This sweater is a top-down stranded pattern for cat lovers. It has a yoke in two colors and some short rows at the back of the neck and at the bottom. Because of the fairly bulky yarn this pattern works up quickly. I designed it first for my daughter, who is a great cat lover, and a member of a cat club. Soon most of the members wanted one! In the first sweater I used self spun yarn, but in the later sweaters I used a commercial yarn, a blend of alpaca and wool. I knitted it mostly with a bit (1 inch, 2,5 cm) of negative ease. You can knit the pattern with and without sleeves.
Size XS (S) M (L) XL
Chest 80 (84,3) 91,4 (95,7) 102,8 cm
Body length (to underarm) 34 (36) 38 (40) 42 cm
Sleeve length (to underarm) 45 (47) 49 (51) 53 cm
Garnstudio DROPS Nepal: 50 grams (1.76 ounces) approx. 82 yards (75 meters) Main color 6 (6) 7 (7) 8 balls. For the sleeveless version you need 2 balls less of the MC. Contrast color 1 (1) 1 (2) 2 balls.
6,5 mm (US 10½) circular needles 40 and 60-80 cm long 5,5 mm (US 9) circular needles 40 cm long 6,5 mm (US 10½) double pointed needles, for the sleeves, or use magic loop 5,5 mm (US 9) double pointed needles, for the sleeves, or use magic loop
14 stitches and 18 rows = 10 x 10 cm stockinette using larger size needles. It is knitted in a loose gauge. Check your tension and adjust needle size if necessary.
Body and sleeves are worked in the round top down Pattern and increases in the yoke are worked from the chart.