Purrfect Pullover by Tigers Eye Handmade

Purrfect Pullover

Crochet
November 2021
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in CSC
5.5 mm (I)
1063 - 2844 yards (972 - 2601 m)
1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)
US
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The Purrfect Pullover is a fun, cozy colorwork sweater for cat lovers. =^o^= This is the purrfect sweater if you’re new to colorwork. The chart is simple with only two colors and the instructions will guide you through.

The possibilities are endless for making this cute sweater your own. Customize the length of the body to be cropped or full length. Make the sleeves short, ¾ length, or full length. The pattern also includes instructions for waist & hip shaping if desired.

CONSTRUCTION:
Worked top-down, in the round, and seamlessly with no join, in the center single crochet (aka waistcoat stitch). This stitch can be a pain at first, but when you work fairly loosely and get in a rhythm, it works up gorgeously and it’s so worth it! The pattern includes a couple tips for helping you work this stitch.

SIZING
Sizes 1--8 with approximately 0-4” / 0-10 cm of positive ease. The center single crochet is not a super stretchy stitch, so I would recommend you size up if you are between sizes.

Estimated Yardage (with 5% cushion) & finished bust circumference for each size:
(cropped version- there will be estimates for additional yardage per inch of added length for each size)

These are rough estimates for the MC and CC- you may need more for your CC if you plan to use it at the neckline in addition to the cuff and bottom ribbing.

1: 30.75” -- 1072 total yards (954 MC / 118 CC)
2: 35” -- 1221 total yards (1087 MC / 134 CC)
3: 40.25” -- 1428 total yards (1271 MC / 157 CC)
4: 45.5” -- 1669 total yards (1486 MC / 184 CC)
5: 49.25” -- 1908 total yards (1699 MC / 210 CC)
6: 55.75” -- 2245 total yards (1998 MC / 247 CC)
7: 60” -- 2506 total yards (2230 MC / 276 CC)
8: 66” -- 2862 total yards (2547 MC / 315 CC)

Estimated Meterage (with 5% cushion) & finished bust circumference for each size:
1: 76.9 -- 980 total m (872 MC / 108 CC)
2: 87.5 -- 1116 total m (994 MC / 123 CC)
3: 100.6 -- 1305 total m (1162 MC / 144 CC)
4: 113.75 -- 1526 total m (1358 MC / 168 CC)
5: 123 -- 1745 total m (1553 MC / 192 CC)
6: 139.4 -- 2052 total m (1826 MC / 226 CC)
7: 150 -- 2291 total m (2039 MC / 252 CC)
8: 165 -- 2616 total m (2329 MC / 288 CC)

MATERIALS:
Recommended Yarn: 2 colors of DK weight yarn, a main color & contrast color for the cats and ribbing.

My sample was made in WeCrochet Capra (85% merino wool /15% cashmere) 123 yds/50g.
5.5 mm (or whichever size is needed to meet gauge)

HOOK: 5.5 mm (or whichever size is needed to meet gauge)
You may need to size down after the colorwork section to maintain gauge.