An Caitin Beag

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  1. An Caitin Beag Slow Exposure Pattern

    An Caitin Beag Slow Exposure Pattern

    £4.00
    This is a deceptively simple knit - soothing stocking stitch, with bursts of a moss stitch stripe adding a little excitement. It’s a perfect knit for holidays, knit-nights and long train journeys, and for those times when a spot of comfort-knitting is called for. Use it to showcase that perfect mini-skein set, or to tame that incredibly bright skein - or make all those ends of sock yarn into something new and amazing! The pattern calls for 200g of the main colour. For the contrasting stripes you can use a set of five 20g mini-skeins or a single 100g skein. Yarn quantities are also given for each individual stripe if you’d like to construct your own gradient from your scrap pile. This pattern was released as part of Countess Ablaze’s Tits Out Collective campaign in July 2018. Marna and I have agreed to continue donating 25% of the proceeds to charities of our choice even though the TOC has finished for 2018. 50p of each sale that TLYC makes will go to Bramcote Animal Rescue Nottingham and 50p will go to a charity of An Caitin Beag's choice. TLYC donations will be made on a quarterly basis.
  2. An Caitin Beag Peeky Cat Sock Pattern

    An Caitin Beag Peeky Cat Sock Pattern

    £4.00
    This ridiculously cute pattern from Marna of An Caitin Beag is a must knit as far as we are concerned here at TLYC HQ! The Peeky Catsock features a colourwork catface designed to peek out of maryjane and other low fronted shoes. It’s got contrast cuff/ heel/ toe, and rows of little cat faces on the ankle. It’s a quick, fun knit! The pattern is one size, but there are instructions for adjusting the length to suit your feet. It’s knit cuff-down, with a short row heel. Shown in Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK Tartarus, Ammolite and Sphene.
  3. An Caitin Beag Simpler Sinister Sweater Knitting Pattern

    An Caitin Beag Simpler Sinister Sweater Knitting Pattern

    £6.00

    Marna of An Caitin Beag has done it again, introducing this really fun DK Cat sweater to her alreayd awesome set of Cat Cardis and socks!

    The Simpler Sinister Sweater is a lovely straightforward knit – a short but effective colourwork section creates a yoke edged with sinsterly glowering cats. It’s designed as a relaxed knit for a cosy winter sweater.

    This sweater is worked in DK-weight yarn. 

    Choosing colours

    A large contrast between the cats and the background will give a bold, dramatic effect, but more subtle colour choices can also be effective. A varigated or speckled yarn can make a fantastic background to the cats.

    Swatching is essential!

    Each pattern comes with a code to download a digital version from Ravelry.

    Variations

    The pattern includes guidance for adapting it to both steeked and flat-knit cardigans.

    Sizes

    The Catdigan pattern comes with instructions for 16 different sizes, from: 44cm / 17.5” to 164cm / 64”. 

    See table below for sizes and yarn requirements.

    Pictures are copyright Marna Giligan of An Caitin Beag.

  4. An Caitin Beag Sinister Catdigan Knitting Pattern

    An Caitin Beag Sinister Catdigan Knitting Pattern

    £6.00

    Marna of An Caitin Beag about stole our hearts with this cardigan pattern!

    Not enough cats in your life? Or on your cardigan? The Sinister Catdigan will solve that problem. Look at all those smug, judgy little faces glaring out at the world, and plotting all sorts of sinister goings-on!

    This cardigan is worked in 4-ply yarn. It works well as a fitted cardigan with little or no positive ease, and also as a more relaxed, looser knit.

    The cardigan is knitted in the round, and steeked.  Swatching is essential!

    Each pattern comes with a code to download a digital version from Ravelry.

    Variations

    You can choose to knit a shaped or straight waist. The pattern includes guidance for converting it to a sweater, and there are also suggestions for adapting it to better fit you.  

    For the sweater: check the fit as the chest measurement will be approx 2cm/ 0.75” tighter than the cardigan version, so you may want to move up a size.

