The new yarn is on the needles, and the cat basket is in progress…
Wow this yarn is even better than I expected. It’s bigger and thicker than the yarn I used for the original baskets. And it knits up fine using the needles I already have. So I don’t have to order a load more knitting needles to be custom-made in bigger sizes.
I have amended my pattern slightly to accommodate the thicker yarn. I was a bit worried that I hadn’t maintained an even thickness and twist on all of it. After all, the wet felting was a bit of an experiment. But working the yarn, it doesn’t seem to matter. There is enough twist and felting to give it a bit of structure. In fact, I think it performs even better than the old yarn.
It’s easier to get a flatter base.
It’s softer, less like rope. More like a big, squishy soft strand.
It’s got that characteristic, fleecy scent.
The stitches are massive, with loads more visual impact.
And….the cats love it.