Fallen Leaves free yoke sweater pattern

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Fallen Leaves is a relaxed Circular yoke sweater knit from the top down featuring a leaf motif. This is an original design by Andrea Yetman inspired by that time in Fall just before the leaves have fallen from the trees when the colors are at their utmost beauty.

Knit in Hagrid, a worsted weight beautiful tweed yarn this sweater is beginner friendly and an easy realxing knit that works up quickly. Meant to be worn with approximately 2-4 inches; 5-10 cm of positive ease, this will be you new favorite comfy sweater to wear all season long.


Biscotte Yarns: Hagrid or Hagrid Multi 165 meters (180 yards) 85% Merino and 15% Donegal nep. Sample uses Prune for main color 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7) skeins and Caramel for contrasting color. 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 1) skein.


  • Main Fabric: 4.5mm (US#7) – Circulars of at least 22 inches (55 cm) for body and DPN’s. (Or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Ribbing: 4mm (US#6) Circulars of at least 22 inches (55 cm) for body, 14 inches; 35.5 cm for neckline and DPN’s.


GAUGE 19 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches; 10 cm on Stockinette stitch. (Sample is knit in size S on a 34 inch bust)


XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL)


Knit seamless top down, the yoke is increased every 2 inches; 5cm until the desired number of stitches are achieved. The yoke increases are neither a left leaning nor a right leaning increase. A M1 (Make one) increase is used for the yoke. To see a tutorial on the M1 (Make One) see click HERE BLOG POST HOW TO WORK THE MAKE One ON SEAMLESS YOKES.

Keep in mind for the colorwork section if you knit at a tighter tension or a looser tension to adjust your needle size accordingly. To see a tutorial on colorwork click HERE BLOG POST THE THROWBACK BISCOTTE STYLE WITH A LITTLE COLORWORK 101

fallen leaves yoke pattern schematic

Pattern is offered free of charge in PDF version. Simply add this pattern to your cart and follow the step to checkout at 0$. A link to download the pattern will be provided by email.

2024-03-07: Changes made to M and TTG sizes for increase round 4.

Customer Reviews

Based on 75 reviews
G Maxx Shawlee
Fallen Leaves free yoke sweater

A good and simple colorwork pattern.

Marie Williams
Easy leaf trail

This is my first time I have knitted a top down sweater and the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I am now knitting the first sleeve, it’s looking great. Thank you.
Knitted in hand spun alpaca.

Joanne Noury
Great patterns

Thank you so much for these easy to read patterns. Can t wait to do them all

Relaxing knit

I have been enjoying the pattern very much. I am half-way down the body of the sweater. The pattern is very well written. The colorwork was fun to do, but I had to practice catching my floats on the beginning and ending rows of the colorwork.

Great pattern.

The pattern is easy to follow, just as well as it’s my first time with circular needles. Not finished it yet as I’m still spinning the wool! Thank you.