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Bonnie, relaxing in her kitty bed, knit in Lopi and edged with
online linie magic doubled since it is so fine. Knitted by Deb, of
Yentala! From Marianne in Sweden:
is of Blackie in the kitty bed. Florence: Here is
a photo of my cat shazam, sleeping stretched out on
the kitty bed, because he doesn't like to sleep in
round!! His bed is made from Landscapes
– Lion Brand. It “sort of” felted. Basically it
“fuzzed.” I could have kept going with the
felting, but it took days to dry, and I kind of
like it as is. Trim is Lion Brand Fun Fur. Thanks
for the pattern!
this was knitted for a friends new cat, but I had my
two cats test it first, and they loved it, so I guess
I'll be making a couple more for them! I attached 2
pics. This was knit with Reynolds lopi and some
clearance eyelash yarn from my LYS
It's taken 9 months, but
today (060903), my Enza finally snuggled in her Kitty
Pi on it's own (no basket)!
I used a little more than 3 skeins of Lamb's Pride bulky
weight wool in three different shades. I followed the
directions, mostly, except after I had increased to
144 stitches, I knitted about 5 more rows and then
increased each stitch again. Like Kayleen, I stitched
somewhere around 25 rounds (although I think I
miscounted). Then, I decreased it back to 144
stitches and followed the pattern after that.
Dawn: This is my second cat bed. My
cats love them. I made this one from lambs pride.
Kitties modeling their beds,
knitted from my pattern, available
Lucy's first kitty bed, knitted from Big
Kureyon on Size 11 needles.
Knitted from Cherry Tree Hill
Potluck Bulky (blues greens) and Trendsetter Shadow in shade
1003 held doubled on US 15 needles.
Pearl investigates her new bed, knitted from Heilo wool, and finds
it to her liking!
Another bed knitted by Cat, this one from Noro
Kureyon, for kitty Taylor.
Here is Kato lounging in
her luxurious kitty bed--it's made of leftover Lamb's Pride
Brown Sheep, Berroco Zap and Outback
Wool by "Uncle Leona."
A bed knitted by
Kathleen, who does not have a cat
but knit it for friends, from a combination of Lamb's Pride Bulky
and worsted. The eyelash is Lion Brand Fun Fur held doubled.
We decided to give this first bed to Osiris--he's getting on in
years and needs a cozy place to curl up his old bones.
I used hand-dyed Brown Sheep wool, bought at Springwater Fiber! The
novelty yarn is Eyelash by Trendsetter Yarns.
Merrick: Pictured, is the Emacee
enjoying her kitty bed as she does most weekends. At first, I
had to coax her in with toys, and placement in sun beams, but
now I’ll come home at any time of day to see her curled up in
it dead asleep!
I'm enclosing a picture of Petey enjoying the new bed.
Even though he appears to like it, I think I might just knit
him another one because this one makes an extremely cute
footstool slipcover! (Pic also enclosed.) Did you know
this pattern was so versatile?
Simba (they are red and white), and the
two girl kittens Nora and Maja. I have done
a bed, but they have not taken it to their hearts yet. But I'm sure they will!! I made it with leftover yarn, and the colour is not so nice perhaps!! When I took the picture none of the cats would sleep in it!!
is Tigger enjoying his new bed. I knit it from Bulky Lopi
(without any eyelash yarn trim), because Tigger had been
persistently sleeping on a sweater knit from that yarn,
and I wanted to get a chance to wear the sweater
occasionally! It was fun and easy to knit, and Tigger says
"thanks" to you and to Lucy for inspiring the
couldn't resist knitting your kitty bed and it turned
out great. My kitty, Velcro,
loves it. I used Gjestal Naturgarn No. 1
(bulky lopi) in two shades of pink, adding a strand of Trensetter flora for a confetti
effect and a strand of pink mohair to the lighter pink for extra fuzziness.
Thank you so
much for the pattern! It came along at the perfect time
as I needed a shower gift for my brother & his fiancee.
What do you get the people who are merging 2 households?
Presents for her cats! (My cat, Leia, is modeling.) I
used Big Kureyon #5, and was a little under zealous in
the blocking. Jess, my future sis-in-law, says her
kitties don’t quite fit, but they enjoy laying on it.
