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Catkin Sweater by Kate Davies
me me me!
2 (34")
Needle and yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering
1050 yards in stash
1050 yards, 200 grams 2 skeins = 1050.0 yards (960.1m)
The Loopy Ewe

Ran out of yarn… argh!! I guess I should have knit the other sleeve a bit shorter. :(

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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May 13 2013
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About this pattern
Catkin Sweater
by Kate Davies
from Catkin
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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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1253 projects, stashed 1560 times
  • Originally queued: May 1, 2013
  • Project created: May 6, 2013
  • In progress: May 6, 2013
  • Updated: March 31, 2014