Yoke O'Clock Pattern
This is not a kit, just the PDF pattern.
Knit a beautiful and practical piece of art. Worked in the round from the center out, this pattern takes the construction of a top-down yoke sweater and creates a working clock. If you've ever looked at your knitting and thought it would look great hanging on the wall, this is the project for you.
Three charts are offered in the pattern, along with a blank chart for creating your own design. Not sure where to start? For inspiration, look at the yoke sweater patterns you love - many can be easily adapted to this format.
A step-by-step photo tutorial for mounting your clock is included in the pattern. It’s a simple process that doesn’t take much more than 10 minutes, and requires no special tools beyond a pair of pliers.
Tools & Materials
YARN: Fingering weight, especially singly ply and 100% wool
Colour A: 100 yards
Colour B: 65 yards
Colour C (if using): 45 yards
- 2.75 mm (US 2) double-pointed needles, set of 5
- 2.75 mm (US 2) 16” circular needle
- Darning needle
- 12” Vinyl LP
- Clock mechanism kit (see tab for more info)
- Wax crayon or pencil
- Utility or kitchen knife
- Small pliers
- 1 AA battery
- Nail polish, if desired
- 24 sts/ 36 rounds over 4”/10cm square in stranded colour work in the round, after firm blocking
Clock Mechanism Specs
Yoke O'Clock kits are currently sold out, and I'm not planning to re-stock them in the near future. Any secondhand 12" LP will work, and you can find clock mechanisms at some local hobby stores, and online from various retailers. Try Lee Valley in the US, Wood Parts in Canada, Selva in Europe and Clock Shop in Australia.
Look for a mechanism with a shaft at least 16 mm long and no more than 22 mm. Look for hands with minute hand in 4-5" length.