The Art of a Circular Yoke
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines art type as “a job or activity improved by a high amount of ability or refinement.” Even though some believe it modest, knitting is an art form. Whether sitting at the knee of an elder or in a designer’s classroom, we could devote a lifetime perfecting our methods and conquering a few abilities.
As we practice our craft, we work to create knitted masterpieces. Among the most iconic canvases is that the yoke. Designers, with their boundless creativity, provide us garments with painterly colorwork, illustrative lace, beautifully cables, and much more.
Have you ever stopped to question exactly how they do it? How are the seamless sweaters that framework our faces and drape throughout our shoulders so beautifully designed by knitting masters? Do they use machines with interchangeable needles? We explore the responses to all these questions in The Art of Circular Yokes. Our teacher in the mathematics behind yokes along with the principles of forming is Holli Yeoh. Whether you try to style this kind of sweater or to feed your curiosity that is knitterly, deepening your understanding will be fascinating.
From there, wander through the halls of the sweater “gallery,” a curated collection of 15 distinctive and magnificent patterns to enlarge your handknitted wardrobe whilst honing your skills in a variety of techniques. Bottom up or top down, using slipped stitches, or colorwork, lace, wires, this collection acts as the master class to knitting the best round yoke pullovers and cardigans our designers have to offer you. They behave giving us classes with each pattern they create.
Made from unspun wool that is Icelandic, the Atheda is lightweight and warm. It is worked and at the round from the surface down. All images by Harper Point Photography.
Catch your yarn and needles, choose your next cast-on, and knit your way to some other layout that shows your love of the art form.