The one with the cabled yoke
The Tucker Sweater is the one with the cabled yoke. You know, the cool sweater on the cover of Interweave Knits Fall 2015.
Just take a look!
Amanda Scheuzger’s Tucker Sweater is worked in the round from the bottom up. Once the body and sleeves are finished, the pieces are joined for working the cabled yoke. This sweater is a fairly easy knit, but the design took some real thinking on Amanda’s part.
For instance, in order to maintain the continuous cable, she figured out that the beginning of the round needed to shift occasionally to allow for the cable crossings to be worked at the correct places. To accomplish this, Amanda instructs us to slip some stitches at the beginning of those rounds and move the marker to a new location. Then she shifts the beginning of the round to its proper place by stopping the round a few stitches early and moving the marker again. Don’t worry, you’ll be instructed to move the marker when necessary—no guesswork involved!
We’ve kitted up the Tucker Sweater for you; the kit includes 5 to 7 skeins of yarn, depending on what size you need. There are three sizes to choose from, 36″/40″, 44″, and 48″/52″. You’ll also get the magazine with the pattern. The yarn is HiKoo Kensington, which is a blend of 60% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, and 5% Silk Noils. (Silk noils are the short fibers left over from spinning silk.) My local yarn shop carries HiKoo yarns and I’ve felt Kensington—it’s a beaut. The construction of Kensington is chainette; here’s a little info about that:
P.S. Is the Tucker Sweater on your list of fall-knitting list? Leave a comment below and let me know which projects you’re looking forward to!