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.
The Designer: Allyson Dykhuizen is a knitwear designer and knitting teacher from Michigan who lives in Chicago. Her patterns have been published in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, and knit.wear magazines, by Lion Brand Yarns, and included in the Knit Picks Independent Designer Program. She self publishes and blogs on her website The Sweatshop of Love, and is editor of Holla Knits. For questions about this pattern please contact Allyson at email@example.com.