• Anita Bose Natarajan

Kat Cube



I've been wanting to knit up something for kittens, a soft toy they could tumble with and paw at the short strands of yarn! This block is purposefully large, meant for cats of all sizes.


Kat Cube is a beginner friendly, simple knitting project. A great way to use up left over skeins and with yarn held double, you can camouflage yarn you're not particularly fond of.


I'm always excited to see how you've knit up my patterns, do tag me on Instagram @NitaB_NishaN


Kat Cube Written Pattern


Skill Level: Easy


Yarn: Any #2/light sport weight, 100% acrylic yarn, 25g, 95yds (87m), 1 ball - green, grey, blue speckled, white speckled & 300yds (274m) black tweed yarn


Needle Size: US9 (5.5mm) straight


Notions: Tapestry Needle, 24" (61cm) x 36" (91cm) thin cotton cloth for lining inside cube, Stuffing

Finished Measurement: 6" (15.3cm) length, breadth, height


Gauge in Stockinette Stitch (before blocking): 26 stitches, 30 rows = 6" (15.3cm)


Key

  • cco - cable cast on

  • k – knit

  • p – purl

  • sts - stitches

  • RS - right side

  • WS – wrong side

Stitch Videos:

http://www.nbnndesigns.com/videos


Stockinette Stitch:

•RS: k to end

•WS: p to end


Garter Stitch:

•RS: k to end

•WS: k to end


Modified Moss Stitch:

•RS: (k1, p1) to end

•WS: (p1, k1) to end


Transition Rows:

•RS: p to end

•WS: k to end


Knitting Instructions:

1.With green and blue speckled yarn held double, CCO 26sts

2.Work Transition Rows once

3.Work Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 5½“ (14cm) from cast on edge

4.Work Transition Rows once

5.Work Garter Stitch until piece measures 11½“ (29cm) from cast on edge

6.Work Transition Rows once

7.Work Modified Moss Stitch until piece measures 17½“ (44.5cm) from cast on edge

8.Work Transition Rows once

9.Bind Off Stitches

10.Repeat (1) through (9) using grey and white speckled yarn held double


Finished Pieces

Making the Cube:

1. Whipstitch edges of both pieces together to make cube shell – leave 1 edge open for stuffing

2. Using black tweed yarn, double stitch, sew the eyes, 3 stitches across and 3 stitches down

3. Insert thin cotton cloth, stuff the cube – make sure stuffing is inside the cotton cloth

4. Whipstitch the edge shut

5. For ears, cut 1 strand each of green and grey, 12“ (30.5cm) each strand

6. To create ears, push the face side in a bit, pinch the edges to create a dimple. Two short stitches securing all 3 sides together. Repeat on the other side

7. For whiskers, cut 12 strands of black tweed yarn, 10" (25cm) long each strand

8. Two strands make 1 whisker, tie 3 whiskers on each side

9. For tail, cut 6 strands of green yarn and 6 strands of grey yarn. Each strand is 15" (38cm) long

10. Using tapestry needle, run all 12 strands through one or two stitches, even out the length, tie a knot, plait the strands, tie another knot


Picture Tutorial:





1. Whipstitch edges of both pieces together to make cube shell – leave 1 edge open for stuffing (pic A & B & C)


2. Using black tweed yarn, double stitch, sew the eyes, 3 stitches across and 3 stitches down


3. Insert thin cotton cloth, stuff the cube – make sure stuffing is inside the cotton cloth (pic D)


4. Whipstitch the edge shut










5. For ears, cut 1 strand each of green and grey, 12“ (30.5cm) each strand


6. To create ears, push the face side in a bit, pinch the edges to create a dimple. Two short stitches securing all 3 sides together. Repeat on the other side













7. For whiskers, cut 12 strands of black tweed yarn, 10" (25cm) long each strand


8. Two strands make 1 whisker, tie 3 whiskers on each side



















9. For tail, cut 6 strands of green yarn and 6 strands of grey yarn. Each strand is 15" (38cm) long


10. Using tapestry needle, run all 12 strands through one or two stitches, even out the length, tie a knot, plait the strands, tie another knot

























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