Free pullover knitting patterns with with decorative round yokes. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 8/6/23
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Long-sleeved pullover with a stranded colorwork yoke below a turtleneck collar. Great stash buster for leftover yarn. Sizes To Fit Bust: 34in to 45in. Designed by Manos del Uruguay. DK weight yarn.
Confetti Chunky Turtleneck Sweater
Cozy sweater knit in stocking stitch for the main body with ribbed cuffs and a ribbed collar that flows down to yoke. Quick knit in Jumbo weight yarn. Sizes 32 inches/80 cm, 36 inches/90 cm, 40 inches/100 cm, 44 inches/100 cm, 48 inches/120 cm, 52 inches/130 cm. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Designed by Louise Bollanos for Handy Little Me.
Plumose Yoke Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a colorwork pattern of a feathery design. "Plumose" means feathery or looking like the antennae of moths. Sizes Women’s 30.75 to 59.75"/ 76.5 to 149 cm and Men’s 34 to 59" / 85 to 150 cm. Designed by Laura Barkla. Sport weight yarn. May not be free forever.
Long-sleeved pullover with a sophisticated deep ribbed round yoke. Sizes Finished Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50) in. 86.5 (96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm. Designed by Lion Brand. Aran weight yarn.
Long-sleeved pullover with cables radiating from the ribbed neck to the circular yoke. Inspired by Copenhagen's Dragespiret (the Dragon Spire) which features four dragon tails twisted around each other. Sizes Sweater, chest: 38 in to 50 in / (107) 117 (127) cm. Designed by Rachel Søgaard for Filcolana. Worsted weight yarn. Available in English, Danish, German
Long-sleeved pullover with a s Fair Isle design around the yoke, hem, and sleeves. Sizes Finished Chest 42 (46, 50, 54, 58) in. (106.5 (117, 127, 137, 147.5) cm). Designed by Lion Brand. Worsted weight yarn.
Unity Star Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with colorwork stars around the yoke and sleeves. Sizes To fit Chest: 31 (34, 37, 40) [43, 46, 49] in. Designed by Dani Sunshine. Worsted weight yarn.
Reversible pullover that can be worn two ways. Right side out it looks like a traditional Icelandic sweater. However, when worn inside out, the floats of the stranded colorwork that create an abstract aurora of color. Sizes Bust: 33 36, 40.5, 43, 45/46.5, 48, 50, 52.5//54.5, 57, 59, 62.5, 66 inches. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Lars Rains.
Sweater with round yoke pattern consisting solely of triangle shapes. The triangle design is the perfect opportunity for playing with color, and with contrast and harmony, as well as using up some leftover yarn. Sizes Chest 36" to 54, 92,5 (98) 104 (112) 125 (137) cm. DK weight yarn. Designed by Signe Strømgaard. Available in English, Danish, and German
Lace pullover sweater with a deep lace yoke. Sizes Bust—36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51, 54)". DK weight yarn. Designed by Berroco Design Team.
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Pullover sweater with a tumbling block motif on the circular yoke and hem. Sizes 35.5(37.75, 41, 43.5, 45)” Bust Circumference . DK weight yarn. Designed by Kelly Forster for Cascade Yarns.
Pullover top with a pretty leafy lace pattern across the yoke knit seamlessly from the top down. Sizes Finished bust: 36"-65" (91.5-165 cm). Designed by Bernat Design Studio. Bulky weight yarn. Pictured projects by designer and savunja who used DK weight instead of bulky weight
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Pullover with a circular colorwork yoke in either 3 colors or 2 colors. Sizes Chest/Bust: 36.25[40, 44.25, 48, 52.25, 56, 60.25, 64, 68.25, 72] inches/ 92[101.5, 112.5, 122, 132.5, 142, 153, 162.5, 173.5, 183] cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Alison Green for Knitty.
Pullover sweater with a geometric zigag design on the yoke reminiscent of energy wave patterns. Sizes Bust: 30,36,38,41 (43,48,53,58) 60,63,68,72 inches 78.2,90.7,96.9,103.2 (109.4,121.9,134.4,146.9) 153.2,159.4,171.9,184.4 cm. Designed by Tommy Schafer. Fingering weight yarn.
Striped pullover with a circular colorwork yoke inspired by Turkish nazar boncuğu beads. There's also a matching hat. Sizes Chest/Bust: Chest: 30.5, 35, 39.25, 43.75, 45.75, 50.25, 54.5”. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Natasja Hornby for Knitty.
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Electrify your wardrobe with this top down sweater with lightning bolts on the yoke in stranded colorwork. Sizes 32.75(34.75, 39.25, 43.75, 47.5, 52, 56.75, 60.5, 64.5) inches / 83(88, 99.5, 110, 120, 132, 144, 153.5, 164)cm. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Elizabeth Felgate for Knitty.
