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Combine Hand Knitting with Machine Knitting! Isabel Yoke Sweater

One of the delights of having a knitting machine is to be able to knit long pieces of stockinette in minutes – especially in a tight gauge! It's not that I don't like knitting stockinette, it's just that I prefer knitting all the other crazy stuff more. A yoke sweater is the perfect example of a hand knitting pattern that can easily become a machine & hand knit hybrid. Most yoke sweaters have a simple body in stockinette and an elaborate yoke either in colorwork or stitch work. From the moment I opened the Winter 2020-2021 Vogue Knitting Magazine to Isabel by Norah Gaughan , I knew I wanted to try that crazy orchid-y spider-y cabled yoke... ...but I REALLY didn't want to slog through the whole body and sleeves to get to it! I decided I wanted to do everything but the yoke with a knitting machine, but I had to think about what order it should be in. The original pattern is classically written: Bottom up knitting. Circular body and sleeves. Link sleeves and body at th

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