And of course you know my cat Velma. She gets a lot of play around here because she’s my one true love.
You see the resemblance I’m sure!
Pattern Intro: Crazy cat lady? Well, I certainly love my cat Velma. We’ve been together for over 11 years, and she’s just as ornery as she was when I plucked her out of a barn in West Michigan all those years ago. She’s a tiny, beautiful furball that only I can love, and we like it that way. Velma the sweater is cat-like in the simplest way – furry details but not remotely costumey. This sweater is sure to be your best friend, without having to worry about it eating you if you unexpectedly die in your apartment.
Finished Size 32 (36, 40, 44, 50, 54)” bust circumference. Pullover shown in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed in 36″ and in Knits in Class in size 40”.
Yarn Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, 80% Peruvian Highland Wool, 20% Donegal Tweed; 110yds/50g: Brass Heather, 9 (10, 12, 13, 16, 18) skeins.
Yarn Knits in Class Worsted Single Ply, 100% Merino Wool; 250yds/4oz: Ruby, 5 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9) skeins.
Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16″ and 24″ circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). An extra size 7 24” cir for Three Needle Bind Off. Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holders; tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 24 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.
Notes Construction starts with the front middle Chevron Stitched panel and the body of the sweater is picked up and worked side to side around the body from there. Stitches for the sleeves and collar are held and finished from there.
This just happens to be the first stop in the Holla Knits Fall/Winter 2014 Collection blog tour! There is a yarn giveaway over at the HK blog, but here I’m giving away a copy of this pattern to one lucky commenter! Comment on this post for your chance to win. Since I’m headed out of town, winners won’t be chosen until Mon Sept 29th so you’ve got plenty of time to enter. Share on all social medial outlets to earn extra entries!
And keep your eye on all the great giveaways and collection reviews throughout the blog tour by following the schedule below. Good luck!
Sept 8: Launch
Sept 9: The Sweatshop of Love – pattern giveaway, SEG: 6 skeins KP WotA Tweed in Brass Heather
Sept 10: Klever Knits – pattern and skein of Rowan Kid Classic giveaway, SEG: 6 skeins KP City Tweed Aran in Jacquard
Sept 11: Berroco – review and pattern giveaway
Sept 12: Canary Knits – pattern giveaway, SEG: 1 500 yard skein of Mountain Colors 4/8’s Wool in Harmony Ice
Sept 15: Mountain Colors Facebook Page – SEG: Mountain Colors Perspectives Twizzle in Blue/Turq
Sept 16: Life on Laffer – review and pattern giveaway
Sept 17: Knits in Class – SEG: 1 skein of Knit in Class
Sept 18: Makewise Designs – review and pattern giveaway
Sept 19: Anzula – SEG all the Anzula yarn needed for the Beech Street Vest
Sept 22: Ruby Submarine – SEG: 3 skeins KP WofA Tweed in Thirst Heather
Sept 23: BoKnits – SEG: 8 skeins KP Swish DK in Indigo Heather
Sept 24: Under the Red Umbrella – review and pattern giveaway
Sept 25: DoogKnits – review and pattern giveaway
Sept 26: Cosmos and Cashmere – review and pattern giveaway