Knitting Pattern - Herding Cats Bag

Knitting Pattern - Herding Cats Bag



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Any cat owner knows that cats have minds of their own. The Herding Cats Bag shows what happens if you try to herd cats… they just do their own thing. All the way around the bag (inside and out) are a “herd” of cats. Double knit, the bag is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side.

The finished size is approximately 4.5” (width) by 12” (length) by 11” (height) (11.4 cm x 30.5 cm x 27.9 cm), not including the handles. The bottom of the bag can be optionally enforced with plastic canvas to help the bag keep its shape. Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique.

NOTE: This is a PATTERN only, NOT a finished product.

* Size 5 US (3.75 mm) circular needles 32” (81 cm) in length.
* Approximately 400-425 yards each of two contrasting colors of worsted weight yarn.
* Plastic canvas approximately 4” by 11.75” (10.2 cm x 29.9 cm) to reinforce the bottom of the bag (optional).
* Stitch markers in two different colors.
* Five stitch holders.
* Scrap yarn for provisional cast on.
* Extra circular needle, flexible stitch holder, or additional scrap yarn.
* Needle to weave in ends.

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Karen Stewart Oct 23, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

My sister sent me a link to your site and this pattern and I snapped it up as soon as I saw it. It's me to a 'T'! In fact, your whole shop is me to a 'T' and I told my sister to be sure to tell whoever has me for Christmas (big family so we do a lottery to see which sibling buys gifts for which other sibling) that this is the only place they need to shop! Thank you.

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Donna Stuart Mar 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Download was immediately, no problem! Instructions are very simple, however I am the newbie to trying double knitting, if you are too, go to YouTube to watch how this works. There are several different ways of cast on and dealing with the edges. Be prepared to practice a little before trying the pattern. I finally found what works for me. If you've done stranded knitting, holding yarns between both hands works very nicely and I got some speed into the knitting. Thankyou! My daughter is a nurse and when she saw the pattern said I want that, lol!

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Debbie Stephenson Jun 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Easy to follow pattern, now on my second one and experimenting with a little larger needle size.

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Kim Hoelzli Dec 27, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I knit this in light gray and black and it turned out beautifully! It took a long time, because of the fingering weight yarn, but it was fairly easy if you are already familiar with double knitting.

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Listed on Sep 8, 2021