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Project info
kitty toy #3: carrot top (3)
carrot top cat toy by Tracey Kay
Knitting
kitty toy swap x 2 and diego
one size fits all
Needle and yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220® Heathers
0.1 skeins = 20.0 yards (18.3 meters), 10 grams
Orange
ImagiKnit in San Francisco, California
Notes

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

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Finished
April 30 2008
May 1 2008
 
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About this yarn
Cascade 220® Heathers
by Cascade Yarns
Worsted / 10 ply
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams
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  • Project created: May 1, 2008
  • Finished: May 2, 2008
  • Updated: September 2, 2010