This cute cat mat can be made on a 41 peg loom. The size is meant for a smaller cat.
This mat is a project for beginners. You’ll use the e-wrap knit stitch and the purl stitch to make this garter stitch fabric. It’s knit in a single panel, not in the round.
- 41 peg loom, I used a Loops & Threads Knit Quick loom, gauge is 13/16th inch (you could use other looms with different peg counts and gauges, but adjust the yarn weight and row count accordingly)
- 2 balls of Loops & Threads Impeccable Plus; 71 yards or 6 metres; #6 weight but while the ball band calls it #6, it feels like a #7; colour is Sea Green
- pair of scissors
- yarn needle
- Length: 20 inches or 51 centimetres
- Width: 14.5 inches or 37 centimetres
The gauge is 8 stitches and 17 rows for 4 inches or 10 centimetres of the garter stitch pattern repeat.
To cast on, do the e-wrap knit stitch from peg 41 to peg 1, and then do purl stitches from peg 1 to peg 41. Otherwise, you can use a chain cast on, or other cast on that you prefer.
Garter stitch body
Since I’m right handed, I prefer to purl from right to left, which is clockwise. For me, peg 1 is on the left of the anchor peg. And peg 41 is on the right of the anchor peg.
- Row 1: Do the e-wrap knit stitch from peg 41 to peg 1.
- Row 2: Do the purl stitch from peg 1 to peg 41.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you run out of yarn. Never join pegs 1 and 41 since we are not knitting in the round.
How to add new yarn
There are many ways to add a new ball of yarn, and this is just one way. I held the old strand and the new strand together, and then knit using both strands over four stitches. After four stitches, drop the old strand, and continue with the new yarn.
Continue with the garter stitch with your new ball of yarn, until you run out. Make your last row a purl row.
Do the basic bind off from peg 41 to peg 1. Weave in ends.
Lay your sleepy cat on it, and see if they fit nicely.