Win a copy of Cat Knits!

Enter our giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Marna Gilligan’s new knitting pattern book

Cropped Catsweater design from Cat Knits book
Opens February 27, 2020 8:40 am
Closes April 1, 2020 11:00 pm

Cat-loving knitters will be delighted with the new book from Marna Gilligan of An Caitín Beag fame. ‘Cat Knits’ features Marna’s quirky cat designs recreated in yarn, with 16 patterns for sweaters, cardigans, shawls, hats and cowls. The book is published later in March by David & Charles, and costs £16.99.


Styles include a chunky-weight cardigan and a hat with cat motifs worked in textured stitches. There’s a chapter of delicate 4ply designs, such as a lace-yoked cardigan with tiny colourwork cat patterns, an airy shawl, and lacy mitts.

Giant intarsia cats appear on the ‘Big Cat Cardigan’ and ‘Creepy Catty Capelet’, while geometric felines decorate a boxy, cropped sweater, a double-layer cowl, mittens and more. Marna’s book includes tutorials on stranded and intarsia colourwork, grafting, special cast-ons, and steeking.

We have one copy of the book to give away, along with a bundle of special An Caitín Beag goodies! To find out more about the book, visit

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What yarn weight is typically knitted on 4mm (UK 8/US 6) needles?

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