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Cat Tail

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Knitted cat tail

This project was designed by my daughter when she was 4½.

If you also hand knit you will find a pattern for cat’s ears here

Pattern

Size

These are generic instructions that can be used to make ears and tail
for any 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
tail for my 6 year old daughter in the picture.

Tail:

Scraps (approximately 15gms each) of white, orange, and black yarn, DK
or worsted weight.

Pattern

This tail is simply two knitted pieces sewn together in a “T” shape. One
is tied 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 subtract 30cm/ 12
inches. This is the measurement for the tail piece.

Waist Piece:

Make a knitted tube that measures the same as your waist measurement.
You will need to stretch your knitting as you work to get the correct
measurement. Take off machine according to instructions and pull the top
gather tight. Work locking stitches at the both ends of the knitting and
cut off any loose threads.

Tail Piece:

Make a knitted tube that measures the same as your tail measurement. Take
off machine according to instructions and pull the top gather tight. Work
locking stitches at the both ends of the knitting and cut off any loose
threads.

Making Up

Fold your waist piece in half and sew the tail piece to this point.
Sew in all loose ends neatly.


Image Copyright Sarah Bradberry 1999. Pattern Copyright Brittany Overton
1998

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