My middle daughter has been asking for a kitten for Christmas . . . you’d think that the three cats we have already would be enough! But I guess there’s nothing like a new kitten – so I decided to make her a knitted version. Not exactly what she had in mind, I’m guessing, but I think she’ll still like it 🙂
We saw this pattern knit up at Tolt Yarn & Wool this summer, so I grabbed a skein of Donegal Aran Tweed (color 4742) – all it takes is one 88g skein and an afternoon of knitting (plus a little additional time to add detail to the face). One thing I really like about the Nursery Cat pattern is that it’s knit all in one piece, with the exception of the two front legs, so you save a lot of time (and potential frustration) piecing body parts together.
The kitty is knit on US 4s, which makes the aran-weight yarn nicely thick and study, so that it can withstand some pretty aggressive stuffing without stretching out. Kitty is a little on the rustic side, but I think that’s what makes him charming 🙂Pin It