itty bitty knitty kitties.
i've been on a bit of a knitting kick lately and seem to have made a small army. luckily, it's probably the least intimidating army ever.
i started off just knowing that i wanted to knit a lot of little somethings for miss margot (a well formed thought, i know). when i came across this beans the cat pattern, it seemed to perfectly combine my desire for a quick and easy knit and margot's intense love of kitties.
the pattern as written was much larger than i wanted, but with some scaling and some rework i ended up with these perfect tiny kitties, not much larger than a ping pong ball (which is another one of margot's favorite things). i call them 'kitty mc-nuggets'.
for a full kitty making tutorial, i defer you to the natural suburbia blog. if you want to make mc-nugget sized versions, see my mods below.
using us size 4 (3.5mm) dpns, cast on 5 stitches, divide over 3 needles, and join in the round
round 1: knit
round 2: kfb all stitches (10 stitches)
round 3: (k1, kfb) around (15 stitches)
round 4: (k1, kfb) around, k1 (22 stitches)
rounds 5-12: knit
round 13: (k1, k2tog) around, k1 (15 stitches)
round 14-19: knit
sew top edge shut, add 'dimple' to create ears, and enjoy! margot sure does!
since her favorite activity of the moment is taking things out of things and putting them back in, these kitty mc-nuggets, along with a wooden salad bowl, are the perfect fit. and with each one taking less than a half hour to make, making a bowlful was quick work.
so, go ahead, make your own adorable army! for your little one, your cat, or for yourself to keep you company at your desk at work. you know you want to.