Pattern: Voe


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Note: This is a physical, printed pattern only and will be shipped to you upon purchase. It does NOT include the yarn for the project.

Voe, designed by Gudrun Johnston for Brooklyn Tweed
A blaze of fall color about the shoulders makes this cheerful Loft pullover a pleasure to knit and wear. Worked circularly from the bottom up with gentle waist shaping, Voe offers plenty of mellow stockinette before the fireworks of the yoke. An innovative stranding approach creates tiny dashes of woven color amid the motifs. The hem and cuffs are distinguished by a contrast-color cast-on and garter double rib, with the yoke design echoed on the sleeves. The slim, tailored fit and wide, shallow neckline give Voe a vintage, feminine feel.

Recommended Yarn
Brooklyn Tweed Loft — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool (275 yards/50 grams)
6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11) skeins of C1
1 skein each of C2 and C3

Yardage Requirements
Fingering weight wool yarn:
1575 (1755, 1965, 2175, 2415, 2640, 2870) yards Color 1 (C1)
130 (140, 150, 165, 170, 185, 190) yards Color 2 (C2)
105 (115, 125, 135, 140, 150, 155) yards Color 3 (C3)

27 stitches & 40 rounds = 4” in single-color stockinette stitch with Size A needle, after blocking
27 stitches & 35 rounds = 4” in charted colorwork with Size B needle, after blocking
Note: Correct length of the one-piece yoke is dependent upon achieving the stated round gauge.

Suggested Needles
Size A (for Single-Color Stockinette Stitch and Garter Rib)
One each 16”, 24” and 32” circular needles and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size B (for Charted Colorwork)
One 32” circular needle and one set of DPNs, one size larger than Size A
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

Due to significant variance between knitters, your colorwork fabric should be swatched prior to knitting your sweater to determine whether or not Size B should be larger, smaller or equal to Size A. Please read about Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting (see Special Techniques).
32” circular needle can be used instead of DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round (e.g., Sleeves).

Finished Dimensions
32 (35½, 39, 42¾, 46¼, 49¾, 53¼)“ 81.5 (90, 99, 108.5, 117.5, 126.5, 135.5) cm circumference at bust
Intended Ease: + 1–3” 2.5–7.5 cm
Sample shown is size 35½” 90 cm with 4½“ 11.5 cm ease on model

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Speed Swatching for Circular Knitting
Color Dominance
German Twisted Cast On
Short Rows: Sunday Method
Kitchener Stitch (Grafting)

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.


Gudrun Johnston

Project Type

Colorwork, Pullover, Sweater

Skill Level

Intermediate, Advanced


Brooklyn Tweed Loft, Brooklyn Tweed Peerie

Yarn Weight