Ainur Berkimbayeva is a form-follows-function kind of designer, in wonderful evidence here with her Thistle Yoke Pullover, designed especially for Purl Soho. A stunning ring of thistle-y petals backdropped by garter-ridge stripes, the yoke is a short-row tour-de-force. Knit sideways and flat, this part may look a bit intimidating, but super-easy German Short Rows simplify the knitting gymnastics. Graft the yoke together at center back, then pick up along its bottom edge to continue à la your usual top-down sweater... But in the end, so not usual! With all this action, Ainur kept the yarn naturally understated. One hundred percent undyed Andean highland wool, our Good Wool fits the bill, settling the design into a cozy world of wood grain, pine cones, rays of sunshine, and yes, the beautiful blossom of a thistle! Please click Product Details, above, for more information about materials, gauge, and sizes.
Purl Soho’s Good Wool, 100% Andean highland wool. Each skein is approximately 383 yards/ 100 grams.
22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
34½ (38¼, 42½, 47, 51¼, 55¾, 60, 64¼)
To fit actual chest circumference of approximately 30–33 (34–37, 38–41, 42–46, 47–50, 51–54, 55–59, 60–63) inches, with 1–4 inch(es) of ease
Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 38¼, modeled with 4 inches of ease.