Monday, September 5, 2011

Log's Turtleneck

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.

Log’s Turtleneck
Supplies needed:
• 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)

Body:

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.

Back:

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.
Bind off.

Front:

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.

Neck:

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!

6 comments:

  1. This is actually really cute. I have an adult cat who likes to spend a lot of time outside when he isn't curled up asleep inside, even in wintertime. Can you tell me how to alter the pattern for a larger cat?

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  2. Yes, I would love an adult version for my big cats :)

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  3. I also have a kitten but he's growing fast! could you post a cat-sized pattern?

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  4. You can shove an adult cat in the kitten one, and they'll be super cute. BUT, they won't be as amused as you are. I promise. Thanks for the awesome cable practice! A scarf just didn't seem worth it. :)

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  5. This is way too small for even a kitten. I just made this and it barely fit onto my 4 month old.

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