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Wool Gathering #89 (September 2013)
Shirt Yoke Detail
Details for Wool Gathering #89: This has always been one of my favorite of the eleven different yoke tops designed by Elizabeth Zimmermann, and I have included my few modifications to the original instructions. Heretofore, it has always been shown as a pullover, but I found a cardigan version (shown on the cover and above), one that Elizabeth wore frequently; there was an acorn in one of the pockets.
This seamless sweater is knitted entirely in the round, with woven underarms. It is worked from the lower edge of the body to wanted length to underarm. Sleeves are worked from cuff to underarm and the three units are united to begin the yoke shaping. To get the look of a man’s shirt yoke across the back, the saddle is quite deep. Naturally, everything is subject to your individual taste and adjustments are relatively easy.
Wool Gathering 89 is sold out. It is now available as a Schoolhouse Pattern. Order below.
Order Schoolhouse Press Pattern 49, Shirt Yoke Pullover & Cardigan, $10
SPUN OUT DESIGNS and PATTERNS
When Wool Gatherings become sold out, we re-print the original design in a 1-page leaflet called Spun Out, or, for WG78 and beyond as a Schoolhouse Press Pattern. Spun Out designs are $1.00 each ($3.00 for the Baby Surprise Jacket). Patterns are in color, 4 page format with expanded instructions, technique illustrations and sizing info. We try to keep all of our designs available in one form or another; missing numbers are designs that appear in books by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.
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