This pattern is designed for the Little Yellow Duck Project (http://thelittleyellowduckproject.org) that creates and distributes handcrafted gifts to raise global awareness of blood, bone marrow, organ and tissue donation.
The little yellow duck gifts are left in public places as random acts of kindness for others to find. A special tag invites the finder to take their gift home to brighten their day and to visit the project’s website in the hope that the stories and information found there will encourage the finders to pledge their own random act of kindness by registering to donate blood, bone marrow, organs or tissues.
Head on over to http://thelittleyellowduckproject.org to find out more about how you can be involved in this worthy cause.
(By the way, if you want to make some mitts as a reward for yourself or want to give some to your friends and talk to them personally about the Little Yellow Duck Project, that’s perfectly fine with me.)
The color pattern of these mitts is neither achieved by an intarsia nor an embroidery method. It’s done by simply weaving in the contrast colored yarn between the stitches while knitting plain stockinette with the main color. In Estonian knitting, this technique is called ‘roosimine’ (which means ‘rose’) and the corresponding patterns are called ‘roositud’ patterns.
In case you’d prefer to simply embroider the little duckling, there’s this option too.