Squares, diamonds, and striking contrasts between light and dark are prominent features in many African textiles. The yoke patterns on both versions ol this pullover mimic the rotating motifs in a traditional woven fabric. In both versions, the lower body is worked in the round in mitered garter-stitch panels. The panel arrangement dictates the overall body size and shape of the zigzag at the base of the yoke. Entrelac squares, worked in either two-tone garter stitch or stripes of garter and stockinette stitch, are built one upon the other for the patterned yoke. On both versions, the V shape of the yoke is filled in with garter stitch that ends in a stand-up collar. The zippered version is finished ofl with a contrasting facing.
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