Booboo Sweater by Sheila Toy Stromberg

Booboo Sweater

March 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
90 - 120 yards (82 - 110 m)
Extra Small (Small, Medium, Large)
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Can you see the joy that a knitted sweater brings a cat? Look at that cat’s face; he’s in heaven! Ok actually he hates it, but cat sweaters are too fun and cute not to knit up! This pattern works up very quickly in Aran weight yarn, with a little cabling to keep things interesting. I would recommend using a machine-washable yarn if you plan on the cat actually wearing the sweater so you can clean it without hassle. I chose a cotton yarn for that reason.

A note on fit: I designed this sweater with no ease. That seems to be the most comfortable fit for a cat. If you would like your sweater to be snug or a bit loose, make sure you bump up or down a size accordingly. This pattern was designed for a cat body, meaning the main body of the sweater has no shaping, to match a cat’s shape. If you would like to make this for a dog, you may need to add decreases after the ribcage to accommodate for their anatomy (unless they’re a chubby cutie!)

Size: Weight
X Small: 2 - 5 lbs
Small: 5 - 10 lbs
Medium: 10 - 18 lbs
Large: 18 - 28 lbs

Yarn: 90 - 120 yards/85 - 110 meters of Aran weight yarn. Sample shown in Lana Grossa Organico Print colorway 404 Navy/Grey Spray.

Needles: Size US 8/5 mm and size US 7/4.5 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable.

Gauge: 18 sts x 26 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on the larger needles.

Notions: A large cable needle, 3 stitch markers, and 1 small stitch holder.

Techniques: Knitting in the round and basic cabling.

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