Thursday, December 4, 2008

FO: Piggy DS Cozy

The first time I opened Stitch 'n Bitch Nation I absolutely loved the Mobile Monsters cosies. I've had it in the back of my mind to knit the little piggy one for some electronic device for a long time, but I've put it off. I eventually decided to knit one for my Nintendo DS and I found this yarn on sale last Spring so I decided to go for it. Like many projects, it sat around in the back of my mind for half a year before I cast on for it. Then I knit it in like a day, but it took me a whole month to buy the damn button for the nose. (Actually, I'm impressed it was only a month and not another half year!)

I think it turned out darling and now my DS is going to be protected from scratches! Form and function. Can't get better than that. Here's a booty shot:

yarn details

Patons Be Mine in Plushy Pink
dye lot 175407
100% Nylon
bulky weight
machine wash
50 grams/89 yds @ $3.99
purchased 3/08

pink button, 89 cents at Windsor Button

pattern details
pattern: "Mobile Monsters" by M.K. Carroll in Stitch 'n Bitch Nation, pg. 230
needles: size 5 dpns
gauge: 4.4 sts x 7.5 rows per inch in garter stitch
size: 3'' wide x 5.25'' tall x 0.75'' deep
yarn used: about half the ball
started: October 2008
finished: November 2008
total cost: about $3

  • Cast on 33 stitches and knit in the round until piece measured 5.25''. Then I just freehanded the head flap. (It retrospect, I wish I had taken notes on that process...)
  • I didn't add the pocket or felt tongue, but I took some creative license and added a tail! I just chained some stitches using a crochet hook - that made it look a little curly. (Same method I used to make the tail for the pig from hell).
  • I used black yarn and made french knots for the eyes rather than use buttons.
  • I'm considering adding a snap or velcro to keep this piggy closed

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