I’m currently making a bed in Kureyon #52 for my spoiled
Julia: I used up some Icelandic wool that I've had
in my stash for over a decade. The result was a
wonderful bed for my cat Townes (orange), which Tuna
(black & tan) also uses. (We will have to make Ms. Tuna
one of her own). I keep it right next to my Mac, where
Townie used to huddle shivering in the morning in order
to be close to his mommy. No more shivers - now he
huddles in style!
Lulu in her Kitty Pi, made with Lopi
and some pink fuzzy stuff from my stash.
Debby: I have a new kitten, Phoebe, who
needed a warm place to call her own, and the Kitty Pi
bed was the perfect answer. I used three strands of Fingerlakes Unspun Wool, and an inexpensive eyelash
yarn. It took two washings to felt completely.
Cindy's Jingle Bells, asleep in her bed
Here are two photos of Portia enjoying her Kitty Pi
Deirdre: Wanted to send some pictures
of the kitty beds I made with your pattern. They came
out great & the kids love them. They were my first
felting projects (beds not cats) & I used Lamb's Pride
Bulky & Paton's Cha-Cha. The picture with the cat is
of Gemma. Caesar was not cooperating for his cyber
I've made two beds so far, one of big kureyon on size
13 needles (which I think might be the problem, but
I'll get to that) and one of lamb's pride bulky on
size 15s, both with Filatura di Crosa Geisha Print for
the eyelash. I felted both as directed two times and
the big kureyon one is still incredibly floppy. The
lamb's pride one is still slightly floppy, but I
remedied the problem by flipping the stockinette side
inside and then folding the eyelash part over.
Two kitty beds knitted by Cathi
Martha: Here is my version of your felted kitty bed. I
forget what yarn I used - it was some handpainted
bulky I had in my stash. The first photo is Max (the
cat) in the kitty bed. Max is a spectacularly
beautiful stray we adopted as a kitten. He is
huge-about 20 pounds with a huge, bushy tail that
would rival Lucy's. The second photo is of Toby, our
Dalmatian, attempting to use the kitty bed. You can
just barely see it peeking out from under him. Bear in
mind that he is 80 pounds and I think he truly
believed he fit in the kitty bed. Actually I think he
was retailating for all the times Max has slept on
Toby's huge, overstuffed dog bed. I will not, NOT, be
knitting Toby a felted kitty bed in his size.
I finished my Wendy's
Kitty Bed using Lamb's Pride in 5 colors and some
"Funny" that I found in the bottom of my yarn stash.
It's a foreign yarn and I'm not exactly sure where
Kitty Fantastico LOVES it!
She climbed in as soon as I took it off the blocking and stayed for 3 hours. I knit it
using bulky gray Lopi and pink Lambs Pride worsted with pink Fun Fur.
After making two for the
shelter, I promised my Parsley that I would make one
for him since he like the other ones so much.
I used two skeins of Lamb's Pride Bulky with Patons Cha-Cha, though I should have used 2.5 skeins of Lamb's Pride for this one since he's pretty big. They were knit up on sz 13 needles.
Kayleen: This Murphy in his kitty pi
bed. I used a variety of wool yarn I found at the
local thrift shop. The top dark blue almost black is
Brown sheep’s Lamb’s pride bulky. You will notice the
fluted look of the bed. I decided the original pattern
was not going to be big enough for my cats, so after
getting to 144 stitches and stitching about five
rounds I increased once again for a total of 288
stitches. Then I stitched 25 rounds for a total of
thirty. I did the first decrease round, knit ten, knit
2 together. Then I panicked realizing I was not going
to get it back into the kitty cup shape. So I knit
another round then decreased back to 132 stitches and
finished the pattern from there as written. After
fulling it twice I got the resulting shape.
The Sheep’s Pride gave a very tight stiff top edge. The thrift store yarn felted softer. So when Murphy curls into the edge of it the soft part of the bed expands and the stiff edge pulls up over his back covering him a bit.
I am really happy with the shape. I already have another bed on the needles made entirely of Sheep's pride. I am interested to see if I can get the same shape again.
