Cat Season Scarf MKAL by Lisa Hannan Fox

Cat Season Scarf MKAL

August 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 39 rows = 4 inches
in Double knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
850 - 900 yards (777 - 823 m)
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Cat Season Scarf Mystery Knit a Long (MKAL)

What is a Mystery Knit a Long (MKAL)? An MKAL is when the pattern is broken up into a series of clues or parts. What the final piece looks like is a mystery until all the parts have been received.

The Cat Season Scarf MKAL will begin on September 16 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday (US Pacific time). Participants in the MKAL will be entered into a drawing (read more below).

About the Pattern

Let’s be honest. Every season is cat season. However, Cat Season Scarf is a warm, double knit scarf that might be best worn during the colder months of the year. Cat Season Scarf is similar to my Knit Season Scarf, except featuring our favorite feline friends.

Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on either side. Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished size of the scarf is approximately 70 inches (178 cm) in length and 5.25 inches (13.3 cm) in width.


  • Size 2 US (2.75 mm) needles.
  • Size 1 US (2.25 mm) needles (optional for a neater cast on edge).
  • Approximately 425-450 yards (389-411 m) each of two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn.
  • Needle to weave in ends.


Week 1: Sept 16
Week 2: Sept 23
Week 3: Sept 30
Week 4: Oct 7
Week 5: Oct 14
Week 6: Oct 21
Week 7: Oct 28
Week 8: Nov 4

Please note that prior to September 16, you will only receive information about the pattern, such as yarn and gauge, and not the full instructions. The first clue will be sent on September 16 when the MKAL starts, with new clues sent every Thursday. The full pattern will be released on the last week of the MKAL on November 4th.

If you are new to double knitting, I recommend trying out the technique before the MKAL starts. Try a double knit dishcloth, such as my Cat Playtime Potholder pattern, or another free pattern on Ravelry.

Enter to WIN!

Any knitter who creates a project on Ravelry with pictures of their scarf and completes at least 50% of the scarf by the time the MKAL finishes on November 10 will be entered into a drawing. Three lucky winners will get $10 to spend in my store.

For spoiler reasons, please do not use project photos as the first photo in your project until the MKAL is complete. You can use the Cat Season Scarf MKAL image from the pattern Ravelry page or a picture of yarn or even a photo of your favorite cat. :)

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