR YOU This is hands-down the best drape I’ve ever achieved with a knit item, mostly due to using a 100% bamboo yarn from Lion Brand called Truboo. rnd(s) = round(s) At end of the inc rnd that brings them equal, place a marker (center front neck, BOR) and join in the round. As pointed out by April K., this percentage method works best for adult proportions. I hope I just overlooked it, but is there a pattern pdf or download of this? Do whatever kind of increase you like, as long as it’s on either side of your raglan, so it’s a pair of increases at each raglan “seam”. I love that you created a kind of formula to build your own top-down raglan. – Mattress stitch after blocking finished garment. Formula can be used for sweaters in the round with yoke shaping or with drop shoulder. You can, and I talk about the pros and cons in the tutorial. FINISH AS NEEDED There is so much useful information. In the middle of the additional sts — so the center front of your sweater is your new BOR. NEW FAVORITES WS = wrong side. I think the purple version of your sweater is made from Léttlopi, right? Increases are made around four fixed points. features and special offers. Top Down. Hi! WARDROBE PLANNING NEW. After the patterning on the yoke is complete and just before sleeves are separated from the body, a trapezoid-shaped wedge is made by knitting across the sleeve and back stitches, then working back and forth in shorter and shorter short rows, turning a few stitches before the last turning point. wonderful! Now, the other yoke-decrease method , percentage system if you like, that I’ve been using up until now, is what I’ve come up with by following the instructions of the charts of the book of Ann Budd’s called “Handy Book of Sweater Patterns”, a great book loaded with charts so one can design just about any kind of sweater from any yarn and needle combination (within reason of course). 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Knitted baby hats are an essential accessory, and most of them are quick and easy to make for knitters of any experience level. I’m going to have to set some aside for my next sweater… I might go into overload if I try them all on my first one!!! If so, what stitch did you use to join it to the sweater body. Improv: Basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater, View fringesupplyco’s profile on Instagram, Improv: A basic pattern for a top-down seamless sweater, How (and why) to knit top-down sleeves flat, I prefer to do it shortly after the neck is joined, how to subdivide with markers for raglans. The yoke consists of four sections, with increase rounds between them. I want a scoop neck and loose sweater to wear with stretch pants, comfy and my favorite from the start. Unfortunately, my first lesson involves ripping out a whole night of work. OUR TOOLS, OURSELVES BOR = beginning of round For the crewneck design, when you say “Placing a marker (BOR) in the center of them, CO the number of sts needed to make front and back equal, then join in the round.” I’m not sure of where you are speaking. Or why not make some in Christmas colours to decorate your tree with this year? Does that matter? | Fringe Association. So in 2016, I felt like I owed it an update — factoring in some deeper thinking and linking — which is now in place. A / CAST-ON COUNT (This can be done at any point after the neckline is complete — for a pullover, I prefer to do it shortly after the neck is joined.). | Fringe Association, How to incorporate a stitch pattern in a top-down sweater | Fringe Association, How to knit a compound raglan | Fringe Association, Knit the Look: Nastya Zhidkikh’s sexy little pullover | Fringe Association, Queue Check — July 2016 | Fringe Association, Queue Check — August 2016 | Fringe Association, How to knit inset pockets (top-down) | Fringe Association, Top-Down Knitalong: Panelist check-in | Fringe Association, Knit the Look: Deepest, blackest turtleneck | Fringe Association, Let’s talk about underarms | Fringe Association, KTFO-2016.19 : Black linen-wool cardigan of my dreams | Fringe Association, Queue Check — September 2016 | Fringe Association, #fringeandfriendsKAL2016 (5): Praise The Jumper! I am going to start a new sweater today!!! HOT TIPS And I also never imagined how popular the tutorial would be or how many countless sweaters would be knitted from it! I’m sure you are helping many, many people, including me. There are definitely industry standards out there, or so I’ve heard — you’d have to do some googling (or check the designers forum in Ravelry maybe). . I would love if you or one of your panelists talked about different increases and when/why to use them. How To / Custom Dog Sweaters: A Formula. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I’m just hoping to see the pattern isolated on a page. Generally yokes are either worked in square/rectangle or in a circle / oval – only you have a hole in the middle for your head! – Sleeves: Give the extra yoke stitches (above) to the sleeves on the separation round; use them as the two extra selvage sts needed for flat sleeves, or decrease them out right away for circular sleeves Read through the entire pattern below before starting. And if you’re participating in the knitalong, please use #fringeandfriendsKAL2016 wherever you share. Top-Down Knitalong: Kickoff and PRIZE news! In Ann Budd's book The Knitter's Handy Book of Top-Down Sweater Patterns, she talks about four types of top-down sweater construction, including the standard top-down raglan.Here's what she has to say about this classic style: SEAMLESS YOKE SWEATERS. Enter in your dimensions, and it'll spit out a pattern for a top-down, circular yoke sweater I found your blog is year and love reading it. Seamless yoke sweaters are unique in their lack of visible armhole