Thank you for the pattern. I have a very happy cat this morning. I couldn’t even get him to wake up for the photo!
couldn’t find any fuzzy yarn I liked
(we don’t have that much choice in the
UK when it comes to yarn) so it’s just plain and simple. The yarn is Rowanspun Chunky. It’s hard to get large dpns here so I used the two circular needles technique instead.
knit this cat bed out of some old Lopi I had lying
around for ages. It didn't really felt, so the bed is
Rani: The tortie
is Sabrina, our 12 year old kitty. I figured she
deserved somewhere to rest her weary bones.
Mostly she sleeps all the time. She loves her
new bed. Little did I know that Indy, our 6 year
old would love it just as much. Guess I'll be
making at least one more. I also have a 4 year
old Maine Coon that is pushing 17 pounds. He is
going to need one double the size. ;-)
Anyway, this is made of Manos, color #113 with Funny eyelash yarn at the top. I had my dh add a cardboard ring around the inside edge to keep the sides upright. Sabrina didn't like it when the sides touched her, so she wouldn't use it. Indy did, but he just laid on top of it with the sides smashed down under him.
Next time I'll use a double strand of Cascade 220 and see how that works.
Sandy: Pixel wishes it were bigger, but
the other 3 cats think it fits them just fine.
(he's 15+ pounds)
I whipped up this bed
from Cascade 220 and some Lamb's Pride with a little
eyelash trim in about two days
The babies (none too visible) are siblings Frances &
Hondo, 11 weeks old yesterday. The yarns are Cascade
220 (#7818) and some "found" yarn, Bernat Tapestria,
in two colors held together. I
don’t remember the name of the blue
is chilling out in her bed done in all sorts of odds
and ends yarns, lopi, lamb's pride bulky, plymouth
italia dragon and fingerpaint, and fun fur trim
This past fall one of my
very good friends adopted a ragdoll kitten and named
him "Levi." Levi is a bundle of energy and doesn't
hold still very long, but he held still long enough to
climb into his new bed made from Reynold Lopi and
other 100% merino I had left over.
Lynn: This is my cat Kali in her new
bed. She prefers to sleep under the bed rather than
are pictures of Miss Nala Sue reposing in her kitty pi
made of thrift shop Lopi and Lion Brand Fun Fur. She
loves it now that "winter" has finally arrived in
Sarasota, Florida, her home.
Inger Lise: I
would love it if you
would include my burmese in your gallery. After a
short period of inspecting the bed, it was definitely
approved! My cat is having kittens in February and she
sleeps all day long, so the bed next to the
radiator was a big hit. :) I used some old leftover
wool and felted it on 90 degrees celsius in the
whipped one up just before Christmas for our friends'
cat. I used some Tahki "Magic" bulky merino I
had in the stash and the trim was Fur Out yarn. As you
can see, it met with some feline indifference upon
presentation, but I am assured Kitty (or Bucky,
depending on to which family member you speak)is using
it as his little bed now.
Libby: Here's Sugarpuss in his Lopi
kitty pie - he makes a nice filling, yes? He's not
the eyelash type of kitty, so I rolled the top
edge so he'd have a place to rest his kitty chin. He loves it.
Jennifer: I made a
kitty bed from your pattern at thanksgiving for my
female cat in lovely princess-y girl colors (lamb’s
pride bulky with crystal palace fizz – I made the
sides higher and folded the top over), but the guys
have taken it over from her. I’ll have to make another
one soon. This is a picture of Lloyd.
made mine with Reynolds
- I bought two skeins of four different
colors to mix and match together and
several different colored skeins of Lion
Brand Fun Fur (the Fun Fur used in this bed
is Sandstone). My cat was also a bit finicky about trying out her new bed - my husband suggested that we put catnip inside it. The attached picture is the end result! Her name is Shelby.
much for posting the pattern to the kitty bed!!! My
cat loves it too!!!! I may stretch it out a little bit
more, if I can pry it away from her!!
pic of Yaro in his new bed!
Mimi: This is Mango in his bed. It
took several months before either of my cats would try
it, but now it is a favorite cozy place.
I made the bed with Classic Elite Two Two, one hank
each of pink, grey, green and cream. I didn't have
enough yardage to make it as tall as I would have
liked to, but she seems to really like it as she has
spent hours in it every night since I finished it.
