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    Cat Costume

    Size:

    These are generic instructions that

    can be used to make ears and tail forany size person, however, I don't

    recommend making this costume for

    children under 3 years of age.

    Materials:

    Amounts will vary depending on the

    size you make. Below are the

    amounts I used to make the ears and

    tail for my 6 year old daughter in the

    picture.

    Ears:Approximately 45m (50 yards) of

    black yarn, DK or worsted weight.

    1 pair 6mm knitting needles

    Handful of polyester toy filling

    Tail:

    Scraps (approximately 15gms each)

    of white, orange, and black yarn, DK

    or worsted weight.

    1 set 5mm dpns

    1 pr 6mm knitting needles

    Method

    Ears

    Yarn is used double throughout

    Band (make 1):

    Using 6mm needles and black, cast

    on 10sts and knit every row until

    work measures 30cm/12 inches. Cast

    off.

    Ears (Make 4):

    Cast on 14 sts and knit 6 rows garter

    st.

    Decrease 1 st at each end of every

    alternate rows until 2sts remain,

    K2tog, fasten off.

    Making Up:

    Sew ear pieces together, leaving

    bottom opening for stuffing.

    Stuff lightly, then sew bottom

    opening closed.Sew a line down the middle of each

    as shown in the diagram below. This

    will give the ears added definition.

    Fold the band in half and mark the

    middle with a piece of coloured

    thread. Sew your ears approximately

    2cm (4/5 inch) either side of thecentre line.

    Sew ribbon or a twisted cord to the

    ends of the band so that it can be tiedon.

    Tail:

    This tail is simply two knitted pieces

    sewn together in a "T" shape. One istied around the waist and the other

    hangs down as the tail.

    First you will need to determine the

    measurements of your pieces.Measure the recipient around the

    waist and add 30cm/ 12 inches. This

    is the measurement of the piece that

    ties around the waist.

    Next, measure from the waist to the

    floor and subtract30cm/ 12 inches.

    This is the measurement for the tail

    piece.

    Waist Piece:

    Using 6mm needles and yarn double

    cast on 12 sts and knit every row until

    work measures the same as yourwaist measurement. Cast off.

    Tail Piece:

    Using yarn singly 5mm dpns cast on

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    16sts and knit in the round, working

    random stripes, until it measures the

    same as your tail measurement. Break

    yarn, thread through sts, pull tight,and fasten off.

    Making Up:

    Fold your waist piece in half and sew

    the cast on end of the tail piece to this

    point.Sew in all loose ends neatly.

    Teddy Bear

    MATERIALSBERROCO PLUSH (50 grs), 1 ball #1947 Bubblegum, #1023Shocking Pink or #1901 Cream (1 ball for each bear).Straight knitting needles, size 8 OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

    Small amount of polyester fill for stuffing.1/2 yd ribbon for neck bow.

    GAUGE7 sts = 2; 11 sts = 2 in Reverse St st.TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

    FRONTLegs: With straight needles, cast on 2 sts. With 2nd end ofball, cast on 2 sts. Note: Both legs are worked at once.Working in Reverse St st, inc 1 st at each end of the next 3

    rows 8 sts. Work 15 rows even, end on WS.Join Legs: Next Row (RS): Purl 8 with 1st end, cut 2ndend and p the last 8 sts with 1st end 16 sts. Work even inReverse St st for 5 rows, end on WS. Dec 1 st at each end ofnext row, then every other RS row once more 12 sts. Workeven for 3 rows, end on WS.Shape Arms: Cast on 6 sts at beg of the next 2 rows 24sts. Inc 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows 28 sts. Work 3rows even. Dec 1 st at each end of next 2 RS rows, end onWS 24 sts. Bind off 8 sts at beg of the next 2 rows 8 sts.Shape Head: Inc 1 st at each end of the next 5 rows 18

    sts. Work even for 10 rows. Dec 1 st at each end of the next5 rows, end on WS. Bind off remaining 8 sts. Place markersat each end of the last group of sts bound off at top of head.Place 2nd set of markers on each side of head 1 from firstset of markersLeft Ear: With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up 8sts between left set of markers. Beg with a k row, work evenin Reverse St st for 4 rows.

    http://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/plush_sh.htmlhttp://www.berroco.com/shade_cards/plush_sh.html
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    Next Row (WS): K2 tog, k4, k2 tog 6 sts. Bind off all sts.Work right ear to correspond to left ear.

    BACKWork same as for Front.

    FINISHINGHold wrong sides of pieces tog. Beg at side edge of bear, sewpieces tog using an overcast st. Keep sts close together sothat no stuffing will poke out. Note: It is easier to stuff thehead, arms and legs as you go along, leaving the body forlast. When bear is entirely stuffed, fasten off securely. Tiebow at neck if desired. Caution: Remove ribbon beforegiving to a baby to prevent choking hazard.