shaping. Repeat for second sleeve. | Fringe Association, Pingback: Summer of Basics Make-along starts now! You seem to have knowledge and an understanding of knitted garment construction. You're ready to cast on! This tutorial series is super helpful! As with all Kniterator patterns, you can choose to knit the body straight, or with shaping through the waist & hips. What size needles did you use? For a shaped neck, which is what I’ll be demonstrating and what’s pictured above, you cast on the total of the number of stitches needed for the back neck, plus the tops of the two sleeves, plus 1 stitch on each end for the front neck. Please link your Ravelry projects to the new Improv pattern page. Top-Down Raglan Techniques A ‘raglan’ is a shoulder construction where the sleeves come all the way up to the neck. I also realized what was missing was a short and sweet outline/pattern for how to knit a seamless top-down sweater — without all the explanation and elaboration — which would be sufficient for sweater knitters who’d simply not done it from scratch before, while also serving as a gateway to the full tutorial for those who need it. Thank you so much for your interest in my pattern, but I’m not able to grant permission for my patterns to be republished anywhere else in any form. NEW. The sweater is knit top down and permits you to do some fitting as you go. D / SLEEVE ST COUNT (at underarm/upper sleeve) I want to start with a large loose neck. Get the free knitting pattern; Cable Luxe Tunic. The sweater is knit seamlessly from the top down, with two neck options: a provisional cast-on that allows you to raise the back neck with short rows before finishing, or a simpler version that creates a neckline that's the same at the front as the back. (8 sts inc at raglans, 2 at front neck, per inc row). The yoke is usually circular or rectangular. + Seathwaite Hat to customise and purchase your pattern, and start knitting! You can also get a link to Stitch Fiddle if you'd prefer to draw your design from your computer. The Pride Yoke is a circular yoke sweater knit seamlessly from the top-down. 2-4″ of positive ease, and is graded for 9 sizes ranging from XS-5XL. How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 3: Finishing the neck and yoke, A sweater’s worth of your choice of yarn (see yardage requirements for comparable sweaters or consult a source like, Needle Size A: in size needed to achieve your main fabric gauge, one 24″ circular needle for neck/shaping and start of yoke; one circ slightly shorter than your intended body circumference for yoke and body; DPNs or preferred method for small-circumference knitting in the round for sleeves, Needle Size B: in size needed to achieve your edging fabric (ribbing, or as desired), one 16″-24″ circular for neckband; longer circ for hem edging; DPNs or preferred method for cuffs in the round, Optional Try-On needles: Second long circular needle gauge or smaller than Needle A for trying on sweater in progress (. For V-neck pullover: Continue until your front sts combined equal the number of back sts. If so, how would you go about it? | the cedar chest, Pingback: Top-Down Knitalong FO No. So many nifty tricks and tips! NOTE: subtract F from this number to get the number you are increasing to during the raglan shaping; see above. How to improvise a top-down sweater: Introduction | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 2: Raglans and neck shaping | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 3: Finishing the neck and yoke | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 5: The art of sweater shaping | Fringe Association, How to improvise a top-down sweater, Epilogue: The possibilities are endless | Fringe Association, Top-Down Knitalong: Kickoff and PRIZE news! **Or for seamed sleeves, knit flat as described here. We have a variety of free knitting patterns for baby hats, including beanies, pixie hats, earflap hats, preemie hats, cute animal hats and more. Work hem treatment and BO. CASTING ON FOR A SHAPED NECK. I’ve been eager, but intimidated, to try my hand at improv knitting on this scale (I’ve only done so with very small projects like hats and toys). I built the tool I wanted for myself. Or take advantage of a discount code that isn't going to last forever? The recommended dimensions are based on standard size tables, and the program permits you to customize the fit. I like the fit and NO Sewing!!!! | Fringe Association, Queue Check — March 2017: A whole new queue | Fringe Association, Swatch of the Month: Fun with stockinette | Fringe Association, Queue Check — April 2017 (and a correction!) I’ve knit a few top down sweaters with M1L/M1R increases vs. kfb and wonder how a designer chooses! | Fringe Association, Pingback: In defense of top-down sweaters | Fringe Association, Pingback: Hot Tip: Knit all the parts at once | Fringe Association, Pingback: Books lately | Fringe Association, Pingback: New Favorites: The perfect leftovers hat | Fringe Association, Pingback: Queue Check — August 2017 | Fringe Association, Pingback: Queue Check Addendum: Reader, I cast on | Fringe Association, Pingback: The Details: Folded neckband | Fringe Association, Pingback: Queue Check — September 2017 | Fringe Association. NOTE: subtract F from this number to get the number you are increasing to during the raglan shaping. 