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At 6' tall, I used to have a hard time finding sweaters with long enough sleeves. So I took up knitting to make my own sweaters.

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Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506

from Vermont Fiber Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506
Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506
Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506
Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506
Child's Kitty Cat Sweater #506

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting, purling, increasing, decreasing, intarsia

Pattern Description:

I got the idea for this cat design from a black and white sketch with very simple, geometric lines. I tried translating the sketch into intarsia and loved the result. Work the cat to match your own favorite feline, or use eyelash yarn for a furry look.


In St st, 23 sts and 30 rows = 4"/10 cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child's sizes 2 (25.5") to 10 (33.5")


  • Worsted weight wool: 350 - 900 yards MC; 100-175 yards color A

You Will Also Need:

  • One pair size 6 (4 mm) knitting needles
  • One crochet hook size F-5 (4 mm)
  • Stitch markers
  • 1 3/4" button
  • Embroidery thread or scrap yarn in green for eyes and pink for nose

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lamb's Pride Superwash by Brown Sheep Company