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I engage in many crafts including knitting, spinning, crochet, quilting, sewing, and embroidery.

I have had patterns published in Knotions, Knitcircus, Interweave Knits Accessories, and the Fresh ...

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Prep School Cat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Prep School Cat
Prep School Cat
Prep School Cat
Prep School Cat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting skills
  • Knitting in the round with dpns/circular ndls
  • Stockinette/ribbing stitch
  • Increases/decreases
  • Three-needle bind-off
  • [Chart-based] stranded colorwork techniques
  • Basic sweater construction
  • Short-rows

Pattern Description:

Your kitty will look dashing in this scholarly v-neck vest featuring mock cable rib and a simple fish motif. The vest is worked in the round from the bottom-up to the armholes and then flat for the back and front, joined at the shoulders using the 3-needle bind-off. Not just for laughs, this vest is a low stress way to try knitting in the round, 2-color knitting, short-row shoulder shaping, and the sewn bind-off. This pattern is written for my 20lb cat, and may need to be adjusted for more average sizes.


Gauge is 18st/24rows = 4 inches on #8 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Size: Big 'N Tall


  • Yarn Requirements: 170yds / 155m MC, 60yds / 55m CC
  • #8 (5.0mm) 16in / 40cm circular
  • #8 (5.0mm) dpns or long circular for magic loop

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker
  • tapestry needle

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