Friday, July 30, 2010

Talk to the least in the Bath!

What fun!... in the bath, for you or your favorite little person...a Kitty Bath Mitt!

SIZE: One Size
About 7 in. (18 cm).

• 830-134 Lion Brand New Cotton Ease: Terracotta 1 Ball
• Knitting Needles- Size 6 [4.00 mm]
• Knitting Needles- Size 8 [5 mm]
• Stitch Holders
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles
• Additional Materials
2 green buttons 1/2 in. (13 mm) diameter for eyes
1 pink button 3/4 in. (19 mm) diameter for nose
Small amount green and gold yarn for mouth and whisker lines

18 sts + 34 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter st (k every row) using larger needles. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

With smaller needles, cast on 44 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) for 1 1/2 in. (4 cm). Change to larger needles and continue to work in Garter st until piece measures 3 1/2 in. (9 cm) from beg.

Shape First Half of Mitt
Next Row: K16, sl rem 28 sts to a stitch holder; turn.
Working on 16 sts only, work even in Garter st for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Row 1: Inc 1 st at each end of row - 18 sts.
Rows 2-4: Knit.
Row 5: Inc 1 st at each end - 20 sts.
Work even until piece measures 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row: Decrease 1 st each end of row - 18 sts.
Next Row: Knit.

Shape Ears
Row 1: K8, sl rem 10 sts to stitch holder; turn.
Row 2: Working on 8 sts only, k2tog, k to end of row - 7 sts.
Row 3: Knit.
Rows 4-13: Rep last 2 rows - 2 sts.
Row 14: K2tog - 1 st. Fasten off.
From right side, sl 10 sts from holder back to larger needle. Join yarn, bind off 2 sts and knit to end. Rep Rows 2-14 for second ear. Sl first 12 sts from st holder to a second holder for thumb. Join yarn and work next 16 sts on larger needles for Second Half of Mitt. Work Second Half same as First Half.

Shape Thumb
Sl 12 thumb sts back to larger needle. Rejoin yarn and work in Garter st for 2 in. (5 cm).
Next Row: K2tog across row - 6 sts. Cut yarn, leaving a long end, thread end through rem sts, pull tight and secure. With same end, sew thumb seam.

FINISHING Sew on buttons for nose and eyes. With green, embroider straight st mouth. With gold, embroider straight st whisker lines. Sew seam. Weave in ends.

Look for the bunny bath mitt pattern coming soon!

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