A collection of playful pets to knit from scratch
Your edition of this book may require the following corrections, these appear in bold:
Striped Kitten Page 51 – Head
Using 3.25mm knitting needles and C, cast on 30 sts.
Beg with a p row, work 3 rows in st st; do not cut C but join in B.
Beg with a k row and using B, work 2 rows in st st.
Row 6: Still using B, (k4, inc1) 6 times (36 sts); do not cut B but join in D.
Row 7: Using D, (p5, inc1) 6 times (42 sts).
Row 8: Using D, (k6, inc1) 6 times (48 sts).
Row 9: Using D, (p7, inc1) 6 times (54 sts); do not cut D but pick up C.
Beg with a k row and using C, work 3 rows in st st; cut C and pick up B.
Beg with a p row and using B, work 3 rows in st st; cut B and pick up D.
Beg with a k row, work 2 rows in st st then, still using D, follow instructions for White kitten’s head from * to end.
Page 60 – Ears
Row 3: K1, inc1, k to last 2 sts, inc1, k1.
Page 61 – Making up – Body
Join pointed ends of tummy and short ends of back together to form back and front ends of body.
Partially stuff head before positioning eyes, then attach eyes; stuff head firmly and stitch head to body.
Page 70 – Body (in one piece) [3rd column]
Round 1: Knit; cut A and join in B.
Knit 10 rounds.
Cut B and join in C.
Knit 10 rounds.
Round 22: (K9, k2tog) 6 times (60 sts).
Page 71 – Head
Row 4: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, k1 (10 sts).
Row 5: Purl.
Row 6: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, k1 (8 sts).
Row 7: Purl.
Row 8: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, k1 (6 sts).
Page 96 – Upper shell
Row 2: K1, inc1, k to last 2 sts, inc1, k1.
Rep rows 1 and 2 until there are 28 sts.
Beg with a purl row, work 7 rows in st st.
Next row: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.
Page 96 – Head, body and tail base
Row 12: K1, sl1, k1, psso, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (6 sts).
Page 97 – Head, body and tail top
Follow instructions for Head, body and tail base to end of row 5.
Row 10: K2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, k3tog, k2 (8 sts).
Page 105 – Back feet
Row 11: K2, turn.
Row 12: Purl to end.
Row 13: Knit.
Row 14: P5, turn.
Row 15: Knit to end.
Row 16: P4, turn.
Row 17: Knit to end.
Row 18: P3, turn.
Row 19: Knit to end.
Row 20: P2, turn.
Row 21: Knit to end.
Row 22: Purl.
Row 23: Knit.
Row 24: Purl.
Cast off. Complete second back leg in the same way.