Catnap Scarf MKAL by Lisa Hannan Fox

Catnap Scarf MKAL

February 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Double knitting
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
860 yards (786 m)
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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 Catnap Scarf MKAL will begin on April 6 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday. Additionally, participants in the MKAL will be entered into a drawing (read more below).

About the Pattern

Every cat I’ve ever known has loved to sleep. Cats can grab a quick catnap almost anywhere. The Catnap Scarf is a series of eight panels featuring scenes with cute, cuddly cats sleeping anywhere and everywhere.

Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on either side. Use two solid colors for a classic look or a solid with a variegated yarn for a more interesting combination (gradual or subtle color changes work best).

Instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished size of the scarf is approximately 68 inches (173 cm) in length and 5.75 inches (14.6 cm) in width. The color work design is chart only, not written instructions.


  • Size 2 US (2.75 mm) needles.
  • Size 1 US (2.25 mm) needles (optional for a neater cast on edge).
  • Approximately 430 yards (393 m) each of two contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn.
  • Needle to weave in ends.

About the MKAL

The Catnap Scarf MKAL will begin on April 6 and run for 8 weeks with new clues sent each Thursday.

Week 1: April 6
Week 2: April 13
Week 3: April 20
Week 4: April 27
Week 5: May 4
Week 6: May 11
Week 7: May 18
Week 8: May 25

Please note that prior to April 6, 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 April 6 when the MKAL starts, with new clues sent every Thursday. The full pattern will be released on the last week of the MKAL on May 25.

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 any of my other free double knit patterns.

Join or visit the Nifty Knitter Designs group on Ravelry to see progress photos of what the scarf should look like during the MKAL, share your project photos with other knitters, or discuss any of my other patterns.

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 June 1 will be entered into a drawing. Three lucky winners will get $10 to spend in my Ravelry store.

For spoiler reasons, please do not use project photos as the first photo in your project until the final MKAL clue has been released on May 25. You can use the Catnap Scarf MKAL image from the pattern Ravelry page or a picture of your yarn or even a photo of your favorite cat. :smiley:

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