See This Cat in a Shrug? It’s Paws-itively Brilliant …

See This Cat in a Shrug? It’s Paws-itively Brilliant …

This beautiful cat has been a popular favorite here for years – consistently maintaining a top five spot since 2011!

See This Cat in a Shrug? It's Paws-itively Brilliant ...

Made by Elizabeth Henderson.


Want to knit a shrug for your cat? I found a FREE pattern for a dog sweater that I think would work great.

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Danielle Holke is a long-time knitter, first taught by her beloved grandmother as a young girl growing up in Canada. In 2008 she launched KnitHacker, a lively blog and knitting community which has since grown to be a popular presence in contemporary knitting culture, reaching more than a million readers each year. As a marketing professional, Danielle advises and works with a motley squad of artists, yarn bombers, film makers, pattern designers, yarn companies and more. Learn more about her latest book, Knits & Pieces: A Knitting Miscellany.


  1. Elizabeth

    Thank you

  2. Carmen

    Love the cat shrug are you selling hgte pattern at all and was it a hard pattern Love to hear back thanks Great job

    • knithack

      Hi Carmen, the cat shrug is great – I totally agree! If you click on the image, it should take you to the original maker. You can ask them if the pattern is available, I’m sorry I do no know. Good luck!

  3. joanne

    Dear Elizabeth.
    As u must know by now, your ginger cat in a blue shrug, is eagerly sought after, including by me! If by chance, you still have the pattern available would u please fwd me a copy.
    The colours in the photo are so amazing, the ginger cat, the lovely blue shrug, and to top
    it all off pink flowers with just the right colour green leaves. Absolutely stunning! Well done! Love it, and would LOVE to have a copy of how to make one for my cat please.

    Kindest regards
    Cairns, Queensland, Australia. 4878

  4. Elizabeth Henderson

    Hi Joanne,

    I just found your kind note. I really made it up as I went. I knitted from sleeve to sleeve starting with a k2 p2 rib. You can make the sleeves as long as you like. Then I did a lace pattern until it looked long enough to go across her shoulders and ended with the ribbing for other sleeve. I knitted it flat then seamed the ribs but you could do it in the round. After it was seamed I crocheted around the opening a few times to form the collar and add length to the back. I had not been knitting very long so it is really kind of hit or miss!
    I appreciate so much all your kind words.

    Thank you,
    Beth H

    • knithack

      Thanks so much for weighing in Beth … your piece has been hugely popular in these parts for a long time! xxoo

    • Joanne Hughes

      Hi Elizabeth, Thank you so very much for replying to my query. I am so grateful that u described so clearly how you made your much sought after cat shrug. 🙂 I will now go ahead and make a similar one, no doubt at all it will not be as beautiful as your one. You are very artistic and talented. WELL DONE. :-). Kindest regards, Joanne, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. 🙂

  5. Elizabeth Henderson

    Thanks so much!!!

  6. Robin Clark

    Is this pattern available. I would so love to buy it if it is. Thank you.

  7. Clark Robin

    Is this pattern availabe for sale? I would love to buy it if it is. Thank you.

  8. knithack

    Hi Clark, check out Elizabeth Henderson’s comment above you. She is the maker. Good luck!

  9. Roni Fleetwood

    Is it possible to obtain a pattern for this? I am a proud owner of two rescued Maine Coons and would love to dress them in this shrug. Thank you.

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