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By Rita Taylor
Calico Cat can be used as either a cuddly cushion or a large soft toy. The colour is similar to that of Sandy, one of my childhood cats, who was also very cuddly. You may find it easier to keep track of the increases and decreases by using a row counter.
The larger cushion pictured was knit using 2 skeins of Ancient Arts 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool DK in Calico Cat.
41 cm/ 16” wide, 43 cm/17” tall.
Materials: Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts 100% Blue Faced Leicester DK (225m/247yds = 100g/3.5oz.)—2 skeins of MC, plus small amounts of pink, black and green for embroidery.
Polyfil or desired stuffing
Optional: one 61cm/24” piece ribbon
One set size 3.75mm/US5 needles or size to achieve gauge
One set size 3.75mm/US5 dpns or same size as above