Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Free "Kitty" Eye Patch Pattern As Promised
“Kitty” (eye patch)
“Kitty” is an eye patch designed for my daughter who has a lazy eye. “Kitty” can also be used as a headband.
Materials: Left over Sockottta sock yarn, size 1 dpns, tapestry needle
“Kitty” is described here as a one size fits all pattern. However, it would be easy to size up if you just added more length to your I-cord.
Ears are worked first, one at a time and left on the needle together
-*CO three sts
-knit in stockinette stitch for three rows
-on fourth row K1, Inc 1, K1, Inc 1, K1
-work fifth through eighth rows in stock stitch
-ninth row K2, Inc1, K1, Inc1, K2
-work 10-13 rows in stock stitch
-14th row knit across all sts and leave on needle*
-Repeat from *-*
-Having both finished ears on the same needle begin on ws by purling across all sts joining them together
-Knit 2 rows in stock stitch
-Next row, (RS) K2, Inc1, six times total
-Work 17 rows in stock stitch
-Next row (RS) decrease 1 stitch each end of every row 7 x’s
Repeat these instructions for a second head and use a contrasting color.
Make an I-cord for the strap. I used a 9 stitch I-cord that is approximately 14 inches long. Embroider your cat eyes, nose and mouth on the front of the faces (RS). Turn faces together inside out and stitch them together leaving ½ “ opening
at kitty eye level for sewing in the I-cord. Seam in your I-cord and you’re done!