I tried both ways then thought it over for a day or so and figured I could fit four 36-stitch patterns in 150 sts with 6 sts remaining. (if u can understand what I mean)
So anywho's I split the 6 sts up as follows...K1-pattern,SM, K1-pattern, SM, K2-pattern, SM,K1-Pattern-K1
I also played around with the pattern & changed it up a bit...
ORIGINAL: Rw 7:K3, P8, K14, P8, K3
MINE: K11, P14 K11
So I'm basically reversing some of the sts to Purl the cat into the work. Also decided to keep it as a baby blanket did my 10 inches will do the pattern then 10 inches again after the pattern.
My mom has ALOT of cats on her farm so I also used the pattern in a scarf for her 36 sts wide with original pattern on one end and I was thinking of reversing the pattern... Starting from Row 53 and going to Row 1 in hopes of getting it to be in the same direction as the first one. Also I'll use my Purl method with the blanket for the second cat in the scarf.