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Catkin Sweater by Kate Davies
me me me!
2 (34")
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1,575 yards = 3 skeins
Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering
0 yards in stash
2 skeins = 1050.0 yards (960.1 meters), 200 grams
The Loopy Ewe
Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering
0 yards in stash
1 skein = 525.0 yards (480.1 meters), 100 grams
The Loopy Ewe in Fort Collins, Colorado

I had two skeins and managed to snag another skein in a destash after I ran out!

As my skeins are quite different, though apparently from the same dye lot, I’m alternating all the way through the sweater. It’s a bit annoying to have to carry around two balls of yarn, but the resultant sweater is far more than worth it.


  • bit of a fudge when placing markers so that the ribbing in the centre Catkin pattern matches with the ribbing in the hem.

  • working two repeats of the centre Catkin panel before beginning waist decreases

  • modified decreases to shorten to a sweater-- not tunic-- length

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About this yarn
Natural Colors Merino Fingering
by Swans Island
Light Fingering / 3 ply
100% Merino
525 yards / 100 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 1, 2013
  • Project created: May 6, 2013
  • Updated: December 24, 2015
  • Progress updates: 14 updates