Kattegat Pullover by Melissa Leapman
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Kattegat Pullover

October 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in St st on larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
2352 - 3024 yards (2151 - 2765 m)
37 (41, 45, 48.5, 52.5)" bust circumference

Colorwork bands at hem, cuffs, and collar set off this classic winter white pullover. It’s named for the shallow body of water between Denmark and southern Sweden, notoriously difficult to navigate even today. Medieval sea captains called this sea “Cat Gate” because even a cat would have trouble getting through the hazardous waters.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size 37 (41, 45, 48.5, 52.5)“ bust circumference. Pullover shown measures 37”; modeled with 1” of positive ease.

Yarn O-Wool O-Wash Sport (100% machine-washable certified organic merino): cattail (cream; MC), 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) skeins; sheep laurel (purple; CC1) and pearly mussel (taupe; CC2), 1 skein each.

Needles Sizes 4 (3.5 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm): straight and 16” circular. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker, tapestry needle.

Gauge 25 sts and 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needles.

Note This pullover is worked back and forth in separate pieces and seamed.