Bobble Yoke Sweater
10.01.17

Bobble Yoke Sweater

I first made the child’s version of this bobble yoke sweater last winter for Caroline. As soon as I saw hers, I knew I had to have one for myself. Yellow is my favorite color but not just any shade of yellow…bright, lemony yellow is what makes my heart happy.

As a child I was SUPER into those matching mother-daughter outfits they used to sell in the J.C. Penney catalog…my mom, not so much. Now as a mother, I see where she was coming from, but having this same super cute sweater in different color ways seemed an acceptable modern day alternative.

This sweater is just so, so cute. I love that it is a little bit preppy and totally looks like something I would gladly buy. It is a really lovely project that I want to make again and again. Which of my friends wants one next?!

The Details

My Notes

Fit

I made the size with chest circumference 36 inches and it fits me well. It has plenty of ease, but not so much that it looks shapeless. It looks just right!

Pattern

This pattern is well written and straightforward. The piece has a top-down, seamless construction. My only real modification has been to use one needle size down for the neckline, waistline, and cuff ribbing (US size 4).

Difficulty

If you know the basics of knitting (knitting and purling) and are able to read a pattern, this would be an excellent sweater for a beginning knitter. The bobbles take a little getting used to but once you have made a few, it’s no big deal at all.

  • baking4six

    Totally adorable Annie – the sweaters & the pics!! Whoever you make one for next, is going to be one lucky friend. And… since Caroline is growing, they won’t be matching mother/daughter sweaters for too long :) As always thanks for sharing – your new blog is wonderful

  • Alice

    Both sweaters are absolutely gorgeous! Your daughter has such a sweet spirit.

  • Angela

    There is so much joy in those photos. I love lemon yellow. It is so friendly and inviting a colour. My favourite is sunset orange. How do your cats do with your projects? How do you keep them from eating the sweater or shredding it into a cat-tastrophe (I’m groaning so much, but my fingers wouldn’t listen to my good sense)?

  • Annie

    Thank you so much Alice!

  • Annie

    HAAA! Actually, my cats freaking love my knitting and I have to keep it on tight lockdown. Just last week Vinny GOT INTO MY WORK BAG and pulled out my active project. Aaaahhhhhhh Way to break the cat stereotype, guys.

  • Annie

    Thank you so much!