3.15.2019

Kitty Sweater: The Construction

Have you heard about the Kitty Sweater KAL we are gearing up for in my Ravelry group? It is time for a new spring sweater, don't you think?
http://www.nelkindesigns.com/kitty
It is definitely important for you to understand how Kitty is constructed, especially if you are thinking of making any adjustments to the pattern!
Kitty is a seamless sweater that uses my side-to-side Novus Construction in a new way... ready?
Step 1: 
Cast on with the right sleeve of the sweater.

Work the sleeve... this is actually the gauge swatch (the pattern will tell you more about that!)
 
Step 2: 
Provisionally cast on sts for the front and back of your sweater. This is where you will add length for the bodice if you need it!
 
Step 3: 
Then you'll work across all the sts, back, sleeve, front and work the shoulder rows to the neckline split.

Next, you’ll be splitting your stitches for the neckline, working neckline shaping and separating the shoulder from the front and back.



Step 4: 

Then you'll rejoin for the left shoulder and work it!

Step 5:  
  Once the left shoulder is done, you'll put your front and back sts on scrap yarn and then work the left sleeve and bind it off.


Step 6: 
Time for some Origami...
fold your sweater in half at the shoulder! 

 


Step 7: 
Pick up stitches along each edge of a sleeve and coordinating side seam and then work a side panel up.  As you work through the Side Panel, RS rows decrease st(s) from the Front, and WS rows decrease st(s) from the Back.


Step 8: 
Ok, now for some fun! Pick up sts along the bottom border of the bodice!

 



Step 9: 
Work these sts in the round, down until your sweater is its desired length! You've got room to play here!!!

Then, bind off, block and wear!
 


JOIN OUR KITTY KAL, it is sure to be fun!!!!!!

There are still kits available if you want to use the same yarn I did : )!

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