3: Karen Templer | Fringe Association, FO-2016.21 : Striped pullover | Fringe Association, Top-Down Knitalong FO No. Privacy policy. While trying to find a good sweater pattern I stumbled upon yours – I’ve never knitted a full-sized sweater before (I’ve done kids ones) but I think I’d like to give yours a crack! But many colorwork sweater patterns don’t include the short rows, and the sweaters will still fit just fine without them. Nov 24, 2020 - Explore Shelly Kelly's board "Top down knit patterns", followed by 125 people on Pinterest. Dropping raglan markers as you come to them, and dividing any sts within the raglan seam between body and sleeves as desired, work to first raglan marker; transfer left sleeve sts to waste yarn; CO underarm sts [F], placing a marker at the center of the underarm; work across back sts to next raglan marker; transfer right sleeve sts to waste yarn; CO underarm sts [F], placing a marker at the center of the underarm; work to BOR marker (for pullover) or end of row (for cardigan). Then when off my needles I tried it on and realized while it was a great shape for a crew neck (tight), it wasn’t the loose scalloped neck I want. Pingback: Gone makin' - Fringe Association. RIGHT AWAY, Hi there — thanks for coming! Knitting a teeny tiny yoke sweater is a great way to get your head around the shaping method and play with yarn leftovers. Thank you for this amazing tutorial!! CAST ON AND MARK RAGLAN POSITIONS You've searched high and low for the perfect winter sweater, and here it is. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. My sample is knit with Touch Yarns Merino/Possum/Silk blend. Thanks. If this is your first sweater I recommend starting with a top down version as they tend to be simpler. (Back neck stitches + [sleeve stitches x 2] + 2 = CO.) Every increase is an even pair (2 sts) and you can’t increase evenly from an odd number to an even number, or vice versa. MAKING/MADE e.g. Winter Wonder Cabled Yoke Sweater. I feel this type of improvised project may have just become attainable for me. | Fringe Association. + Hermaness Worsted Hat Skill Level: Intermediate Knit in the round, the Yuletide Yoke Jumper uses Paintbox Yarns Chunky Pots, a fabulous multi shade chunky, for the Fair Isle section of the sweater, bringing a fabulously festive feel to this jolly … Want to stash this pattern for a rainy day? I really love that you wrote this entry, and have used it several times. You’ve made it so clear and laid it all out so beautifully. desired drop from back to front neck edge x rows per inch = neck depth Pingback: How to incorporate a stitch pattern in a top-down sweater | Fringe Association. Thanks again! ***You may need to round up or down on either your target count or your cast-on count, so that both are either even or odd numbers. e.g. Again, we will use K = 250 stitches. Circular yoke sweaters are all the rage; their timeless style never goes out of fashion. The latest is Kerry Bogert, who put together a stunning collection of circular yoke sweaters from the hottest designers out there, The Art of Circular Yokes. desired sleeve circumference x sts per inch = sleeve st count*** | BEASTLY KNITTING. Did you pick up stitches, knit to double length and fold it and seam it? Line 17 shows the round where we place the markers for the raglan, then line 20 will be filled in with how many rows are worked with increases on … Free pattern. I did my math, got several inches going and realized at midnight last night I had left out one increase at the beginning, making my front less triangular. FREE PATTERNS Top down yoke sweater. For this pattern, you may use any yarn and needles you like; you may choose between a pullover and cardigan, as well as the specific details thereof; and you’ll establish your own stitch and row gauge. We would really love to work on your top-down post. Or in the middle of the additional sts needed to CO to make the front and back equal? + Laurus Hat I’m a bit of a beginner but have made an Icelandic jumper in the round using Léttlopi. There’s no PDF or any other form of it available. One question: why couldn’t one start the neck with the neck band and then just increase number of stitches and switch to larger/longer needles at the point where these instructions cast on? Of course, I will also link your post address. Although I must admit I’m getting a bit lost… I would love to make your improv top down sweater but feel I would need a pattern to go with the description, is there one? A 44”-circumference sweater is 22 inches across; at 4.5 sts per inch that would be 99 sts for the front and 99 for the back Click here *You may reach your desired counts in the sleeves before the front/back, or vice versa. But if you would like to add short rows to your pattern, the easiest place to add short rows is before the colorwork patterning on the yoke, shortly after joining your body and sleeves. FOR BASTING STITCHES (optional) BO = bind off I just want to focus on learning the techniques. Basically a yoke, in the context of a top down sweater, is simply the shaped piece of fabric which fits from the neck and increases outwards over the shoulders and bust. This months pattern is a top down circular yoke design meant for crocheters of all ability levels from sweater designing enthusiast Courtney (aka Tinderbox). Really appreciate all the time you’ve put into creating this tutorial, it is truly helpful and full of useful information and tips! + Mamoru Mitts Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater: Introduction | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 1: Casting on and marking raglans | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 2: Raglans and neck shaping | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 3: Finishing the neck and yoke | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 4: Separating the sleeves and body | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Part 5: The art of sweater shaping | Fringe Association, Pingback: How to improvise a top-down sweater, Epilogue: The possibilities are endless | Fringe Association. Many colorwork sweater patterns don ’ t fit over the recepients head new! 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