Martina: I just wanted to send a pic of my kitty
sabine enjoying her new pi bed
Kaitlin: I finished a Kitty Pi for my
little Stitch a while back. I think it gets more use
than any of my other knitted projects. I used Lamb's
Pride worsted (I double stranded it to get a bulky
weight) in dark blue and light grey heather and
Crystal Palace Squiggle for the eyelash. Someday I'll
get around to making him another one, since he loves
this one so much!
says thanks for the kitty bed
Pat: I used a little over 2 skeins of Gjestal
Naturgarn (from Elann) in Magenta, the 'fur' is ZAP
from Berroco. I did start out with 11 DPNs, then
graduated to size 13 circ's and increased a few
stitches. I knit it rather deeply hoping it would
felt a bit more stiffly, no such luck, although Rosie
Kitty bed knitted by Constance
Malin: I've knitted
this bed for my cat Susi...although we had a little
discussion at first, Susi now enjoys her new bed (at
least when there are no sweaters available...)
Harry (the gray) and
Chloe (the calico)playing lounging in their new kitty
adopted a cat (frank w. socks) last week and
immediately started knitting one for him. I used 3.5
balls of araucania nature wool chunky on 8mm needles
and followed your pattern until I did a test felt and
saw how much it shrank. at that point in did another
increase row (to 288 stitches) and while finishing up
did 4 decrease rows.
Frank is incredibly happy with his bed and is sound asleep in it as I type this :)
Here is my catbed, made from your pattern. Its made
from some leftovers in bright colors. Nice, isn't it?
The cat is HUGE and really uses his bed. Its fun to
see your collection of catbeds!
Matt: Hi there, just wanted to thank
you for making that pattern for Kitty Pi. I modified
it a bit, used #13 needles, and did one set of
increases past 144 ( I think every 6 or 12 sts), but
my cats are big and I wanted them to fit the bed. I
used 2 skeins of Lopi Black and Brown from the
discount rack, and some green lopi scraps from an old
sweater I finished, and then double stranded some
worsted Lambs Pride scraps and finished off with
leftover squiggle. Pong loves it. I didn't even
have to put him in it, he just climbed right in. I'll
probably be making another one for my other cat soon.
I've been a reader of your blog for about a year now,
and just finished up my own Kitty Pi for my own Lucy.
I thought I'd send a picture of it for your gallery.
I did mine out of Paton's Classic Merino. It
felted a bit more than I hoped, but Lucy seems to like
it just fine!
likes his new “throne” adapted from your “kitty pi”
This is my cat Oscar in the kitty pi bed I knit for
him. He absolutely loves it and i really enjoyed
is Ada enjoying her Puppy Pi. I used Lamb's Pride
Bulky for the dark brown/light blue and Reynold's Lopi
for the light brown. The bed knit up really quickly
and was a
great weekend project.
Laura: After a couple weeks, the kitty
bed has flattened out somewhat, but Digory still seems
to enjoy it. I used Araucania Nature Wool Chunky, with
Casca for the eyelash. I was a little nervous about
the size so I knit a few extra rounds, but may not do
that again when I make another for our other cat,
Mouse, since there seemed to be plenty of room for
Diggy and Mouse is a comparable size.
Lisa: I made this Kitty Pi for my
friend's cat Tiger. He's grossly overweight, so I
made it really big, from 3 entire skeins of Lamb's
Pride Bulky with Fun Fur for the fringe.
Unfortunately Tiger's sister Magic has also taken a
liking to it, which is why you can barely see it in
these photos. I'll be making another one for her
soon! I also made one (same yarns, in different
colors) for my own kitten, Kage, but she thinks of it
more as an fun attack toy than a sleeping place.
Carolyne in Australia:
I found your Kitty Pi
pattern when I was looking for a cat bed to actually
sew my cat (Yoshi), but thought I'd give the Kitty Pi
a go instead. I'm not a very proficient knitter, and
had never used double pointed nor circular needles
before, but your pattern was easy to follow. I did
have some trouble finding large diameter needles, so
ended up knitting it up on smaller ones. I used
Lincraft (a chain craft/fabric store in Australia)
'big wool' in two colour ways, and also their 'funky
fibre print' for the eyelash bit (as well as some
scraps of synthetic yarn at the top because I ran out
of wool).Yoshi got into the bed of his own accord
shortly after it was finished, which made me so happy!
love my kitty- he’s an 8 month old Bengal named Khan. I call him Little One because
he’s pretty darn small for a leopard!
