Army of Caterpillars

cat_stackThis is my DK weight version of Miranda Harp’s Army of Caterpillars. Harp blogs at toughbirdknits.  Her original is a stacking set of 5 caterpillars in worsted weight. My stack of three in DK weight are shrimpy by comparison. They are knit in three shades of Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine Color 120 left over from other projects. I think what mine lack in size they make up in attitude.


They look like the kind of caterpillar whose coloring advertises “eat me at your peril.”

It’s the bobble feet that help these guys stack.


Isaac likes them. His dad, my son, opened the package I sent and wondered why I was knitting tuberculosis bacilli. Ugh, he’s right. (Click if you don’t get queasy looking at such stuff.)