this is my own pattern for a knit carrot filled with catnip and topped with green feather cord that i designed and made for round 1 of the kitty toy swap. it’s a very quick knit and the feather cord is fussy but immediately satisfying. a good stash buster because it only takes 20yds of worsted weight yarn or can be knit in any other yarn weight (thicker yarn will require more yardage).
a pdf is available for free download - please help yourself!
the feather cord should be easy to find in fabric stores. it commonly comes wrapped around white cardboard and is sold by the yardage, like fabric. i got mine in san francisco at discount fabrics on irving street for ~$5/yard. according to the label, it’s made out of turkey down. if you can’t find this, look for a feather boa which is pretty much the same thing.
cat tested and approved without cruelty to animals. :)
gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch
final dimensions: the carrot measures 5.5 inches from top to tip and 6 inches around the widest point