Bindi's Path by Karen Eckhoff
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Bindi's Path

Knitting
April 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, after blocking
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.25 mm (D)
3.75 mm (F)
400 - 775 yards (366 - 709 m)
One, customizable
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Bindi is my epileptic cat. Bindi’s Path is a scarf, stole, and cowl pattern set with two-way wavy paw prints reminiscent of Bindi’s wobbly path through life. Diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy, Bindi was rescued by the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter and put up for adoption. Given 50/50 odds of living to her first birthday, in 2014, Bindi turned ten. Bindi’s Path is a tribute to her tenacious attitude and sweet disposition. 100% of the profits from the sale of this pattern will go directly to the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter (http://thevbas.org/), the organization that saved her life. I will be eternally grateful to them for the gift of this little character!

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner, with some lace experience. All pieces shown were stitched in the Two-Way Pawprint pattern. The One-Way Pawprint pattern may be substituted in any of them for a shorter, simpler pattern repeat.

Gauge and Finished Size:
Scarf:
Finished size approximately 10” (25.5cm) x 72” (183cm)
24st/32r=4” (10cm) in stockinette after blocking
24st=4.75” (12cm), 32r=4.5” (11.5cm) in two-way pawprint (blocked)

Stole:
Finished size approximately 20” (51cm) x 67.5 (171.5cm)
23st/30r=4” (10cm) in stockinette after blocking
24st=5” (12.5cm), 32r=5.5” (14cm) in two-way pawprint (blocked)

Cowl:
Finished size approximately 10” (25.5cm) x 60” (152.5cm) circumference
23st/30r=4” (10cm) in stockinette after blocking
24st=5” (12.5cm), 32r=4.5” (11.5cm) in two-way pawprint (blocked)

Gauge is not critical to these patterns, as they are not fitted garments. You can easily customize the size by adding or subtracting pattern repeats. If you customize, your yardage may vary.

Materials:
Scarf: 485 yds (444m) of light fingering or fingering weight yarn, US3 (3.25mm) straight or circular needle, D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook for cast-on, stitch markers, darning needle.

Stole: 775 yds (708m) lace weight yarn, US5 (3.75mm) 24” (60cm)circular needle, F/5 crochet hook for cast-on, stitch markers, darning needle.

Cowl: 400 yds (365m) fingering weight yarn, US3 (3.25mm) 24” (60cm) circular needle, D/3 (3.25mm) crochet hook for cast-on, stitch markers, darning needle.

All patterns begin with a crochet cast-on. Instructions are included.

Bindi’s Story:
Bindi is my epileptic cat. She arrived at the Burbank, CA animal shelter as a 6-week-old feral stray, having seizures, flea-infested, blind, deaf, and missing a claw. Instead of putting her to sleep, the volunteers took her to the vet and put her up for adoption. She had an MRI and a spinal tap. Her veterinary neurologist gave her 50/50 odds of living to her first birthday. In 2014, she turned ten. Bindi has residual brain damage but has regained her vision and hearing. She is wobbly and has frequent “gravity breaks”, but her seizures are well-regulated with medication. She doesn’t meow or purr, but instead growls. She is quite a little character, and I love her dearly.

Special Thanks:
Shiri Mor for tech editing and layout
Cecilia Medford for photography
Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter for truly caring
Linda and her daughter Ari (Bindi’s foster moms) for many sleepless nights at the emergency vet
Anne for leading the Volunteers of the Burbank Animal Shelter foster kitten program
Patrick McDonnell for leading by example
Bindi for just being Bindi