Free Knitting Pattern for Cat Shawl - Stranded colorwork shawl by Susanne Ljung features cat silhouettes with pawprint border. The English version of the pattern is at the bottom of the page, under the Swedish version.
The trick is, if you're knitting stripes and ribbing at the same time, to knit every stitch the first row, then go back to the ribbing on subsequent rows. Ta da! No dashes mucking up your stripey stripes..