If anyone has a link to a website that explains the math how to or has a free pattern using this method I’d greatly appreciate your help. Recently I came across a sweater made this way and failed to save the link. After a few hours of searching I’m hoping someone here can help me. Thanks.
Edited to add: the look I am wanting is where the increases fall in a straight line outward from the cuffed neck edge. In most patterns that I have the increases appear staggered.
Interesting idea. Hope someone can help you find the site.
Strange Brew has a lot of info on the yoke shaping. Not what you are looking for but it might help.
I’d be interested in seeing a yoke made as you describe. People increase dramatically between the neck and shoulders, then just a little more across the collar bones. I’m interested to see the fit of a yoke that doesn’t follow those contours.
@Lightning57, noticeable straight lines down a circular yoke are usually taken to mean raglan shaping. Is that what you’re looking for? If not, you can do your own calculating, by working the equivalent of four increases every round and NOT letting them fall in the same places (making them all line up is what makes them raglans).
The great thing is that you don’t have to do 4 incs every round. You can do three rounds without any incs, then do 16 on the next round. This type of skipping is of course crucial if you have color patterns in the yoke, as you can’t do incs within most color patterns and not mess them up. Instead, you would have the first pattern’s rounds where there are no incs, then you cram in all the “skipped” incs in an unpatterned round between the end of that pattern and the start of the next.
Of course, some people are able to incorporate incs directly into their color pattern designs. (It could be done in texture patterns as well, though I’m not sure I can remember ever seeing one.)
The sweater at the link below shows what I want to do. I know I can buy the pattern, but it is the math behind how to get to this result that I want to know. Thanks everyone.
Edited to add; I think I may have found useful info at this link. https://knitting.today/how-to-knit-circular-shawls/
I know the math behind Pi is part of the formula. The info for annular shawl design on this page should help. I hope so. I would much prefer the instructions for the know how instead of buying a pattern for everything that seems similar to what I want.
@Lightning57, yes, the second link (“how to knit circular shawls”) is pretty much the same for sweaters too. In fact, the “yoke sweater” link’s pics makes the increase rounds obvious since they’re done with yarnovers not twisted shut on the next round.
Don’t forget that buying a pattern that does exactly what you want to do gives you a basis to branch out and make your own designs from its principles. That’s exactly what I did on my own top-down yoke sweater, with the yoke design details in this post and the FO in this one. Note that the yarn, a cotton-linen blend, doesn’t block quite as nicely as the wool sweaters I’ve done previously. (I wish it were possible to show the before and after pics of the fabric texture on my Brae Cardigan. What was QUITE obvious to the naked eye was nearly impossible to photograph. The wool fabric essentially looked like I had taken an iron to it, it was so flat.)
Now I understand what you are trying to accomplish.