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Free Knitting Pattern: Classic Yoke Pullover

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Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: 80942AD
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. [86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm]
Finished Length 28 (28, 29, 30 1/2, 30 1/2) in. [71 (71, 73.5, 77.5, 77.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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We updated the classic pullover with a contemporary yoke and the beautiful painterly colors of Homespun.
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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Additional Materials
• Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 29 in. (73 cm)

Classic Yoke Pullover

Lion Brand® Homespun®


14 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


K1, p1 Rib (worked in rows or rnds)
Row 1:
*K1, p1; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K1, p1 Rib.

K2, p2 Rib
Row 1:
*K2, p2; rep from *.
Row 2: K the knit sts and p the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for K2, p2 Rib.


For Back, Front and Sleeves, work back and forth on circular needle, as if working on straight needles.


With A, cast on 70 (76, 86, 94, 100) sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 4 in. (10 cm), end with a WS row.
Next Row (RS - Dec Row): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 68 (74, 84, 92, 98) sts remaining at end of row. Continue in St st (k on RS, p on WS) and rep Decrease Row every 12th (12th, 10th, 10th, 12th) row 4 (4, 5, 5, 4) more times – 60 (66, 74, 82, 90) sts. Work even until piece measures 17 1/2 (17 1/2, 18, 19, 19) in. [44.5 (44.5, 45.5, 48.5, 48.5) cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan Armhole
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 54 (60, 68, 76, 84) sts.
Next Row: K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 52 (58, 66, 74, 82) sts.
Next Row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows 8 (8, 9, 10, 10) more times, binding off 1 st at beg of last WS row – 35 (41, 47, 53, 61) sts. Slip sts to a holder.

Work as for Back.

SLEEVE (make 2)
With A, cast on 44 (44, 46, 48, 48) sts. Work in k2, p2 Rib for 2 in. [5 cm]. Continue in St st until piece measures 16 1/2 in. [42 cm] from beg, end with a WS row.
Shape Raglan
Bind off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows – 38 (38, 40, 42, 42) sts remaining at end of row.
Next Row (RS - Dec Row): K2, k2tog, k to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 – 36 (36, 38, 40, 40) sts.
Next Row (WS): Purl.
Rep last 2 rows (8, 8, 9, 10, 10) more times – 20 sts. Slip sts to a holder.

From RS, working sts from stitch holders, join B at beg of Back sts. Knit across sts of Back, then Sleeve, Front and remaining Sleeve – 110 (122, 134, 146, 162) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Knit 1 rnd.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): K 4, k2tog, *k8, k2tog; rep from * around, end k 4 (6, 8, 0, 6) – 99 (110, 121, 131, 146) sts.
Work 3 rnds.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): *K 7, k2tog; rep from * around, end k 0 (2, 4, 5, 2) – 88 (98, 108, 117, 130) sts
Knit 3 rnds even.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): K 3, k2tog, *k6, k2tog; rep from * around, end k 3 (5, 7, 8, 5) – 77 (86, 95, 103, 114) sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd): *K 5, k2tog; rep from * around, end k 0 (9, 4, 5, 2) – 66 (75, 82, 89, 98) sts.
Knit 3 rnds.
For sizes L, 1X, and 2X only
Next Rnd (Dec Rnd):
K2, k2tog, *k4, k2tog; rep from * around, end k0 (1, 4) sts – 68 (74, 82) sts.
Knit 1 rnd.
For all sizes
Work in k1, p1 Rib for 3 in. [7.5 cm]. Bind off in rib.

Sew raglan seams. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 4 reviews)
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Classic Yoke Pullover Reviewed by Alethea Bushaw on 2012-12-12 *****
Loved making this one. Was fast to knit. Pattern was simple and the size was a good fit. Made mine in the purple color. Seaming the sleeves and all were easy because of the type of yarn. Next one I'll make a bit longer so I can wear it with boots and leggings.

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