Have some scrap yarn that's too little to make a hat but too much to do anything else with? Obviously you need a kitten sweater.
Disclaimer: No, kittens don't really need sweaters, but rest assured that he pretty much only wore this to take pictures.
• About 100 yards of worsted weight yarn
• 9” size 4 circular needle or size 4 double pointed needles
• Tapestry needle
• Cable needle
• Stitch marker
• Cute kitten
Gauge: 8 sts x 13 rows = 2”x 2”
Size: 8” long, 4” wide (8” circumference)
CO 48 sts, place marker and join to knit in round. Work in (k1, p1) rib for 5 rounds.
Row 6: p8, k8, p10, k4, p2, k8, p2, k4, p2.
Row 7-8: Repeat row 6.
Row 9: p8, sl next 4 sts to cn and hold to front, k4, k4 from cable needle, p10, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2, sl next 4 sts to cn and hold to front, k4, k4 from cable needle, p2, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2.
Row 10-12: Repeat row 6.
Row 13: p8, k8, p10, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to front, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2, k8, p2, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold to back, k2, k2 from cable needle, p2.
Repeat rows 6-13 two more times.
Divide for armholes:
p2, BO 4, p1, k8, p2, BO 4, p3, k4, p2, k8, p2, k4, p2, remove marker, p2. Put next 12 sts on stitch holder. From this point you will be working the other 28 stitches flat back and forth for the back of the sweater. Note: Cables will be worked on WS of sweater for front and back pieces.
Row 1 (WS): k4, p4, ssk, p8, k2tog, p4, k4. (26 sts)
Row 2 (RS): p4, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p4.
Row 3: k2, ssk, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back (RS of work), p2, p2 from cn, k1, sl next 4 sts to cn and hold in front, p4, p4 from cn, k1, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, p2 from cn, k2tog, k2. (24 sts)
Row 4: p3, k4, p1, k8, p1, k4, p3
Row 5: k1, ssk, p4, k1, p8, k1, p4, k2tog, k1. (22 sts)
Row 6: p2, k4, p1, k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1, p1, k4, p2. (20 sts)
Row 7: k2, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, p2, p2 from cn, k1, p6, k1, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, p2 from cn, k2.
Row 8: p2, k4, p1, k6, p1, k4, p2.
Row 9: k2, p4, k1, p6, k1, p4, k2.
Row 10: p2, k4, p1, k6, p1, k4, p2.
Row 11: k2, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in back, p2, p2 from cn, k1, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p3, p3 from cn, k1, sl next 2 sts to cn and hold in front, p2, p2 from cn, k2.
Row 12-14: Same as row 8-10.
Row 15: repeat row 7.
Row 16-17: Same as row 8-9.
Put held stitches back on needles with WS facing and attach yarn.
Row 1: ssk, p8, k2tog. (10 sts)
Row 2: p1, ssk, k4, k2tog, p1. (8 sts)
Row 3: k1, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p3, p3 from cn, k1.
Row 4: p1, k6, p1.
Row 5: k1, p6, k1.
Row 6-9: repeat row 4-5 twice.
Row 10: repeat row 4.
Row 11: k1, m1, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p3, p3 from cn, m1, k1. (10 sts)
Row 12: p2, k6, p2.
Row 13: k2, m1, p6, m1, k2. (12 sts)
Row 14: p3, k6, p3.
Row 15: k3, p6, k3.
Row 16-17: repeat row 14-15.
Row 18: Repeat row 14.
Row 19: k3, sl next 3 sts to cn and hold in front, p3, p3 from cn, k3.
Row 20-21: repeat row 14-15.
Row 22: Repeat row 14. Do not bind off.
Transfer 12 sts from front onto circular/DPNs and CO 10 sts for right shoulder, pick up and knit 12 sts from back, CO 10 sts for left shoulder. PM and join to knit in the round. Knit in k1, p1 rib for 9 rows. BO in pattern.
Finishing: Weave in all ends and block if desired. Gently squeeze kitten inside and enjoy!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
This sweater comes with two disclaimers:
1) There is only one size available, 38". However it is a top down raglan which means customizing the size is very easy and is only a matter of doing fewer or more increases to get the sweater to fit you right. If you're looking for a place to learn more about top down sweaters, I highly recommend Stefanie Japel's Fitted Knits, I'd be nowhere without it.
However, I believe the 38" is a relatively flexible size. I'm wearing it here with 5" positive ease.
2) I made this from a frogged project so I'm not entirely sure how much yarn it takes. I had three balls of Cotton Ease, but I reckon I probably only used two. If you're nervous, buy three and keep your receipt. If you're stashbusting and only have two, consider ways to cut corners like using a tighter gauge or making the sleeves shorter. Or live on the edge and just go for it. :P
Peekaboo Sweater PDF
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I was inspired by the Mexican folk art of Papel Picado. I made this last year with the intentions to make many more in several colors and hang them all lined up by this year, but this was too ambitious. Rather than wait another Fall season to present my chart, I decided to post this having only done one.
- D Hook
- 1 Skein Aunt Lydia's Classic Crochet (Size 10), or other lace/thread weight
This isn't a pattern, per se, but a chart. If you don't know how to do filet crochet there are plenty of resources online to learn. Each white square on the chart represents an open mesh, each purple represents a filled mesh.
When I completed the filet pattern, I did single crochet all the way around, and then a 7 double crochet shell on 3 of the sides.
If you're not up for hanging them, you could also do the shell pattern all the way around and use them as placemats.