Kastellet Tee Top
Pullover top with a lovely round yoke with a charming eyelet pattern. Sizes S (M) L (XL) XXL. Designed by Ditte Lerche for Filcolana. Sport weight yarn.
Pullover with a unique stranded diamond design on a circular yoke and sleeves. Sizes 32-34, 34-36, 36-38, 38-40, 42-44. Designed by Luisa M. Fingering weight yarn.
Cabled Yoke Pullover Sweater
Stunning sweater with a beautiful, Celtic knot-inspired cable across the yoke and cables at the hem and sleeves. Sizes XS/S M L XL 2/3XL 4/5XL. Designed by Yarnspirations. Aran weight yarn.
Spadina Pullover Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a ribbed funnel neck that radiates out to form the attractive yoke. The body and sleeves are stitched in squishy shaker rib and simple increases. Sizes XS to 5X. Designed by Julia Madill for Yarnspirations. Bulky weight yarn.
Long-sleeved pullover with asymmetric striped yoke knit seamlessly in the round from the top down in garter stitch with half brioche stitch stripes shaped with short rows. “Abraço” means “hug” in Portuguese. Designed by Filipa Carneiro. Available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
Cumberland Yoke Sweater
Long-sleeved pullover with a gorgeous Fair Isle colorwork yoke knit seamlessly in the round from the top down. Sizes XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL. Designed by Nicole Winer. Worsted weight yarn.
Sharp Chevron Pullover
Long-sleeved sweater with a graphic zig-zag yoke knit seamlessly in the round from the top down. This versatile pullover features easy fit and hi-lo hem created by working clever short rows. Sizes XS/S M/L XL/2XL 3/5XL. Designed by Svetlana Avrakh. Bulky weight yarn.
Long-sleeved pullover with a circular yoke and cuffs in a graphic stranded pattern inspired by jewelry. Knit in the round from the top down. Sizes XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL). Designed by Hanne Rimmen for Filcolana. Available in English, Danish, and German
Top-down seamless pullover sweater top with short sleeves and circular lace yoke. Great stashbuster. Designed by ANKESTRiCK. XS, S, M, L, XL
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You don’t need fancy colorwork to make a big impact! A simple stranded pattern gives a geometric effect on a round yoke, and provides opportunity to play with color and texture. Sizes: To fit bust: 28-30 (32-34; 36-38; 40-42; 44-46) (48-50; 52-54; 56-58; 60-62) inches. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lily Kate Makes.
Love Number Sweater
An elegant round yoke sweater with deceptively simple textured pattern and funnel neck. Body can be worked either straight or with waist shaping. Sizes: to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46) [48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62] inches. Named for Dynamical Love Number: dimensionless parameters measuring the susceptibility of a planetary body to deformation by tidal forces. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Lily Kate Makes.
Pullover sweater with a round yoke with white flowers on a deep blue background, while the body and sleeves are adorned with simple yet elegant lace! Sizes: to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137, 142-147) cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Irina Anikeeva.
A distinctive cable travels horizontally around the yoke of this classic pullover. Sizes: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Amanda Scheuzger.
Spirit Of Trees Sweater
The round yoke of this pullover features a botanical leaf lace pattern. Pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down. Sizes: to fit bust 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54)”/71-76 (81-86, 91-96, 102-107, 112-117, 122-127, 132-137) cm. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Irina Anikeeva.
The Art of Circular Yokes
15 stunning circular yoke pullovers and cardigans featuring painterly colorwork, illustrative lace, beautifully chiseled cables from some of your favorite designers--including Jenn Steingass, Kate Gagnon Osborn, Jennifer Wood, Andrea Cull, and others.
Seamless top-down sweater with an interesting lace pattern on the round yoke while the rest is made in reverse stockinette (knitted on the wrong side). Sizes: Garment chest measurement: 33.25 to 64.25 inches / 83 to 163 cm /. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Valentina Bogdanova.
Short-sleeved knitting themed pullover sweater with the words Knit, Purl, and Yarn on the circular yoke. Other word charts included. Finished bust circumference: 32.5(35, 37, 39.5)(41.5, 46, 48)(50, 54.5, 59, 61)"/82.5[89, 94, 100.25][105.5, 117, 122][127, 138.4, 150, 154]cm. Available as individual pattern or as part of an ebook with 8 other Knitwords patterns. Sport weight yarn. Designed by Cori Eichelberger.
Pullover with a yoke formed with an oversized cable. “Treccione” means “big cable” in Italian. Sizes 30.25 (34.5, 38.75, 43, 46.25, 50.5, 54.75)” / 77 (87.5, 98.5, 109, 117.5, 128.5, 139) cm bust circumference. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Angela Hahn.
Harmonia's Rings Sweater
A moebius crossover collar makes this circular pullover unique. 3 sleeve options. Knit seamlessly in one piece. Sizes Women’s XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X), to fit 31 (34, 37, 41, 43, 45, 49, 52, 57, 60)" bust. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Sivia Harding