The Yuki Jacket is a very modern cardigan with a pixelated color change at bottom of the sleeves and hem. Gorgeous ribbing allows the jacket to skim the figure, and the raglan sleeves are built into the pattern with a wide stitch pattern to set off the change in plane. This top-down, stranded colorwork pattern is simply irresistible! Introduced in knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016.
A Note from Yarn Loop- This is a fairly advanced pattern requiring buttonhole bands, leaning increases (RLI, LLI), and cable method cast-on's. You must count any row that is notated to make sure that you haven't added too many stitches in the yoke. While the pattern calls for Fingering weight held double in 2 colors (some stitches are blended with 1 strand of each color), this pattern may be worked with worsted weight for the body of the sweater with 3 shades for the colorwork as well. We have provided both options for you here! We do not recommend winding yarn prior to washing. Since the color changes are so noticeable, please wash each color separately before beginning your project. Please see Yarn Loop's Instagram feed for our FO!
Magazine Kit includes knit.wear Fall/Winter 2016 (pattern inside) and selected yarn.
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DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Primo Fingering by the Plucky Knitter (75% Extrafine Italian Superwash Merino Wool / 20% Cashmere / 5% Nylon; 100g/385yds): 4 (5, 5, 6, 6) Skeins Main Color (MC) & 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) Skeins Contrasting Color (CC). Shown in Dive Bar & Wintry Mix
ALTERNATE YARN: Cumbria Fingering by Fibre Company (60% Merino Wool / 30% Masham Wool /10% Mohair; 100g/328yds): 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins MC & 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) Skeins CC held double throughout. Cumbria Fingering is the LUXE option and will match the original yarn the best with Mohair instead of cashmere (both are goat fibers). Cumbria Fingering is strong yet soft with beautiful stitch definition and some heathering. Use Derwentwater and Scafell Pike to match original colors. PRE-ORDER available in any 2 colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability since this yarn is imported from Europe, and allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Rios by Malabrigo (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 3 (3, 4, 4, 6) Skeins MC & 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) Skein CC1 & 1 (1, 2, 2, 2) Skeins CC2. Rios is a workhorse yarn with easy care cleaning instructions. It flows smoothly through your fingers and is soft Merino Wool. Since Rios is kettle-dyed, there is a slight color variation that makes a mottled effect in the finished garment. Do not hold double for this pattern! Use Azul Profundo, Playa & Pearl to match original colors. PRE-ORDER also available in any 3 colors. Please contact us prior to placing your order for color availability and allow at least 10 business days for shipping to your location. Some colors are backordered!
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co(100% USA Wool; 100g/245yds): 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) Skeins MC & 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) Skein CC1 & 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) Skeins CC2. Try NatureSpun Worsted for a long-wearing, budget friendly Yuki Jacket. While it won't be as soft as Rios, it has the wearability of multi-plied wool made in the USA!
NEEDLES: Size US 8 / 5mm 32" circular needle and set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch Markers, Stitch Holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle & 8 toggle buttons at .75" wide
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced/Expert
GAUGE: 21 sts & 28 rows = 4" in k3, p3 rib with MC held double, 20 sts and 28 rows = 4” in St st with MC held double.
SIZE: XXS (XS, S, M, L)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust-27 (30.5, 32.75, 36, 38.5)" modeled with 1.5" of negative ease
YARDAGE: 2310-3465 yds Fingering weight (held double), 1050-1890 yds worsted weight
Images courtesy of Interweave Press