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Thistle Yoke Pullover Pattern Download

BY Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho


Thistle Yoke Pullover Pattern Download

BY Ainur Berkimbayeva For Purl Soho

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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 view Product Details, below, for more information about materials, gauge, and sizes.

Product Details


Purl Soho’s Good Wool, 100% Andean highland wool. Each skein is approximately 383 yards/ 100 grams.

  • Main Color (MC): 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins; approximately 1080 (1210, 1375, 1545, 1705, 1870, 2045, 2170) yards required.
  • Contrast Color (CC): 1 skein; approximately 190 (200, 215, 215, 230, 230, 245, 255) yards required.


We used the following colors...

  • MC: Heirloom White; CC: Hickory Nut
  • MC: Walking Stick; CC: Winter Grass
  • MC: Winter Grass; CC: Fern Green
  • MC: Teal Twilight; CC: Periwinkle Gray

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22 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch



NOTE Need help deciding on a size? Check out our Understanding Ease + Selecting Size Tutorial!


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

  • Finished Chest Circumference: 34½ (38¼, 42½, 47, 51¼, 55¾, 60, 64¼) inches
  • Finished Length From Neck To Bottom Edge: 21¾ (22½, 23½, 24½, 25¼, 25¾, 26¾, 27) inches
  • Finished Sleeve Length From Underarm: 18 (18, 17½, 17½, 17, 17, 16½, 16) inches


Samples: Heirloom White and Hickory Nut versions are size 38¼, worn with 4 inches of ease. Winter Grass version is size 34½, worn with 2½ inches of ease. Teal Twilight version is size 47, worn with 1½ inches of ease.



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