Red Sophia has decided
that, among the many kitty beds I've made, she likes
the purple sparkly one the best.
Mary: Thank you so much for the Kitty
Pi Pattern! Our Maine Coon Cats, Georgia and Savannah
are enjoying them so much! Actually, they like them
right side up and upside down (I stuff a towel around
the edges)! (Clockwise from top left, Georgia in Lopi
Kitty Pi, Georgia in upside-down Lopi Kitty Pi,
Savannah in Big Kureyon Kitty Pi, and Georgia in
Bartlett Fisherman Yarn Kitty Pi)
Delphine: I have just finished the
kitty Bed for my Bounty cat!
Bec: Your Felted Kitty Bed pattern is a wonderful
gift for all feline-dom! My two (Bean & Peanut) love
their beds, and even figured out early on who owned
which bed (I colour coordinated them to show a minimum
of sheddage). Peanut’s bed has a short row overlap at
the top, as she tends to snuggle underneath things,
while Bean’s is the classic style. Both knitted from
Paton’s Up Country, 100% wool. Mystery carry along
eyelash yarn trim for Bean’s bed. Please note that
both of my girls were too warm and comfy to look up
for photographs, even though I called them repeatedly.
specifics on Manchego’s kitty pi: I didn’t have
knitting needles yet so my KP was crocheted with a
wooden crochet hook that I whittled from a coat hanger
crossbar as a kid. Crocheting, it took lots more yarn
than indicated. Wool used included Noro Kureyon,
Renolds Lopi, Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky and misc.
mohair skein leftovers that were stranded along for
the fuzzy effects. Numerous trips through the washer
produced a dense fuzzy dish rather than the bowl I was
hoping for, but it turned out to be a perfect
lounge-around shape for one Very Large Loveable Kitty,
and it was completed in one weekend.
I knitted mine from
doubled Lambs Pride worsted and one lonely ball of
Kureyon, with dollar-bin Target fun fur as the trim.
Gabardine and Agnes love it! Knitting this finally
made me "get" dpn's.
in her kitty pi. I knitted this one in Noro Kureyon
but you can use any 100% wool that will felt when you
put it through the wash!
Claire: This is Brigid, my shy rescue
kitty. I had no more than 3 minutes before put the
finished kitty pi bed in its place than she claimed it
for her own (the other two cats, Brutus and Godzilla (Zoe
really by name, but Godzilla by temperament) will have
to wait for their own pi beds. Plus I have three
grandcats clamoring for pi beds.
Amy: I finished one (though I think it needs
another trip thru the felt/block process ) Here is a
pic of my baby .. Desdemona.. giving it a test drive
knitted the DPN part flat, sewed up the seam, then
switched to circs...after felting you couldn't even
see where I had sewn up the seam! Awesome!!
I didn't want to use a
high end yarn on something Isis (my snuggle baby and
knitting companion) may ignore, so I used Lion brand
fisherman's wool. The big needles on a non-chunky make
an interesting ribbed effect when felted. the basket
in the background is what I blocked it on.
yarn used: some worsted space-dyed wool mistake yarn
purchased on eBay, similar to Wool Pak, Fur yarn edge:
Lion Brand Fun Fur, Model's name: Fluffo (not her real
Claire: Here's my 2nd one, knit for one
of my grandcats, Charcoal. I hope to get a picture of
him in it soon! He lives far away, grandcatmum hasn't
gotten to see him in person yet, but it's cold in
Missouri, so I'm hoping he likes this. It was made
with Lamb's Pride wool and dazzlelash.
Trista: Thank you for posting this inspiring
pattern. My mother's cats are deeply grateful, as I
hope you can see! The yarn for the gray cat's
(Smokey's) bed is
Dharia's handspun hand-dyed merino, held
together with some Color Your Own from Knit Picks. The
yarn for the white(r) (Sugar's) kitty's bed is the
rest of the batch of Color Your Own I dyed held
with Wool of the Andes. The eyelash is some old stash Berroco, I believe. Overall, it was a lovely introduction to felting, and I loved the project.
