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Four knitted cats - tabby, ginger, black-and-white and moggy

Knitting
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
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With their bright eyes, big smiles and cuddly little bodies, these cheeky cats – a tabby, a ginger tom, a black-and-white cat and an adorable moggy – are irresistible! They are knitted in ‘clutch’ size suitable for a toddler to carry around by the tail, or for an older child to cuddle under their arm.

The four cats are all knitted from the same basic pattern, with variations for the different types of cat. Fine yarns make a smaller moggy cat - the grey cat in the picture. The tabby and ginger cats are made with three shades of coloured yarn, knitted with alternating stripes. And the slightly larger black-and-white cat in the picture is knitted with fluffy mohair yarn.

The size of your cat will depend on the weight of yarn you choose, the size of the needles and your tension. None of these matter much! But if you choose double-knit yarn for a cat, you will end up with a toy approximately 9 inches or 23cm in length, nose to end of body.

A two-tone cat (the black-and-white cat and the littly grey moggy) will take about 50g of yarn in each of two contrasting colours - dark and white.

The striped cats will take about 50g of white, and then 30g each in three different colours, using the pictures as a guide.