lowering the neck of a vintage yoke

ella gordon

Hello everyone, happy new year and all that jazz.. today I thought I would show you something I’ve started to do with some of my vintage yokes which is to lower the neck. Traditional Shetland yoke jumpers have not only a high neck but it can be quite a deep rib and its also quite often doubled over. Sometimes I really don’t mind it but other times its just too high and too tight. So rather than leaving them languishing in my collection, I have started lowering them and I do wear them much more often.

I got a yoke in the charity shop the other week and thought I would photograph some of the steps to show you what I did and show some of the others I’ve done it to as well. You can see the doubled over neck here:

As we do in Shetland cuffs are very…

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