Cathy: #1 - My Lucy
holds court in this bed knit of Morehouse Farm bulky
merino (on sale at a crafts fair) and flea market
eyelash. The bed didn't full completely despite
numerous washings, but I like the stitch definition.
So does Lucy.
#2 - Her brother Mack stretches out in the second and larger bed, made of odds and ends. The cream and salt/pepper bands are thick and thin wool from the flea market; it felted like crazy in just one wash.
#3 - Mack, who loves to stuff his 18 lbs. into places too small for him, wonders if Lucy got the better deal.
The Kitty Pi Bed Pattern was a
around these here parts. I had a bunch of gray
needed to use up, and you can also see I added some
purple striping funky mohair I got from Smileys that I've been trying to figure out how to use. (At least I used up one ball on this project). The edging is Bernat Boa.
I made the bed for one of our cats, Wilbur. It has been mostly claimed by Houdini (Hootie without the Blowfish for short). Wilbur has taken to chewing bits of it (attracted by the Lopi or the mohair, I'm not sure which). It could probably do with another round of felting--it's a bit floppy. I also cut the main rounds down to 20 (I was running out of yarn). But it's big enough for Hootie's more muscular build.
friend Karine lives in Athens, Greece, where winters
can be cold for cats. Tara is her cat. Tara had no
kitty bed, my friend cannot knit, so I made a kitty
bed out of Rowan and Colinette and sent it to her.
Here are pictures for your gallery (life before and
after the kitty bed).
This is Bella
snoozing in her dyed-with-Kool aid Fisherman’s wool
bed with an overlaid fun edging. And this is Callie
who is forced to share until the new one is made.
Susan: the first bed I made for my
kitty, Isabella. It looked like a lot of the beds in
the gallery sort of matched the cats, and I figured it
would be good to have colors that hid hair, so I made
it grey and white, with a touch of pink, just like
her. I used Galway Chunky from Plymouth Yarn, and it
took most of three balls. I was sort of distressed
when I felted it, because it didn't get as dense or
stiff as I would have liked, but she doesn't mind.
She spends a lot of time both in it and on it and also
likes to pouce on it like she's attacking it. Oh, and
for blocking it I got a plastic tray from the deli at
the supermarket. And the second one I made for my
friend's cat, named the Spook, using Mauch Chunky from
Kraemer Yarns. That yarn felted GREAT. I think I may
have underestimated the size of the Spook though. :-/
The first Kitty Pi I made using Noro Iro (3 skeins)
and size 13 needles. I felted it three times and
realized Sampson would not fit – it now makes a great
coffee table bowl.
My second attempt was with 4 skeins of Noro Big Kureyon on size 11 needles and I added an additional increase before knitting the 30 rows. I only felted this one once. Sampson can fit his entire 17 pound body in this one and he loves it!
Susan: The orange bed was a Christmas
present for orange Toby. It is not coming apart! (That
is yarn from a tag.) We used the bed as a gift basket
and filled it with gifts for all the family members.
The red, grey, white, and black bed was made with leftovers from all my previous beds and is being shared by two kitties in NYC: Elvis and Stella. This is Stella trying to establish dominance, I think.
Maria-Ana: I came across your kitty bed
gallery and decided to knit a bed for my new kitten:
Amelia. She is also a ragdoll like Lucy.
Amelia simply loves the bed I made her. She loves the fact that I placed her new bed on my desk so that she can sleep and be cuddled at the same time (while I try to get some work done!!).
Becky: When my kitten Major (named after a former
Texas quarterback) came home to live us, I knew one of
the first things I had to do was make him a bed (in
University of Texas colors of course!!) It took him a
few tries to understand what it was (he peed in it the
first two times - good thing it was felted so I could
wash it!), but now he loves his bed and he sleeps in
it every night.
I used Lamb's Pride Bulky in Burnt Orange and White on Denise 11's and Gedrifa orange eyelash yarn for the trim. I learned the hard way that white yarn doesn't felt well, but everyone loves the bed- especially Major.
