Caterpillar Girl by Riin Gill
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Caterpillar Girl

May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
900 - 0 yards (823 - 0 m)
One Size
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As soon as we got Merino Mono at Happy Fuzzy Yarn, I knew I had to design something with it! I loved the way it took the dye, and I decided the soft singles would make a good scarf or shawl. I have a fondness for triangles (doesn’t everyone have a favorite polygon?), and I thought ruching would give visual interest as well as extra warmth (I came up with the idea during a really cold Michigan winter!).

As I was knitting it, the ruched sections began to look more and more like caterpillars to me, which of course triggered Robert Smith singing … cata cata cata cata cata cata caterpillar girl in my head. (I’ve been a Cure fan for over 30 years, so these things happen.)

One Size

58 in/147 cm long edge
29 in/74 cm short edge

58 in/147 cm long edge
29 in/74 cm short edge

Happy Fuzzy Yarn Merino Mono (100% superwash merino wool ; 385yds/350m per 3.5oz/100g skein) ; colorway: approx 900yds (3 skeins) Callicarpa

Needle Size
24-inch or longer US #5 / 3.75mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge

stitch markers
tapestry needle

26 sts/35 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch before blocking

basic knitting skills (casting on, knit and purl stitch, basic increases and decreases, binding off)
knitted cast on
reading charts