While watching the Tour de France I like to have a knitting project on the go. My most recent knitting project is a Shetland shawl but because every row is different you have to give it full concentration and so it is not a suitable project for the Tour de France.
I have been meaning to knit a Yoke jumper for my elder daughter and hadn’t been able to pin her down to select a pattern and choose her colours. She was visiting us last week and I was able to get her to do the choosing so I was then able to start work. My daughter found the pattern online.
My elder sister will recognise the pattern as it is the one I knitted her for her 21st birthday, quite a few years ago. Interesting to note that it is now a “retropattern”.
My daughter has marked on the colours that will be used instead of those on the pattern.
I made sure I did a swatch this time as I want to make sure that it fits. It is difficult to photograph navy blue. It just seems to come out a dark blur.
I have adapted the pattern so that I am knitting the complete jumper on circular needles or four double ended needles. The only seam will be six stitches under the arms.
I have managed to get quite a bit of knitting done so far and I think I might manage to finish it before the end of the Tour.
While I was searching for a yoke pattern to use I created a Pinterest board which if you are interested you can check out on Pinterest by clicking on this screen shot.
Having found all these lovely sweaters I think I will probably be doing more yoke jumpers in the future.