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Morehouse Farm Merino
Cat Mat


About 16" x 16"

3 skeins of sport-weight yarn;
about 220 yards each skein
(sample is knit with 3 skeins of
Morehouse Merino 2-Strand Yarn)


About 3 stitches = 1 inch
over garter stitch

Mat is knit with all 3 skeins simultaneously. It is knit from corner to corner in garter stitch pattern.

Cast on 3 stitches. Knit 1 row. Next row: knit first stitch but keep stitch on left needle and knit into the back of the same stitch once more (this is the way to increase 1 stitch on each row), then knit to end of row. Repeat this row until you have 65 stitches. Next: knit row to last 2 stitches, knit those 2 stitches together. Repeat this row until you have 3 stitches left. Bind off the 3 stitches.

That's all there is to the knitting part. You may want to trim the mat with a crochet border around all four sides, or add a row or two of garter stitch.

Now let's turn the mat into a super soft, cozy bed:   wash the mat in warm water with mild soap. Scrub and rub mat to felt slightly. Rinse in warm water. Squeeze out as much water as possible and lay flat to dry. When completely dry, brush surface on one side with a brush (a hair brush works best). Brush vigorously until individual stitches are no longer recognizable and surface begins to look like fleece. Now call Kitty and invite it to take a nap.

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    Morehouse Farm

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