Textured yoke top

Sweater for Women

Sweater for Women


To fit: 81 [86:91:97:102:107]cm (32[34:36:38:40:42]in)

Actual measurement: 84[90:96:104:110:116]cm (33[35.5:37.5:4143:45.5]in)

Length to shoulder: 59[59:60:60:61:61]cm (23(23:23.5:23.5:24:24]in)

Sleeve length: 46cm (18in)

Figures in square brackets refer to larger sizes: where there is only one set of figures this applies to all sizes.


Todds Hand Knits Pura Lana Baruffa DK 100% virgin wool (approx 115m per 50g) 13[13:14:14:15:15] x 50g balls 328 Mouseback Grey

1 pair each 3.75mm and 4mm needles

1 each 3.75mm, 4mm and 4.5mm circular needle

Stitch holders

Stitch markers

Cable needle

Row counter

Note: Yarn amounts given are based on average requirements and are approximate.


25 sts and 34 rows to 10cm over embossed patt using 4mm needles.

24 sts and 28 rows to 10cm over rib patt using 3.75mm needles.

Use larger or smaller needles if necessary to obtain correct tension.


Embossed Pattern

Row 1 and all odd rows (WS): Purl.

Row 2 (RS): P3, k4 (p4, k4) p3.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Row 8: K3, p4(k4, P4)k3.

Row 10: K1 (C4F, C4B) k1.

These 10 rows form embossed pattern.

Double Cable Pattern (for Sleeve)

Row 1: K2, p8, C4B, p8, k2.

Row 2 and all WS rows: K the k sts and p the psts as they appear.

Row 3: (T4F, p4, T4B) twice.

Row 5: (P2, T4F, T4B, p2) twice. 

Row 7: (P4, C4B, p4) twice.

Row 9: (P2, T4B, T4F, p2) twice.

Row 11: (T4B, p4, T4F) twice.

These 12 rows form Double Cable Pattern.


Using 3.75mm needles cast on 106[114:122:130:138:146] sts.

Row 1: P2 (k2, p2) to end.

Row 2: K2 (p2, k2) to end.

These 2 rows form rib patt. Work in patt until rib meas 6cm (2.5in) ending on a RS row. Change to 4mm needles and work in Embossed Patt until Back meas 34cm (13.5in) from beg of Embossed Patt ending on patt Row 5.

Shape armhole

Cast off 3 sts at beg of next 2 rows. 100(108:116:124:132:140] sts.

Sizes 1 and 2 only

Next row (RS): K4[2] k2tog, (k8[4] k2tog) to last 4[2] sts, k4[2]. 90[90] sts.

Size 3 only

Next row (RS): K4, (k3, k2tog, k4) to last 4 sts, k4.104 sts.

Size 4 only

Next row (RS): (K4, k2tog), to last 4 sts k4.104 sts.

Size 5 and 6 only

Next row (RS): K4[2], k2tog, (k9[5], k2tog) to last 5[3] sts, k5[3], 120[120] sts.

All sizes

Next row: Purl. Place sts on a stitch holder.


Using 3.75mm needles, cast on 34[34:42:42:50:50] sts and work in rib patt as for Back for 6cm (2.5in) ending on a WS row.

Next row: K1[1:0:0:1:1] (k3[3:6:6:11:11], inc in next st) to last st, k1[1:0:0:1:1]. 42[42:48:48:54:54] sts. Change to 4mm needles.

Next row (WS): Knit.

Next row: Purl.  

Next row: Knit.

Next row (RS): P9[9:12:12:15:15], work Row 1 of Double Cable Patt, p9[9:12:12:15:15], Cont in rev st st, working Double Cable Patt on centre 24 sts and at the same time inc 1 st at each end of every foll 8th row to 64(64:60:60:56:56] sts.

Inc 1 st at each end of every foll 10th row to 68[68:72:72:76:76] sts. Work a further 3cm (1.25in) ending on Row 12. 

Next row: Cast off 3 sts, work to end. 65(65:69:69:73:73] sts.

Next row: Cast off 3 sts, work to end. 62(62:66:66:70:70] sts.

Next row: Purl.

Next row: Knit.

Place sts on a stitch holder.


With RS facing and 3.75mm circular needle, place Right Sleeve, Back, Left Sleeve and Front onto a circular needle. Rejoin yarn to beg of Right Sleeve sts and work in k2, p2 rib to end of rnd (should finish at end of front sts). PM and join for rnd. 304(304:340:340:380:380] sts. Cont working rnds in 2x2 rib until Yoke meas 19(19:20:20:21:21]cm (75(7.5:8:8:8.25:8.25]in).

Yoke shaping

Next round: K2[2:0:0:0] (k1[1:2:2:2:2], k2tog) to last 2[2:0:0:0:0] sts, k2(2:0:0:0:0], 204(204:255:255:285:285] sts.

Next round: Knit.

Next round: K2[2:0:0:0:0] (k0[0:1:1:1:1]( k2tog) to last 2[2:0:0:0:0] sts, k2[2:0:0:0:0], 104[104:170:170:190:190] sts.

Next round: Knit.

Sizes 1 and 2 only

Next round: K3 (k5, k2tog) to last 3 sts, k3. 90(90] sts. 

Next round: Knit.

Sizes 3 and 4 only

Next round: (K1, k2tog, k2tog) to end of rnd. 102(102] sts.

Next round: Knit, dec 6 sts evenly across rnd. 96(96] sts.

Sizes 5 and 6 only

Next round: (K2tog, k1) to last 4 sts, k2tog x 2. 126(126] sts.

Next round: K1, (k2, k2tog, k1) to last 5 sts, k2tog x 2, k1. 100(100] sts.

All sizes

Roll neck

Cont in 2 x 2 rib on these 90(90:96:96:100:100] sts until Neck meas 8cm (3in). Change to 4mm circular needle and cont until Neck meas 14cm (5.5in). Change to 4.5mm circular needle and cont until Neck meas 20cm (8in). Cast off loosely in rib.


Press pieces lightly according to ball band and darn in loose yarn ends. Join side and Sleeve seams.