Claire: Here is the most recently
kitty pi bed, with Zoe (aka Godzilla) testing it. It will be in the mail soon, for one of my grandcats, Bunny
Ellen: The Little Kittle is trying out
the bed I knitted for Larry, the Grandcat. She seems
to like it; I guess I'll make her one, too. The bed is
knitted of Wool Pak Yarns NZ, 10 ply, doubled on #11
has taken Mr. Ace 3 weeks to get this far! I'm sure
he's going to love it... eventually!
made the kitty bed for a
dog. Strange? No. Mischka is an Italian Greyhound
and weighs about 9 pounds. She get cold easily, so
she appreciates the warmth from the bed. Mischka
belongs to a friend of my grandmother. Wish I could
claim her as mine - she is adorable.
made the bed using Lamb's Pride Bulky. I added a few
more rows to give the bed a wider circumference,
allowing for the long doggy legs. I finished the top
with Crystal Palace Fizz and Paton's Fun Fur
Leslie: Here are a few pictures of
Katie - she loves her new Kitty Pi! I used Nashua
Creative Focus Chunky (wool/alpaca) with Cascade 220
wool on size 15 needles.
Shoofly: Attached is a photo of Tonka Mighty
Backhoe's first snooze in her kitty bed, and another
of her scoping it out for the first time.
Dexie loves loves loves the knitted bed I made for her
using your pattern. I made this bed out of some
Galway (double stranded on size 13 needles). It
knitted up so quickly -- I made it in a weekend. The
"trim" is some grocery store yarn. It was funny when
I bought it -- the customer behind me in line asked me
how I was going to cook it! I think she thought it
was some exotic veggie!
"Doggie" pi for Cori, made from Noro Big Kureyon
Anne: I just wanted to show you some
pictures of my Mickey with her kitty pi bed. I hate
doing increases, so I reversed the pattern and worked
it from the edge in. It was an extremely easy knit!
I used a double strand of Wool of the Andes from
Knitpicks, with Fun Fur in Lava for the trim. It took
Mickey a little while to get used to the idea, but
when I woke up today she was asleep in her bed, with
my foot wedged underneath
Chrissy: I just wanted to drop you line
because I was inspired by your Kitty Pi gallery and
just knitted (and felted!) one for my Maine Coon cat.
She loves it, as you can see! As soon as it was dry I
put it on the floor, and she came over, sniffed it,
and sat in it right away! Since then we always find
her curled up in it.
Tara: I love the kitty pi pattern. Humboldt
snuggles down in his daily.
Natalie: Ceili jumped in her pie as
soon as it was on the sofa. I really had a wonderful
experience with the pattern-my first successful
attempt on the double pointed needles.
Gretchen: I've attached pictures of my
very first cat Chico in his very first handmade cat
bed. The brownish spot in the background is my dog
Ram. To make the bed, I used Lamb's Pride Bulky 85%
Wool/15% Mohair in Loden Leaf as the main color and
Orchid Thistle for the stripes. The novelty yarn for
the last 5 rounds is from Custom Dyed Yarns by Prism
and is called Bubbles, the color is Garden.
Mimi: I just wanted to thank you for the great
pattern for the Kitty Pi. I made it for my mom's cats
as a mother's day present and can't wait to give it to
her. I am sending you a pic (with my kitty India
modeling it). I can't wait to make it again for our
cats! It was my very first felted project. Thanks
for your generosity. My mom is going to go nuts for
it! I made it with Manos Del Uruguay yarn and the trim
is some left over mystery novelty yarn.
From Cathy --
Mackie on the half-shell
My new kitten Azazel loves it!! I used
bulky lambs pride in pink and Gjestal
Naturgarn No. 1 in Red, with 2 strands of Orange
Fun-Fur (from Target)
Karen: I made a Kitty Pi last year for our
new cat, Wallace. I'm attaching a photo of him using it herewith. Unfortunately, we
have recently lost him, but I nonetheless wanted to share with you his (short!) love
of his kitty pi.
This is Yum Yum in a
Kitty Pi made with Big Kureyon, Lamb's Pride Bulky,
and a little eyelash yarn. I didn't have a suitably
trashcan around the house, so I used the lid of a cake carrier for blocking. Thank you for making this pattern available. It was fun to
knit, and Yum Yum loves it!
Pam: Thank you so much for your Kitty
Pi pattern. It was so much fun to knit and my cat
actually likes it. I bought her 3 beds that she
wouldn't even look at. She just looked at them like,
'those look like something for an animal'. I think
she likes her Kitty Pi bed because she helped make it.
