Designing Fair Isle Yokes: Tin Can Knits

Those ladies at Tin Can Knits are just a factory for knitting patterns!  They've recently released a pattern -- maybe more like a recipe -- for a customizable fair-isle-yoke sweater pattern, called Strange Brew (is it bad that I've never seen that movie?)  It is not easy to design a fair isle yoke, because the stitch count in the rows or rounds changes throughout the yoke, but you still have to achieve the correct shape in the yoke.  A recipe like this would be really handy for plugging in the patterns and colours that you like.


And if you don't feel like designing your own, they have some great patterns with fair isle yokes already; Tenderheart (left) and Clayoquot (middle) have been out for a while, and Dogstar (right) is a new one.

I have quite a few patterns from Tin Can Knits in my stash, and they're all very clear and come in a huge range of sizes (I'm not kidding; they size from infant to plus-size-adult, which is pretty rare in knitting patterns), so you do get a lot in a single pattern. 

All images by Tin Can Knits