Meet Knitty Kitty – so named by one of my sons, and gifted last Christmas to an exuberant toddler. If you’re looking for a baby-safe easy knit that can stand up to some serious loving, this pattern may be for you.
Everything on Knitty Kitty is knit flat and then seamed, and it’s all stockinette. All color changes are at the edge, so no need to get fancy with the one-yarn-in-each-hand trick. I just carried the unused yarn up the sides, and left all of the niggly ends inside with the stuffing. Easy peasy!
This pattern is so forgiving that I ended up using two different weights of yarn (it was what I had on hand), and it worked out just fine. Just be sure that you attach the arms, legs, and tail to the correct end of the cat. It’s no fun to go to embroider the ears and find out that the whole thing is upside down. Or so I’ve heard. Ahem.
Knitty Kitty currently resides in a posh crib, where he’s been known to wake up his new bud from his afternoon nap. “Knitty Kitty woke me up. He was being pouncy.”
|Started:||10 Dec 2008|
|Finished:||21 Dec 2008|
|Pattern:||Knitted Cuddlies by Louisa Harding.
Ravelry link to pattern page.
The pattern also has variations for a teddy bear and rabbit. This pattern is free, though you need to sign up for the Knitting Daily website to download it (also free.)
|Yarn:||Knit Picks Merino Style (DK) in color Hawk (dark gray), adn Lion Brand Wool Ease (worsted) in Gray Heather.|
|Needles:||US6 / 4.0mm trusty old straight aluminums.|
|Notes:||Features embroidered with the same yarn I used to knit him with. He’s stuffed with ‘Airtex premium’ polyester fiberfill.
Ravelry link for this project.
Here you can see the back and tail… and my cat checking out the competition.