Friday 23 October 2020

Knitted cat blanket

Crumpet, one of our cats, likes to sleep on cushions on the chairs under our table. The cushions are black and attract fur so I've put towels on the cushions. Recently I knitted her a blanket to replace the towel on the floor in the hallway where she likes to sleep (a success!) and a blanket for their window perch (a success with Muffin but Crumpet hasn’t checked it out yet). I thought I'd make a cat blanket to replace the towel on her favourite chair. 

It's a square ... I didn't place it well enough
when I took the picture

About five minutes after I put it on the cushion on the chair, Crumpet jumped up, cleaned herself and then went to sleep.  So I'd say it's a success!

Thanks, Mom!

I used a skein of Braid Big (Salt and Pepper) by Loops & Threads for it.  The recommended needle size is 12.75mm but I used 8mm and it seemed to be okay.  I've never used it before and I like it.
  • Cast on 3 stitches
  • Row 1 (wrong side): k3
  • Row 2 (right side): kfb (knit front and back of stitch), k1, kfb 
  • Row 3: k5
  • Row 4: kfb, k until 1 stitch left, kfb
  • Row 5: knit
  • Repeat row 4 and 5 until you have reached the desired size (it's the first half)

  • Row 1 (right side): k2tog, knit until 2 stitches left, ssk (slip slip knit)
  • Row 2 (wrong side): knit
  • Repeat row 1 and 2 until only 3 stitches remain
  • Last row: Bind off the 3 remaining stitches

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