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Old 02-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by KatzKnitter View Post
That's wonderful. You can't felt acrylic, so there were no complaints about the cats ripping them up?
No complaints. The thing is, most of the cats at this shelter seem to be adults, and they don't rip stuff up like kittens would.
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:47 PM   #22
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The felted bed looks fabulous. I have two cats who might love those!...thanks for the pattern.

and re: the kitty shelter. I was wondering if a cat's claws might get caught in the stitches if unfelted.....and: do you knit it all garter stitch?
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The felted bed looks fabulous. I have two cats who might love those!...thanks for the pattern.

and re: the kitty shelter. I was wondering if a cat's claws might get caught in the stitches if unfelted.....and: do you knit it all garter stitch?
Well, the staff keeps telling me that they love them, so I guess it has not been a problem. I have a couple of the blankies that I saved for myself and my cats lie on them without any issues (of course, I keep my own cats' nails trimmed).

And yes - I use straight garter stitch.

Here is a picture of some finished ones:
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:01 PM   #24
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Thank you all for being such active participents in this! I am sending in an update, and I have finished 2 cat beds, and a bed that could fit a small dog, or a cat! I am now working on a large one,
Pattern being: cast on as many as you want, knit straight throught all rows, making it as large as you want!
I am having problems with my hands, but I am pushing through! I hope everyone is having fun!
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Im a new knitter and I am wondering if this is better for new people or should I knit a scarf... and does it have to have a pattern or can it be plain??
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Im a new knitter and I am wondering if this is better for new people or should I knit a scarf... and does it have to have a pattern or can it be plain??
This would be fine for a new knitter. Anything simple to practice your stitches is good. Pets don't care if it's perfect so don't sweat it.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:30 AM   #27
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Im a new knitter and I am wondering if this is better for new people or should I knit a scarf... and does it have to have a pattern or can it be plain??
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This would be fine for a new knitter. Anything simple to practice your stitches is good. Pets don't care if it's perfect so don't sweat it.
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This is a very easy pattern so it shouldn't be too hard
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:06 AM   #29
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These blankets can be knit in all garter stitch, nothing fancy. It's a good mindless knitting project to do while you're watching tv. If you've ever done crafts when you were a kid, you probably used felt. It comes in various colors in sheets at the craft store. This is what your knitting will be like after it's felted. You can cut it and it won't unravel. I like to use up my tiny remnants of wool yarn this way. I'll knit maybe a five by seven rectangle in all garter stitch and felt it so it shrinks. These make great scrubbies for washing dishes. You can disinfect them better than those foam sponges. Those always retain germs. I feel I'm helping the environment because I'm rewashing them and not using paper towels to clean up the counters.
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Im a new knitter and I am wondering if this is better for new people or should I knit a scarf... and does it have to have a pattern or can it be plain??
This is a very easy pattern for beginners!

It doesn't need any patterns at all, or you can have it have a pattern. I actually just use any stray yarn around the house, since, really, the cats won't care if it's not the most beautiful yarn in the world ( I hope! )

Also, I have 3 ragdoll cats, one looks alot like the one I found on google to show you what Ragdolls look like, and one of my cats LOVE my yarn, and even though I know any yarn she picks is just the one that she has found at that time, I use that in my cat blankets.
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