Tubby Tabby

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Tubby Tabby Pattern


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Knitting: Tubby Tabby
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • intarsia (optional)
  • short rows
  • jogless stripes
  • turkish cast on

Pattern Description:

This adorable, cuddly cat pattern is knit with DK weight yarn held doubled (worsted weight yarn can be substituted and held single stranded) to make a hardwearing cuddly toy just perfect for snuggling.

Two sets of instructions are provided: work the body in the round and sew on the chest at the end if you prefer a simpler knit, or, choose intarsia in the round for a more challenging knit that reduces finishing to attaching the head and embroidering the face.

The pattern includes both written and charted instructions for the intarsia of the body.

This pattern would suit intermediate knitters and is a perfect opportunity to learn some new skills. Techniques used include the (optional) intarsia in the round (fully explained in the pattern), short rows, jogless stripes, and the Turkish cast on. Links to useful tutorials are provided for each technique.

Yardage in DK:
240 yards CA (yellow in sample)
240 yards CB (orange in sample)
150 yards CC (white in sample)
4 yards black (for embroidery)

Yardage in Worsted:
110 yards CA
110 yards CB
70 yards CC
4 yards black (for embroidery)


18 sts and 27 rows in 4 inches


  • US6 / 4mm needles
  • stitch holders
  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

630 yards of DK weight


white, yellow and orange (small amount of black)

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Addicted to Pinterest, never far from Ravelry and guaranteed to have a knitting project at the bottom of every handbag (and dozens hiding behind the sofa), I?m an engineer during the day and a knitting designer after the kids go to bed.

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