Circular yoke for children

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Hi,

I’m hoping to knit a sweater with a Fair Isle yoke for my 4 year old daughter. I’m using a Silver Reed machine with a punchcard function and ribber. I have an adult pattern for machine knitting (from Machine Knitting Monthly 1991) which I would like to adapt to her size. I have no clue how to revise the pattern and the yoke in order to make the pattern work for a smaller size. Any suggestions or tips on how to do this or where to find a pattern?

Thanks…

Hello Mariatherese

I know it is rather a long time since you posted your query but I have just found that Kathleen Kinder has Circular Yoke Patterns in her book “A Resource Book Pattern Supplement”. She has drawn blocks for the Knitradar based on a raglan sleeve pattern. Perhaps it would be possible for you to adapt a raglan pattern if you do not have this book.
To shape the yoke she suggests three decrease rows in between the bands of pattern. To do this she recommends decreasing evenly along the row then removing the knitting on waste yarn. Rehang the stitches on to fewer needles – it’s easier when you have already done the decreases then knit the next section.

I hope this helps a bit.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2010-05-24 18:40:37
Hello Mariatherese

I know it is rather a long time since you posted your query but I have just found that Kathleen Kinder has Circular Yoke Patterns in her book “A Resource Book Pattern Supplement”. She has drawn blocks for the Knitradar based on a raglan sleeve pattern. Perhaps it would be possible for you to adapt a raglan pattern if you do not have this book.
To shape the yoke she suggests three decrease rows in between the bands of pattern. To do this she recommends decreasing evenly along the row then removing the knitting on waste yarn. Rehang the stitches on to fewer needles – it’s easier when you have already done the decreases then knit the next section.

I hope this helps a bit.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2010-05-24 18:40:37