And now, without further ado, I present the Hello Kitty Mitts!!
Green Oak Acrylic in White
100 g / 200 yd ball
... plus bits of pink, black, and yellow yarn for the face and bow.
pattern: "Hello Kitty Mitts" by Jo Ryan, available free on Ravelry at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hello-kitty-mitts
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
- 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.
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