Here are a couple of pictures. I used Naturwolle from
Cindy: My odyssey began last Christmas
when I made the blue bed from leftover worsted that I
had been saving for about 10 years. It was of
uncertain pedigree, much like the kitties, but I
believe Galway and Lambs Pride were two types of yarn
I used. Since it was worsted I
held it doubled. I gave it to my sister for her "cats" and not only was it a big hit with my sister, Hefner immediately took possession of it. (Especially since she put it near the heat vent in her bathroom.) He never left it long enough for poor Trixie to try it.
After several kitty "set-tos" it became apparent a second bed was needed pronto. This time I actually had to purchase yarn. I used three skeins of Brown Sheep Bulky for Trixie's bed.
At this point I was thinking about retiring from kitty pi bed knitting, but my mother convinced me to knit one for her to give as a gift. Which I did (no jpg attached). This time since I really was heading into Pi retirement, my sister, who is not really a knitter at all, knit one, for her boyfriend's cat Rosie. There is a second in progress for Clancy, Rosie's house mate.
Ariel: My cats showed no interest in
the darling bed, but Rufus on the other hand, has
claimed it for his own. He tried to kill it when he
first saw the fun fur edge, now he sleeps on its
carcass. Or tries to, at least.
knit this bed for my Maine Coon kitten, Horatio, and
he absolutely loves it! That seems to be the theme
from all the kitties out there, mine included! He
also manages to sleep in all the other beds I am
making for gifts, thus making them belong to
"himself" as well!
she is in her kitty pi in her basket. I finished the
bed in January. it's made with a single strand of Big
Kureyon. May was the first time I saw her lie in it.
She loves that basket by itself, and I placed the bed
Jo: Nicky and I want to thank you for your Kitty
Pi pattern. As you can see Nicky loves her snuggly
new bed. I used Big Kureyon Colour 18 and Lion Brand
Fun Fur Colour Violet. Now my beagle is demanding a
Doggy Pi so I had better get knitting!
Knitted by Dawn for Twisty the cat
you so much for the kitty pi pattern! I made one for
my boys, using the variations mentioned by Kayleen in
your kitty bed gallery because my kitties are
biggies. The sides ended up a bit short, so I'm
working on a second one with slighter variations right
now. Attached are a couple pictures of my tabby cat,
Alex, in/on his pi and his brother, Biscuit, cavorting
Kathleen: Thanks so much for your Kitty PI . My
husband and the pugs are so impressed with my
progress! I just love the Mardi Gras colors. The bed
is for my daughter's 3 cats .. but Molly, the pug, is
begging me to keep it! The yarns used are Araucania
Wool and Patons Cha Cha. Of course, some of your
mice will have to be made to go with the bed..
Here is Linda's Bonnie, relaxing in her kitty bed, knit in Lopi and edged with online linie magic doubled since it is so fine.
Knitted by Deb, of Yentala!
From Marianne in Sweden:
is of Blackie in the kitty bed.
Florence: Here is a photo of my cat shazam, sleeping stretched out on the kitty bed, because he doesn't like to sleep in round!!
His bed is made from Landscapes – Lion Brand. It “sort of” felted. Basically it “fuzzed.” I could have kept going with the felting, but it took days to dry, and I kind of like it as is. Trim is Lion Brand Fun Fur. Thanks for the pattern!
Anyway, this was knitted for a friends new cat, but I had my two cats test it first, and they loved it, so I guess I'll be making a couple more for them! I attached 2 pics. This was knit with Reynolds lopi and some clearance eyelash yarn from my LYS
It's taken 9 months, but today (060903), my Enza finally snuggled in her Kitty Pi on it's own (no basket)!
I used a little more than 3 skeins of Lamb's Pride bulky weight wool in three different shades. I followed the directions, mostly, except after I had increased to 144 stitches, I knitted about 5 more rows and then increased each stitch again. Like Kayleen, I stitched somewhere around 25 rounds (although I think I miscounted). Then, I decreased it back to 144 stitches and followed the pattern after that.
Dawn: This is my second cat bed. My cats love them. I made this one from lambs pride.