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If banging out Hélène Magnússon’s Crowberry Sweater has given you a thirst for yokes, then look no further! I have trawled Ravelry to bring you a tasting platter of yokes, from colorwork to textures and more. All of the following designs are knitted at worsted weight gauge, so you will be banging them out in no time at all.

Belfort by Victoria Marchant Knits

Victoria Marchant specializes in inclusive sizing, offering a wide choice of body and sleeve sizes, which can then be mix and matched to ensure the best possible fit for all bodies. Her Belfort pattern is inspired by the canal houses of Bruges in Belgium and features a stunning lace pattern around the lower yoke. Yokes aren’t just for colorwork! Belfort uses a combination of fingering merino and a lace weight mohair that are knitted together at a worsted weight gauge, creating a luxurious feel to the finished sweater.

Winslow by Jennifer Wood

If you fancy some texture in your yoke, how about Jennifer Wood’s sinuous Winslow sweater? The cables twist through the yoke and shaping and would look amazing with the stitch definition of MDK’s own Atlas yarn.

Apothecary by The Petite Knitter

If you have been fired with a love of Icelandic yarns, then look no further than Apothecary by The Petite Knitter, which can be knitted in Léttlopi along with a range of other worsted weight yarns. The graphic pattern repeats would be ideal if you are new to colorwork.

Love Number Sweater by Lily Kate France

Are statement sleeves more your thing? Then Lily Kate France has just the sweater for you. Knitted from the top down, and featuring a deceptively simple textured stitch pattern at both yoke and cuffs, Lily’s pattern includes both straight body and waist shaping versions. This is another fabulous pattern that would look great in Atlas!

Spotlight by Tin Can Knits

Well known for their baby to adult sizing, Tin Can Knits have heaps of gorgeous yokes to choose from. I settled on Spotlight which uses a bold motif that would be great for showcasing a special skein or two of hand-dyed yarn.

Goldwing by Jennifer Steingass

A discussion of yoke sweater designs wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Jennifer Steingass . Her organic colorwork designs are incredibly eye-catching. Goldwing uses just two colors and features a negative effect with the colors reversed on the upper half of the yoke. The design is knitted from the top down and uses applied i-cord to give a professional finish to the sweater.

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  • What a beautiful collection of sweaters! Thanks so much, Jen and MDK. And I love the expression on the little child’s face (and the artistic ‘do) in the Spotlight photo. I often feel just like that! 🙂

    • I made Winslow with Carol Fellers yarn in Frog on the Wall. Looks amazing and was a fun knit.

  • And I thought I would just knit socks after Bang Out a Sweater.

  • Thanks!!

  • Thank you so much for the little nudge I needed to finish what I have on needles now…because I have so many of these as “next.” Lovely curation!

  • The column I needed right now! I have a worsted weight sweater quantity of yarn for a sweater I planned to knit years ago, but fell out of love with the pattern. I’ve been searching Ravelry for ideas, and none of them really spoke to me. These do! Thanks, Jen!

  • Must have been hard to only come up with these. I also like The Field Sweater and one of Rachel Illsley’s patterns.

  • I love having another eye and especially a knitterly and sophisticated one such as Jen’s choose favorites from among current patterns. It’s such fun to imagine making this one and then that. Well, one can dream!

  • How wonderful. A couple of pretty sweaters would make the winter months a little nicer. Best get started now. Thank you for this nice selection.

  • Thank you for this!! I am often overwhelmed with the choices so I love when someone like Jen curates a collection like this.

  • The garments are gorgeous and such a beautiful collection of patterns and styles. Thank you so much for your excellent curation of designs and their talented creators.

  • I just love seeing the beautiful patterns I can knit and the yarns I. A buy.

  • Thanks, Jenn. Most of your yolk favorites are mine as well!

  • Jen it is so good to see you out and about. I have been a fan for quite a while. Love the instructions, videos, and patterns that you so graciously do.
    Welcome back.

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