This top-down sweater features a main color which is used for the collar, body, sleeves, and garter ridges of the yoke. Choose three contrast colors of DK weight yarn for the slip stitch triangles in the yoke. A broken rib stitch pattern adds a simple texture to the body and sleeves of the sweater. Twisted rib edges crisply frame this cozy sweater. You can easily customize the length of the sleeves, body, and yoke, by knitting more textured pattern repeats for a long length or knit fewer rounds for a shorter, more cropped length.
Size 6 shown with about 8″ / 20cm of positive ease. I recommend selecting a size that is approximately 4″ / 10cm larger than your actual chest circumference for a fit with positive ease. If you want even more positive ease for a looser fit, then go up another size in the pattern.
Sleeve, Body, & Yoke lengths are customizable. Yarn DK weight
If you are using DK weight yarns like Walk Collection Merino DK or West Wool Tandem, these are the recommended skein amounts for each size. MC - 4 [4, 5, 5, 6] [6, 7, 7, 7] skeins CC1 - 1 skein CC2 - 1 skein CC3 - 1 skein
Needles US 5 / 3.75mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or 2 sizes smaller than larger needle US 7 / 4mm circular in 40″ / 100cm length or size needed to obtain gauge Magic loop method is used for knitting smaller circumferences in the round.
Notions 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle Gauge 20 sts & 32 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in textured stitch pattern after blocking using larger needles (US 7 / 4.5mm recommend)
22 sts & 32 rnds = 4″ / 10cm in twisted ribbing after blocking using smaller needles (US 5 / 3.75 recommended)
Walk Collection Merino DK (100% Superwash Merino; 246yds / 225m per 100g skein) MC - Twister CC1 - Washed Out (light blue) CC2 - Chartreuse (green) CC3 - Oxblood (red)