Belang and Manis the Neck Pillow Cats

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Belang and Manis the Neck Pillow Cats Pattern


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Knitting: Belang and Manis the Neck Pillow Cats
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Belang and Manis the Neck Pillow Cats Manis
Belang and Manis the Neck Pillow Cats Belang

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Short row

Pattern Description:

Belang (means bicolor/piebald in Indonesian) is intended to be used as a neck pillow that can give you the feeling of cuddling with a cat on your neck. The flexibility of this pattern will let you decide where you want the cat's head to be facing.

To achieve this furry look on the cat, you will need a pet brush. Before assembly, brush all the knitted cat parts until the desired furriness achieved.

Modification tips are included in the pattern.

Errata link (for those who download the pattern before Nov 23, 2013):

Updated 11/29/2013 : I added a bonus pattern, a smaller neck pillow named "Manis", perfect for kids and travel. Enjoy!


21 sts / 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size (adult cat size)
  • Height: approximately 8 inches / 20 cms to the tip of the ears
  • Length : approximately 16 inches / 41 cms from the nose to the back
  • Width: approximately 6 inches / 15 cms (body), 13 inches / 33 cms if the legs are counted.


  • Worsted weight yarn in two contrasting colors, total 300 - 340 yards
  • Size 5 (3.75 mm) dpns
  • Toy stuffing
  • Bead string for the whiskers
  • Scraps of yarn to decorate the face

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

340 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice


Tangerine Mist, White

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