    Sizes

    The Catdigan pattern comes with instructions for 16 different sizes, from: 74cm / 29” to 164cm / 64”.  See product images for a schematic.

    You can choose to knit it as a fitted cardigan with little or no positive ease, or move up a size or two for a more relaxed knit.

    Yarn

    This cardigan is designed to work with a variety of 4ply/ fingering/ sock weight yarns.  This cardigan is steeked, so a wooly, easily felted, non-superwash 100% wool yarn is ideal. Any 4-ply / fingering / sock weight yarn is suitable, as are Shetland jumper-weight yarns.

    If you choose a superwash yarn, a sock yarn containing a little nylon, or a blend that’s not 100% wool you might want stitch the steek with a sewing machine zig-zag stitch or run a second reinforcing line of stitching when you’re reinforcing it. You might also want to catch the floats behind the cats more frequently.

    Yarns with more than 25% non-wool content are a bad choice for this project.

    If you’re unsure whether a yarn will work well for this pattern try making a small colourwork swatch, and cutting a steek in it. Two repeats of the cat-chart, along with the steek stitches, should be enough to give you a good idea.

    Yarn requirements (Sizes 1 to 16)

    Main Colour (1019, 1085, 1123, 1182) (1209, 1234, 1291, 1313) (1361, 1396, 1427, 1472) (1497, 1559, 1595, 1623) metres

    Contrast Colour 1 (Yoke) (114, 132, 151, 171) (182, 200, 227, 247) (261, 287, 315, 344) (360, 385, 425, 452) metres

    Contrast Colour 2 (Cats) (116, 121, 131, 141) (141, 151, 161, 167) (172, 182, 187, 202) (207, 218, 228, 233) metres

    Pictures are copyright Marna Giligan of An Caitin Beag.

  5. Peeky Cat Sock Bundle Socks Yeah DK

    Peeky Cat Sock Bundle Socks Yeah DK

    From: £20.90

    What is better than a pattern and yarn bundle? Not a lot which is why we have created this Peeky Cat Sock bundle. Included it in is the Peeky Cat Sock pattern from Marna of An Caitin Beag and three 50g skeins of Coop Knits Socks Yeah DK in the colours of your choice. To create your bundle, select one Main Colour, one Contrast Colour 1 and one Contrast Colour 2. The pattern shows the socks in Tartarus, Ammolite and Sphene. The bundle defaults to those three colours. About the pattern: The Peeky Catsock features a colourwork catface designed to peek out of maryjane and other low fronted shoes. It’s got contrast cuff/ heel/ toe, and rows of little cat faces on the ankle. The pattern is one size, but there are instructions for adjusting the length to suit your feet. It’s knit cuff-down, with a short row heel. About the yarn: Socks Yeah DK is a 75% merino wool, 25% nylon yarn that knits into the soft and wearable socks. See yarn label for care instructions.
  6. Pip Colourwork Slow Exposure Shawl Set

    Pip Colourwork Slow Exposure Shawl Set

    £45.00

    Slow Exposure is our most knit Shawl of 2018/2019 and we are always looking for a new reason to cast on another!  And, with all the beautiful colours options, there was no way we could resist making one in Baa Ram Ewe Pip Colourwork so this kit was born!

    The kit contains a copy of An Caitin Beag’s Slow Exposure Shawl and 13 25g balls of Pip Colourwork to make the shawl pictured.  Just add 4mm needles!

    Baa Ram Ewe Pip Colourwork

    With 116m per 25g ball, Pip Colourwork is just perfect for colourwork.  This kit contains 8 balls of Yorkstone and 1 each of Viking, Parkin, Brass Band, Chevin and Dalby. 

    Should you love this kit but would like to change the Pip Colours, please email Michelle at michelle@theloveliestyarncomapany.co.uk who can help you make your perfect Slow Exposure Pip Set.

    Little Note: Pictures of the completed shawl are to show the item to be made.  This kit is for the yarn and pattern only.

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