Nar-Cat by Stephanie Lotven

Nar-Cat

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1001 - 2086 yards (915 - 1907 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
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Everyone deserves a ridiculous, over-the-top sweater.The Nar-Cat sweater is meant for knitters who love fantastical creatures. In this sweater, you can choose one of two crazy creatures: a Narwhal (real, but so weird) or a Caticorn (not real, but so cute). This intarsia pullover is unapologetically silly, with a smiling creature face on the front and a cute tail on the back. In the long tradition of crazy, intarsia animal sweaters, this pullover is the newest iteration of wildly fun, way-too-much fashion.

This pattern is knit in two pieces from the bottom up. The front panel is knit flat. Next, the back panel is knit flat. Then, the front and back panel are SEAMED at the sides. Sleeves are picked up and knit in the round from the underarm to the wrist.

SIZES
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)
with 6-8 inches [15-20cm] of positive ease

YARN
DK weight yarn
Three Irish Girls SPRINGVALE DK
(100% merino 270 yards / 3.53 oz 247m / 100g

Sample shown in ‘Doge’s Palace’ (MC; grey), ‘Up and Away’ (CC1; blue), & rainbow mini skein set (CC2-5; purple, green, pink, & yellow).

Main Color: 890 (980, 1120, 1275, 1525, 1655, 1780, 1925) yards [814 (896, 1025, 1165, 1395, 1513, 1628, 1760)m]
CC1 (narwhal/caticorn body): 95 (95, 95, 95, 145, 145, 145, 145 yards [87 (87, 87, 87, 133, 133, 133, 133)m]
CC2-5 (horn): 16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16) yards [15 (15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15)m]

NOTE: Narwhals do not have horns. What looks like a horn is actually a tooth. Caticorns do have a horn. For simplicity, if not accuracy, both the Narwhal and the Caticorn motifs are topped with a “horn” in this pattern. Don’t worry, science and I know the truth: that pointy thing on top of your narwhal is a tooth.

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
Bust: 36.5 (38, 42, 46, 56.5, 60.5, 64.5, 68.5) inches [91 (95, 105, 115, 141, 151, 161, 171)cm]
Length to Hem: 16 ( 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17) inches [40 (40, 40, 40, 42.5, 42.5, 42.5, 42.5)cm]
Sleeve Length: 17.5 (17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5, 17.5,) inches [44.5 (44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 44.5, 44,5, 44.5, 44.5)cm]

NEEDLES
US 7 (4.5mm) & US 5 (3.75mm) 32” (80cm) circular or as required to meet gauge and DPNs or needles for small circumference in the same sizes

GAUGE
20 stitches & 28 rows = 4 inches 10cm in STOCKINETTE stitch flat & in the round after blocking on LARGER needles

TOOLS
3 stitch markers, 4 removable stitch markers, tape measure, scrap yarn & tapestry needle

SKILLS
knitting flat, knitting in the round, intarsia, duplicate sts, short rows