Start off the New Year right...with a donut?

So, I felt kind of bad that my cats didn't get a Christmas present when I have extra tidbits of yarn all over the place. Instead they both start out the New Year right with a donut. I initially began to make them
Wontons or Eggrolls, but settled for a good ol' American donut. The donut is really easy to make and easily accommodates all yarn leftovers. Happy New Year everyone and Happy Knitting!


Without further ado, the Catnip Donut...

  • Left over yarn (about 40-50 yards)
  • Cotton Balls, yarn or fabric scraps, etc. for stuffing
  • Catnip
  • Yarn needle
There isn't a set gauge, just make sure that when knit in stockinette stitch it is tightly knit so that the catnip and stuffing don't come out easily. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky on size 8 needles.

CO 60 sts.
Work in St st for 4 inches, ending with a WS row.
BO all sts.

Fold the piece in half the long way and sew the seam. You should have a long tube open at both ends. Stuff the tube with stuffing and catnip. Sew the ends together so that the donut is still a tube.



Blogger Brad said...

Your cats are SO spoiled.

1/01/2007 1:19 PM  
Blogger revdb said...

Mmmmmmmm... donut :)

1/03/2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

aren't you concerned about the yarn coming unwound and the cat eating it? charlie swallowed some of my yarn the other day that was pretty exciting. finally, as a future veterinarian, i probably can't advise feeding your cats donuts :) j/k these are really cute ideas.

1/04/2007 11:38 PM  

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