Catkin Sweater by Boadicea Binnerts

Catkin Sweater

September 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
1220 - 1640 yards (1116 - 1500 m)
XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X]
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For women’s garments: XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in size S)

This knitted baseball jersey is far from simple, although you can wear it as if it were bought off the rack… Sleeves, fronts and backs have different base color and yarns, and the front has an easy yet mesmerizing stripe pattern that not only has color contrast, but an interesting textural appeal as well, little knots resembling catkins on the branch. A great way to use up single skeins!
It’s knit flat, because of the different yarns. The catkins may look like bobbles, and as if it’s stranded knitting, but it’s one yarn color at the time, and no turning of your work and all that jazz…anyone can do it!

Bust Circumference: 30.25 [34.5, 38.75, 43, 45.25, 49.5, 53.75] inches
Length: 24.5 [25.5, 25.75, 26, 26.25, 26.75, 27] inches

A Madelinetosh Sport 100%merino; 247 yd per 100g skein; color: Skyrim; 1 1,1,1, 1,1,1 skeins; B Madelinetosh Sock 100%merino; 437 yd per 100g skein; color: Smokestack ; 1 1,1,1, 1,1,1 skeins; C Madelinetosh TML 100%merino; 437 yd per 100g skein; color: Silver Fox; 1 1,1,1, 2,2,2 skeins; D remnant(1/3 skein) sockweight yarn, all sizes, or use B; E remnant (1/3 skein)sockweight yarn, all sizes, or use C

Gauge: 22 st and 36 rows in pattern in the round.
Needles: 1 (at least) length 40 inch US 10/3.5mm circular needle
1 other 3.0 mm or smaller needle

4 stitch markers;
Tapestry needle