Herding Cats Double Knit Cowl by Karen Buhr

Herding Cats Double Knit Cowl

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Double Knit
US 4 - 3.5 mm
550 - 600 yards (503 - 549 m)
One size
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NOTE There is also a stranded version of this pattern! Be sure to get the correct pattern based on your preferences!! This pattern is for the Double Knit version. The stranded version can be found over here

This is a whimsical double knit design that has a bunch of cats along a fence. Just try herding all those cats!! Reversible cats!! This project is perfect for a beginner who wants to try double knit for the first time, but it is also suitable for those who are advanced beginners and experienced knitters as well. This cowl can easily be adjusted to make it longer or shorter if desired by adding more or fewer repeats of the cat charts. The pattern includes four large charts.

Gauge is 24 stitches and 32 rows per 4 inches double knit in the round (although gauge is not terribly important for this pattern)

Finished dimensions:
Unblocked - 7 inches high and 41 inches around

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn (60 grams OR 300 yards each in two contrasting colors)

Needles and Notions:

  • 3.5mm (US size 4) circular needle or size necessary to achieve gauge.
  • Tapestry (darning) needle
  • 4 Stitch markers (to mark between the four charts)