Hello everyone! thank you for the lovely comments on my last post about my trip to Whalsay, today as promised I’m back with a new pattern release, the Ola Yoke!
This is my version of a traditional Shetland yoke jumper, as you probably know these are my favourite thing to make and wear, I probably own about 20 vintage/charity shop versions but many of them suffer from the same problem – extremely high necks! Shetland is a chilly place I know, but some of them come up just a bit too high for me so the Ola Yoke is my take on this kind of pattern.
I have worked in a lower neckline, raglan shaping before the yoke and short rows to raise the back of the neck slightly, I think this has all worked out really well and I am so happy with the final jumper. I have graded the pattern in sizes 32″ up to 48″ and the pattern has been technically edited, the jumper is knit in the round from the bottom up and the yoke decreases are all cleverly hidden in the pattern around the trees – one of the reasons why I think they sit so well on the shoulders. I used Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight for my jumper (aka my soulmate in yarn) and for the main colour I chose shade 81 – a beautiful Charcoal Grey, I was inspired by vintage knitwear and colour choices in the yoke and I decided to try keeping the background colour the same throughout the Jumper, I think this has worked as the colours and motif of the yoke really stand out.
So if you would like to knit your own Ola Yoke you can now purchase it in my Ravelry shop here, happy knitting!
thank you to my pal Vivian for taking the pictures, we took them down at the Sletts in Lerwick, one of my favourite places in the toon.