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:
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”
oh yes let’s yoke. i just started a zimmermann yoke cardi yesterday. your colour choice is lovely.
So much fun! I love a good yoke joke. And I’m planning on trying my first, so I’ll definitely join!
hehe you’re too cute! i LOVE that green.
Yoke on!!!!!!! I’m so there! (I’m behind already – I need to find a pattern!)
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.
Oooh I may just join you on this. I just cast on another yoke sweater myself!
Love the green but the sweater commitment I just can’t handle!
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!