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Tubby Tabby

Knitting
August 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
600 - 630 yards (549 - 576 m)
10 inches tall (when sitting)
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This adorable, cuddly cat pattern is knit with DK weight yarn held doubled (worsted weight yarn can be substituted and held single stranded) to make a hardwearing cuddly toy just perfect for snuggling.

Two sets of instructions are provided: work the body in the round and sew on the chest at the end if you prefer a simpler knit, or, choose intarsia in the round for a more challenging knit that reduces finishing to attaching the head and embroidering the face.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the intarsia of the body.

This pattern would suit intermediate knitters and is a perfect opportunity to learn some new skills. Techniques used include the (optional) intarsia in the round (fully explained in the pattern), short rows, jogless stripes, and the Turkish cast on. Links to useful tutorials are provided for each technique.

Yardage in DK:
240 yards CA (yellow in sample)
240 yards CB (orange in sample)
150 yards CC (white in sample)
4 yards black (for embroidery)

Yardage in Worsted:
110 yards CA
110 yards CB
70 yards CC
4 yards black (for embroidery)