Knits for Little Scamps – volume 1
2 (4) 6 (8) 10 years
Sweater, chest: 24½ (26¼) 29½ (30½) 32 in.
Total length: 13¾ (15¾) 17¾ (19¾) 21¾ in.
Sleeve length: 9¾ (11¾) 13 (14¼) 15¼ in.
Stockinette stitch on a 5 mm (US8) circular needle
17 sts and 22 rows = 4 x 4 in.
Peruvian Highland Wool by Filcolana
(100% wool; 109 yards pr. 50 g)
5mm (US8) + 4 mm (US6)
I think round yokes are one of the lovelies things to knit, and one of the most elegant ways to accentuate the gorgeous shape of it, is to add colorwork. It quickly becomes a bit complicated, though, when working both colorwork and shaping at the same time.
Editing and simplifying is an important part of my design process, and I really enjoy trying to pare an idea down to its essence. The yoke for Laban is a round colorwork yoke in it’s simplest and most essential form.
As often happens during the design process, the design for Laban evolved along the way. I liked the simple colorwork pattern so much – especially the way the 2 colors worked together, that I ended up adding a mirrored version to the cuffs and hem as well.
Since I first had the idea for Laban, I’ve called it the fox cardigan. The design did’t come together until recently, when Filcolana came out with Peruvian Highland Wool in the the oatmeal-y color. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the perfect match for the rusty orange, and I just had to cast on right away.
I love that feeling.