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a new project

Remember how I talked last year about my undying love for yoke-style sweaters, and wondered aloud about making 2009 a “Year of Yokes”? Well, the Year of Yokes, it has begun:

something new. [365.208]

What you see there is the beginning of my first of many yoke sweater projects this year. It’s a top-down yoked cardigan, inspired by the pattern in the newest Knit.1 magazine, but without the raglan portion. I’m knitting it up in some Araucania Nature Wool I’ve had hanging out in my stash for several years, and am absolutely smitten with the color.

But that’s not all! See, I don’t want this Year of Yokes to be a lonely endeavor. So I’d like to invite all my fellow yoke-appreciators to join me, whether you plan to knit just a single yoke sweater, or a whole slew of them, as I do. As such, I created a group blog: the Society for the Appreciation of Yoked Sweaters Blog! If you go there, you’ll see a page telling you how to join in in the fun. Let’s all yoke-along together this year!

9 thoughts on “a new project”

  1. Stacey beat me to it – yoke on, indeed! I’ve got a couple of Zimmermann yokies in mind for 2009. I love your bright, cheerful green.

  2. So pretty so far! I have a bunch of Nature Wool in my stash, and no idea what to make from it, so I can’t wait to see how this one comes out. Your KAL sounds like fun, I’m going to have to check out the group pages!

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