Sunday, October 28, 2012

FO: Hello Kitty Mitts

When I signed up for the Package Pals craft swap over at the C.R.A.F.T. blog, I initially thought I would knit a hat or something small for whoever I was paired up with.  That was until I learned that I was paired up with a fellow Hello Kitty fanatic!  No plain old knitted hat would do for such a unique individual, so I scoured Ravelry until I finally saw this pattern and knew immediately that it was "the one."

And now, without further ado, I present the Hello Kitty Mitts!!

yarn details
Green Oak Acrylic in White
Worsted Weight
100% Acrylic
100 g / 200 yd ball
... plus bits of pink, black, and yellow yarn for the face and bow.

project details
pattern: "Hello Kitty Mitts" by Jo Ryan, available free on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hello-kitty-mitts
size: medium
finished measurements: circumference at cuffs is 6'', length of mitt is also 6''
gauge: 20 st x 28 rows over 4''
needles: size 8 dpns
yarn used: about 78 yards
time span: this was a quick two-day project... about five episodes of Buffy, October 6-7, 2012

notes
  • Used K2P2 ribbing on the cuffs.
  • Knit both ribbing and main portion with size 8 needles, did not use a smaller needle on ribbing as called for in the pattern.... because I couldn't find my smaller needles....
  • On the bows I followed the pattern instructions for the main piece, but instead of using the little strip of garter stitch to wrap around the middle to form the bow, I just used plain old yarn.  This allowed me to pull it tighter and create a more defined bow shape.
  • I used a picture of Hello Kitty as a guide to embroidering the face rather than copying the mitt in the pattern.  The main thing I did differently was to start the whiskers at the side of her eyes, rather than below the eye.
  • For the increases I only used M1L, as I was getting unattractive holes with M1R.
And guess what?  This post was featured in two linky party wrap-ups!  Yay!


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3 comments:

  1. I'm so impressed with your crafty, personalized gift :) I know she'll love it !! Thanks for participating in PP!

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