One of our older dude cats has been sick, so I’m trying to make him a comfy (and washable) acrylic mat to sleep on. I’m giving it a thick corduroy/striped texture because I’m trying to imitate one of those roll-up mattresses that folks sleep on when they’re camping.
So, the thick part of the stripe is purl/knit/purl rows and the thin part is purl/birdtail/purl. The row order then becomes purl, knit, purl, birdtail, purl, knit, purl, … You can see these stitches in my Stitch Gallery.
Top of mat (which is still in progress):
Bottom of mat:
If the cat likes it, I’m pretty sure I’ll be making at least two (2) of them.