Catwarming Set by Michelle Ameron

Catwarming Set

Knitting
November 2004
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 - 250 yards (46 - 229 m)
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “After seeing my cat promptly and viciously destroy the store-bought mouse toys that she loves so, I wondered if a more durable one might be made. I also wanted to design a gift set to welcome new baby kitties to their home - a ‘catwarming’ set. The swishy string can be swung around or draped over a doorknob or claw-safe furniture for lots of super-fun kitty times, and the three blind mice…well, the possibilities are endless! While my cat doesn’t really ‘get’ catnip, I know many cats do, so instructions for adding it as part of the stuffing are included.”

Sizes:

  • Mouse: Finished length 3” + tail; Finished circumference: 3¾“
  • String Toy: Finished Length 44”

Materials:

  • Red Heart Sport (100% acrylic; 70g/250yds)
  • A: 1 skein #414 Charcoal
  • B: 1 skein #755 Pale Rose
  • C: 1 skein #918 Vermillion
  • US 4 (3.5mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 4 (3.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 2)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Catnip (optional)
  • ¼ yd muslin (optional)