Catkin

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The Catkin booklet — including both patterns for sweater and hat — is available for £4.95

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This tunic-length sweater features a striking cable panel and set-in sleeves for a sleek and tailored look. The design is intended to provide a simple, wearable showcase for baa ram ewe’s beautiful “Titus” yarn, a unique blend of Yorkshire fibres that is not only soft and luxurious but well-spun and hard-wearing. The sweater covers ten sizes from a 32” to a 50” bust with a classic style to suit all body shapes. Instructions are also included for an accompanying hat, which will knit up quickly over the course of an evening or two, and will allow you to test your gauge and to familarise yourself with the cable pattern before embarking on the sweater.

Sizes
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50″

Yarn
Baa Ram Ewe ‘Titus’ (50% grey Wensleydale; 20% Bluefaced Leicester; 30% UK Alpaca) 350 yards / 320 metres per 100g skein. Less than half a skein / 175 yards are required to make the hat and 1000, (1050, 1100, 1150, 1200, 1300, 1350, 1450, 1500, 1600) yards are required to make the sweater.

Notions for Hat
2.5mm / 40cm circ for rib
2.75 mm / 40cm circ for hat body
2.75 mm dpns or longer (80-100cm) circular needle for working crown top.
2 stitch markers


Notions for Sweater

60cm / 2.75mm circ for lower body (or size to get gauge)
100cm / 2.75mm circ for working upper body and sleeves (or size to get gauge)
2.75mm needles in your preferred length for working small diameters in the round (for sleeves)
60cm / 2.5mm circ for working body rib, neck edging, and sleeve caps.
2.5mm needles in your preferred length for working small diameters in the round (for sleeve ribbing)
2 x 100cm / 2mm circs for picking up sleeve cap sts
2 sets of stitch markers, a and b
Waste yarn (for holding sts and short rows)

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2 responses

  1. I absolutely love this sweater the yarn looks perfect for it. I can’t wear those colours, sadly. Are there some other interesting dyed yarns that would have a similar feel?

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