#EweEweYokeAlong: Threipmuir Sweater KAL Introduction

  Threipmuir  sweater by Ysolda Teague

Threipmuir sweater by Ysolda Teague

It’s time for a fresh and fun knit-along here at Ewe Ewe! This fall we’re going to knit Threipmuir by Ysolda Teague which is a colorful stranded knitting yoke sweater. We’ll be using the new Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering merino yarn to knit this sweater.

Ewe Ewe knit-alongs are great because we take a popular project and break it down into manageable steps with tutorials and check-ins throughout the project. The whole goal is to knit something you will love, finish, and actually wear!

About the Pattern

From the designer Ysolda Teague: Threipmuir is a top-down pullover with a dramatic round yoke. This yoke is inspired by Icelandic Lopapeysas but the finer gauge provides a larger canvas for more intricate patterning. The fairly deep yoke and slightly dropped underarm combine with positive ease for a slouchy, comfortable fit. The colourwork slowly feathers into the main colour avoiding the heaviness and unflattering line across the chest that can sometimes result from deeper yoke patterns. This results in wide gaps between the contrast colour in the last few rounds of the yoke. Long floats are avoided with a fun slipped stitch trick.

Sizing: 36 (38, 40, 42, 44) [46, 48, 50, 52] (54, 56, 58, 60)" finished chest circumference. Shown in size 40" with 4" positive ease.

I measure 37” at the bust so I think I’ll be making a size 40 to have a little room. It’s good to think about how you’ll wear your sweater and what you might wear under the sweater on a given day to decide how much ease you’d like in the finished product.

Get the pattern: Download Threipmuir on Ravelry >

Yarn and Supplies

Yarn: Ewe Ewe Fluffy Fingering, 100% merino, 200 yards.
Skeins:

  • MC: 6 (6, 6, 6, 7) [7, 7, 7, 8] (8, 8, 8, 9) skeins of Fluffy Fingering yarn

  • CC1: 1 skein of Fluffy Fingering yarn

  • CC2: 1 skein of Fluffy Fingering yarn

Choose your sweater colors! Now for the fun part, Fluffy Fingering comes in 12 beautiful shades and the color combinations you can use are endless.

Where to get the yarn: Fluffy Fingering yarn is available direct from Ewe Ewe on this website AND it's available from many retailers across the US! See our list of online and local yarn shops on our Stockists page.

I put together a few ideas for color combinations you can use to knit your sweater. Look at the yarn amounts for your size above and then scroll through these ideas to see what you’d like to knit! I’m kind of leaning toward the Winter White.

Needles: 

  • Size US 2½ (3mm) 16” and 32” circular needles

  • Size US 4 (3.5mm) 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles

  • Size US 2½ (3mm) double-pointed needles or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round

  • Size US 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles or circulars for your preferred method of working small circumferences in the round

Notions: One regular stitch marker, 4 removable stitch markers, scrap yarn for putting stitches on hold, tapestry needle.

Timeline

Now: Getting yarn and checking gauge. We’ll be working a gauge swatch in the round so I’ll be posting about how to do this ahead of the start of the KAL.

Thursday, November 1: Kickoff + Cast On! Neckline short rows and start the color work.

Thursday, November 8: Divide for Sleeves. Start working the body of the sweater.

Thursday, November 15: Check in and progress. We’re gonna be knitting the body.

Thursday, November 22: Gorge on turkey. It’s Thanksgiving but let’s knit a bit after we eat!

Thursday, November 29: Sleeves. I’ll give some tips on adjust the sleeve length if needed.

Thursday, December 6: Finish! Sweater blocking party!

Check in, Stay Motivated, Encourage Others!

What do you think? We could finish our sweaters before the real cold sets in for the season.  

We'll check in online on Instagram with the hashtags #EweEweYokeAlong and #EweEweKALFollow @eweeweyarns on Instagram now! Plus you can join my Ewe Ewe Yarns Ravelry group if you like that type of thing. Whichever!

Email me if you have any questions! (It's always me on the other side of that form.)