Monday, August 27, 2012

Baby Robot

Don't forget the robot! My cousins are expecting a little boy this fall, and I knew that I wanted to make something special for the first baby of the next generation in my family. It shouldn't surprise you that my family is very crafty, and I wasn't sure how many hats they would receive so I wanted to make something a little less common. I turned back to the free Mini Motif Baby Mittens pattern for some adorable little robot mitts.

In my post about the monkey mitts, I forgot to take a picture of the back side of the mitts. The simple stripped pattern gives this stranded project a nice rhythm.

Once again, I used size 5 knitting needles and Shine Sport yarn. This time I used a bit more yardage, 17 g of Black and 8 grams of butter, but you could still finish three sets of mitts out of two balls of Shine Sport.

In addition to being a great baby shower gift, these mitts are fantastic if you want to try stranded colorwork for the first time. There are a few long floats, but the charts are really simple and the project knits up super fast.