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loops & threads® wellness baby™ and luvy™ kitty knit lovey

Make this sweet and huggable Kitty Knit Lovey using Loops & Threads® Wellness Baby™ and Luvy™ yarns! What a fantastic gift that is both cute and trendy!
Step 1

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Blanket 18" x 18"; Head Height: 4½"

GAUGE: 24 sts x 30 rows = 4" with Wellness Baby™ and size 4 needles; save time and check your gauge

STITCH EXPLANATION(S):

   -  W&T (Wrap and Turn): Wyib, slip next st purl-wise, bring yarn to front, slip st back to left-hand needle purl-wise, bring yarn to back, turn work.


INSTRUCTIONS:

Body

With B and double point needles, cast on 28 sts, leaving a long tail. Pm and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist.

Knit 1 round.

Purl 1 round.

Knit 9 rounds.

Purl 1 round.

Cut B and join A.


Head

Rnd 1: With A, k14, pm, k14.

Rnd 2: *K1, m1, k2, m1, knit to 3 sts before m, m1, k2, m1, k1; rep from * once more – 8 sts inc’d.

Rnds 3-4: Knit.

Repeat Rnds 2-4, 3 more times (60 sts).

Knit 28 rounds. 

Step 2

Ears: *K8, w&t, p16, w&t, k15, w&t, p14, w&t, k13, w&t, p12, w&t, k11, w&t, p10, w&t, k9, w&t, p8, w&t, k7, w&t, p6, w&t, k5, w&t, p4, w&t, ** knit to marker, repeat from * to ** to form 2nd ear, knit to end of round.

Bind off, leaving a 36" long tail.

Turn inside out, sew closed top of head using tail from bind off. Weave in tail from bind-off and color change (leave tail from cast-on to sew body to blanket).


Arms (Make 2)

With B and doublepoint needles, cast on 14 sts, leaving a long tail. Pm and join to work in the round being careful not to twist.

Knit 11 rnds.

Cut B and join A.


Hands

Rnd 1: *K2, m1; rep from * around – 21 sts.

Rnds 2-8: Knit.

Rnd 9: *K5, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times – 18 sts.

Rnd 10: *K1, k2tog; rep from * around – 12 sts.

Rnd 11: Knit.

Rnd 12: K2tog around.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, thread through remaining sts and pull gently to close. Turn inside out and weave in ends, except for end from cast on. Lightly stuff hands with poly fill. 

Step 3

Blanket

With Luvy™ and straight needles, cast on 16 sts.

Knit 32 rows.

Bind off. Weave in ends.


Finishing: Using photo as a guide, embroider eyes and whiskers with C, and embroider nose with B. Using ends from the cast on, sew arms onto body. Weave in ends. Stuff head with Fiber Fill. Using end from cast on, sew body onto center of blanket. Weave in last end.


ABBREVIATIONS:

Color A White

Color B = Coral

Color C = Charcoal

Inc(‘d) = Increase(d)

K = Knit

K2tog = Knit 2 Sts Together (1st Dec’d)

M = Marker

M1 = Make 1 (1st Inc’d)

P = Purl

Pm = Place Marker

Rep = Repeat(ing)

Rnd(s) = Round(s)

St(s) = Stitch(es)

W&T = Wrap and Turn

Wyib = With Yarn in Back


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