    Every effort has been made to ensure that directions

    contained in this website are accurate and complete,however, we cannot be responsible for variance of individual

    knitters, human or typographical errors.

    Knitted Lamb

    Pattern

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    Materials Needed:

    1 Skein of "Bernat Baby Boucle" Yarn in color for lambs wool. (white) 1 Skein of any standard 4 ply yarn in the color for lamb face and

    hooves. (eggshell) Light pink yarn for nose US #10 Knitting Needles Black Doll eyes Yarn Needle Polyfil Stuffing or your favorite doll stuffing.

    Finished Size: Approx. 11" tall, 12" long, 6" wide

    Note: This project requires that you already know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase stitches,change colors, and bind off.

    Assemble your Lamb:

    See additional pictures for placement help. Stitch all parts on with "Bernat Boucle" yarn exceptfor the ears, which should be stitched on with face color yarn.

    1. Find the seam on the lambs body. Theseam will be the belly of the lamb. The endof the body that you finished stuffing andstitching up will be the tail end of the

    lamb. Find that end and lay the lamb bellyside up.

    2. With Boucle yarn, stitch 2 of your finishedlegs on either side of the belly seam withthe leg seam edges pointed in toward thebelly and the legs lined up with the end ofthe body.

    3. Turn the body around and stitch the other2 finished legs on either side of the bellyseam with the leg seam edges pointed intoward the belly and the legs positioned inch to 1 inch from the end of the body.

    4. Stitch the wide end of the tail onto the tail end of the lamb body.5. Place the lambs head in position as you would like and begin stitching it to

    the body. For a less floppy head, stitch a wide circle of the head to the body6. Stitch the wide end of the ear to the lambs head tightly. You may want to

    curve the edge slightly while stitching them on to give the ears a more natucurved look.

    7. Use some pink yarn to stitch a small noseonto your lamb.

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    KNITTED BABY SOCKMaterials:For this size (toddler 4-1/2" from heel totoe), I used baby weight yarn; 1 skein(1.75 ozs.) made 2 pairs; size 4 straight

    knitting needles.

    Cast on 41 sts. Work in k 1, p 1 ribbingfor 30 rows.

    Start heel: Knit 11 sts, turn, work instockinette st (k 1 row, p 1 row) for 16row, ending with a p row, turn.

    Next row: K 2, k 2 tog, k 1, turn, sl 1, p 3,turn.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 3, k 2 tog, k 1, turn, sl 1, p 4,turn.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 4, k 2 tog, k 1, turn, sl 1, p 5,turn.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 5, k 2 tog, k 1 - 7 sts onneedle.Next row: Purl.

    2-Needle Socks (continued) . . .

    Using left needle, pick up 10 sts alongside of heel (the trick to making this heellook good, is to pick up these sts alongside evenly spaced & knit them verytight), knit them, then continue across 19center (instep) sts. Work stockinette st

    on remaining 11 sts for 17 rows, endingwith a knit row. Work this half of heel asfollows:

    Next row: P 2, p 2 tog, p 1, turn, sl 1, k 3,turn.Next row: Knit.Next row: P 3, p 2 tog, p 1, turn, sl 1, k 4,turn.Next row: Knit.Next row: P 4, p 2 tog, p 1, turn, sl 1, k 5,turn.

    Next row: Knit.Next row: P 5, p 2 tog, p 1 - 7 sts onneedle.

    Using left needle, pick up 10 sts alongside of heel (the trick to making this heellook good, is to pick up these sts alongside evenly spaced & purl them verytight), purl them, then continue purlingacross all sts.

    Next row: K 15, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,pass sl st over (psso), k 15.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 14, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,psso, k 14.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 13, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,psso, k 13.

    Next row: Purl.Next row: K 12, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,psso, k 12.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 11, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,psso, k 11.Next row: Purl.

    Next row: K 10, k 2 tog, k 19, sl 1, k 1,psso, k 10.Next row: Purl: 41 sts on needle.

    2-Needle Socks (continued) . . .

    Work even in stockinette st for 10 rows

    (or 2 inches shorter than desired footlength - from heel to toe) ending with apurl row.

    Toe Shaping:

    Next row: K 8, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso,k 13, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 8.Next row: Purl.Next row: K 7, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso,k 11, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 7.

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    Next row: Purl.Next row: K 6, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso,k 9, k 2 tog, k 2, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 6.Continue decreasing in same way, until17 sts remain. Leaving sts on needle, cutyarn leaving short tail, then use a crochethook to

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