angry t-rex roars' Knitted Kitty pattern is easy, quick and whimsical. The kitty was a St. Valentine's day gift for my boyfriend, who lives in a dorm and can't have pets. I finished it in under three hours. The pattern isn't difficult, and a beginner would only need to know how to knit, decrease and increase. I recommend the pattern as a stash buster; I used scraps of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Yarn I bought at Michael's for $1.00. I used US 6 needles. The kitty is stuffed with cotton balls.