Monday, August 13, 2012

Strauss Monkey Mitts

Everyone knits baby hats, so sometimes I look for something a little different to give to expecting parents. I mentioned in my search for monkey knits for babies that some good friends of mine have a monkey theme for their nursery. When I discovered the free Mini Motif Baby Mittens pattern I knew that I had found a winner, and not just for monkeys. There are also buterflies, penguins, robots, owls and other cute creatures to knit onto these thumbless mitts (meant to protect a baby from scratching itself in addition to keeping tiny hands warm.) I have no idea how large a baby's hands actually are, but according to the designer these are meant for 0-3 months of age.

I knit these darling mitts on size 5 knitting needles with KnitPicks Shine Sport yarn, one of my go to yarns for baby items. 3 balls of yarn is more than enough to create three different pairs of mittens. This project consumed 7 grams of the brown (Bison) and 16 g of the cream.

I know that I will be knitting more of these mitts in the future... and the charts are so fantastic that I may need to incorporate those into other projects, too!