A Clowder of Cat Sweaters by Eileen Casey

A Clowder of Cat Sweaters

Knitting
April 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
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Can’t get enough of cat sweaters? Want one for every occasion? This is the sweater for you!

You can make a regular old cat, or a Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or St. Patrick’s Day cat with the templates provided - the choice is yours!

Once you have the basic cat chart completed, the rest is plain stockinette. The body is knit into the sweater, with the eyes, nose, whiskers and outlining added in duplicate stitch afterwards.

The Halloween sample shown has a picot bind off at the neck, and the Valentine cat has a regular bind off.

SIZE
6 Mos (12 Mos, 2T, 4T, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14)
Shown in 4T (Halloween) and 2T (Valentine), with 3” positive ease

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest circumference: 20 (21, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31.5, 33, 34.5) inches
Length: 13.25 (14, 15, 16, 18.5, 21, 22.5, 23.5, 24) inches

DIFFICULTY
Intermediate - techniques used: 3 needle bind off, duplicate stitch, knitting intarsia, knitting in the round, reading charts, picot bind off (optional)

MATERIALS
Any worsted weight yarn that gives the specified gauge can be used. The yarn used in the samples was Red Heart Soft 1 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) skeins, and Caron Simply Soft 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) skeins.
For Cat: 1 skein of contrasting yarn.
Scraps of worsted weight yarn in black, pink, red, brown and green - depending on how you want to colour the details. Always use the same brand yarn as you did for the main body of the sweater, for best results.

1 pair size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles
Size 7 US 16” circular needle or set size 7 US dpns
Stitch holders and/or safety pins
Row counter
Crochet hook in similar gauge

GAUGE
20 sts/28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch