Wednesday 21 October 2020

Knitted cat blanket

Crumpet, one of our cats, likes to sleep in the hallway so I'd put a towel down for her on the floor.  Last week I'd knitted her a blanket to replace the towel on the floor in the hallway.  It was a success and she likes it.  

So I thought I'd replace the towel on their perch in one of our windows ... fur sticks to the cushion on the perch so I'd put a towel on it (the towel is easier to wash than trying to get fur off the cushion).

I bought some Cuddly Chenille (Paradise Isle) by Loops & Threads for it.  The recommended needle size is 8mm.  As I was knitting it, I noticed it was knitting really thick and tight.  I don't have a bigger needle so I kept going.  It turned out to be more of a mat than a blanket, which I think should work out okay.  Neither cat has checked it out yet (they are sleeping on our bed).

I measured the perch width-wise and it was 16 inches so that's how many stitches I put on.  I did a garter stitch until I ran out of yarn.

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