Koivua by Boyland Knitworks (pattern)


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Koivua by Boyland Knitworks

Koivua by Caitlin Hunter of Boyland Knitworks is a top-down circular yoke sweater that features stranded colourwork and texture created with simple knit and purl stitches, making this an engaging yet not difficult sweater to knit.

The original colourways are Ritual Dyes’ Elder in ‘Natural’ for the base, and  Spincycle Yarns’ Dream State in ‘Stay Ready’ for the colourwork detail. You can pick up a yarn bundle in the original colourways and our curated alternatives here.

The sleeves balloon gently and are finished with a simple, classic i-cord. The body and sleeve lengths are easily adjustable, keep in mind changes will alter the yardage required.


MC: Ritual Dyes Elder
190 yards 174 m/100 grams
color used: Natural (cream)

CC: Spincycle Dream State 
150 yards 137 m/ 50 grams
color used: Stay Ready (Black/brown/cream)

Needles (suggested sizes):
Ribbing and I-cord: US 4 3.5 mm
Main: US 6 4.0 mm

21 sts and 25 rounds over 4” 10 cm after blocking with main needle in both colorwork and texture pattern.

Swatch both colorwork and texture pattern as you may need to change needle sizes to maintain an even gauge. You should always knit your swatch the same way that the pattern is knit—in this case, in the round. Block your swatch as you will your finished garment and allow it to dry fully before measuring.

stitch markers, scrap yarn, darning needle

Yardage: Note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.

MC: 620 (750, 884, 975, 1105, 1289, 1404) yards
567 (686, 808, 892, 892, 1010, 1179, 1284) meters

CC: 332 (402, 476, 525, 595, 693, 756) yards
304 (368, 435, 480, 544, 634, 691) meters

Measurements given are for the finished garment. This sweater is designed to fit with 7.5-10.5” 19-26.75 cm of positive ease at the bust and 1.5-2.5” 4-6.5 cm of positive ease at the upper arm.
See size chart on page 5 for complete fit details.

Sample pictured is a size M on a model with a 36” 91.5 cm bust, worn with 10” 25.5 cm of positive ease.

XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X
Finished circumference at bust:
36.5 (41.25, 45.75, 50.25, 54.75, 59.5, 62.75)“
93 (104.5, 116, 128, 139.5, 151, 160) cm
Finished sleeve circumference at upper arm:
11.5 (12.5, 12.5, 13.75, 14.75, 17.25, 19.5)”
29 (32, 32, 35, 38, 43.5, 49.5) cm

Ritual Dyes yarn is available exclusively at Fig Tree Yarns in the UK.

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