I’ve been receiving some questions about the Umbra & Penumbra pattern and decided to setup a Pattern Support Page. This is something I’ve thought about doing for other patterns and I will pilot the idea with this pattern. My intention is to keep this page updated with errata as well as ‘frequently asked questions’.
The yarn quantities for Yarn C should be: 3 (
3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5).
In Gradient 4, the pattern should read:
Work in pattern established by Rows 1-2 above 1 (
1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5) times total , then work Row 2 once more.
Transfer remaining 0 (0, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, 18, 22) sts from spare needle to working needle.
Frequently Asked Questions
Increases: Can you clarify the instructions for the increases for m1r, m1l, m1r-p, m1l-p?
Below are some tutorials and videos for how to work the increases.
Seam: Why is the seam at the front of the sweater? Can I modify the pattern to have the seam at the back?
The seam is only at the front during the neckband and short row portion of the yoke. After the short rows, the seam will move to the side and should be hidden by the raglan increases. A good blocking should help to smooth out the stitches of the seam
Yoke – Short Rows – Can you explain the start of the short rows across the yoke?
The short rows are worked back and forth (rather than in the round). At the end of the neckband section, the pattern instructs you to slip a certain number of stitches onto a spare needle. That spare needle is basically acting as a stitch holder while you work the short rows across the working needle, gradually incorporating the stitches of the spare needle onto the working needle. Below is a diagram of what your setup should look like. At the beginning and end of the odd numbered rows, you will be slipping one stitch from either end of the spare needle to the working needle.
Yoke – Short Rows – What does it mean “p together with loop one row down”?
When the instructions direct you to “p together with loop one row down”, the intent of that is to close the hole that would otherwise be created across the short row. You won’t be increasing or decreasing. After slipping one stitch from the spare needle to the working needle, if you were to just start purling across, a hole would be created – – however, if you also pick up the loop from one row down from your recently knit stitches, and purl that one with the recently slipped stitch, that will help to avoid the hole.