Every year for my cats’ birthday I try to create something special for them. This year I decided to knit these stylish neckerchiefs, perfect for a handsome cat around town. Ollie and Brick have been wearing them now for few weeks and I like to think they like them, well….Brick has been grooming his one a lot.
The neckerchiefs are knitted separately and then attached to a standard cat collar, this is a lot safer for the cat.
However I do recommend supervising your cat when wearing this neckerchief.
You can use any standard pet collar to attach the neckerchief to. My cats are indoor cats therefore I have chosen to use the elasticated collar, however if you have an outdoor cat you might consider collar with break-away safety buckle.
The pattern contains full picture tutorials on how to Swiss darn the fish and paw prints and how to create the plaid effect on the stripy neckerchief.
Embroidered neckerchiefs: 18 cm along the top edge and 12cm at the widest point.
Plaid neckerchiefs: 18 cm along the top edge and 9cm at the widest point.
You will need:
Rowan Handknit Cotton or any DK yarn
For embroidered neckerchiefs: Approximately 19meters (20 yards) for one neckerchief
Oddments of white for Swiss darning
For plaid neckerchief: Oddments of DK yarn in 4 colours and small amount of 2 additional colours for plaid effect
4mm (US 6) knitting needles.
Pet collar – one with soft band for ease of sewing the neckerchief to it.
Sewing thread in matching colour to neckerchief