Jess the Cat

About: Born in England many years ago, moved to California in 1980, moved to New York in 1993, became a US citizen. Favourite place to visit, besides London England, is Lake Winnipesaukkee in New Hampshire, home o...

I bought a Sirdar Alan Dart knitting pattern to knit Jess the Cat puppet (of Postman Pat fame) from someone on the Internet. This is the cutest thing I have ever knitted! I ended up knitting three of them, two in the original colours and one in an orange stripey. As this pattern came from England, I could not find Country Style Dk Snowlflake yarn in my local stores, so I had to use substitute yarns. I used Bernat Baby Boucle http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=babyboucle for the white fluffy parts and oddments of yarn for the eyes and nose. For the black fur I used Lion Brand Woolease http://cache.lionbrand.com//yarns/woolease.htm . The stripy cat's stripes were knitted in Woolease (Gold and Cocoa) also. However, I think he (they) came out very well, even though I knitted from a different yarn. I gave two away, but kept one for myself!

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    oopsadaisy

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I have been trying to find this pattern and got so excited when I saw it here.May
    I have the instructions please.

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    Sooooz

    10 years ago on Introduction

    So glad I found this. They`re super-cute! My boyfriend`s a postman and his birthday`s coming up....! E-Bay, here I come :)

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    jackie20

    10 years ago on Introduction

    I loved your comment - is it possible to have a copy of the pattern as my partner has just discovered Jess the cat on the TV and together with our new black and white cat, Jess i would love to knit him the puppet

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    maureenm

    11 years ago on Introduction

    absolutely adorable -- I'd love to have the pattern too, for our new grandson. They look so happy and cuddly.

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    stinkymumDrJPollard

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    It is Sirdar pattern No. 4122 and I bought mine on E-bay. If you put Alan Dart Jess the Cat in the search engine on E-bay, one will come up (I just did it and it's there but it's located in England) They have both the glove puppet Jess and the toy Jess up for grabs!

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    GorillazMiko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Cute job stinkymum! I like them, they're adorable! I like the last two pictures, they're nice!