Owl wash mitt by Elizabeth Felgate

Owl wash mitt

Knitting
July 2016
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
58 yards (53 m)
one size
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It is a mournful truth that not all children like to wash their faces.

Adding a bit of fun to the process with a sweet character who is wise at washing can help the process along.

This simple pattern is also fabulous for using up scraps of fun fur left over from larger toy projects or for that skein given by the non-knitting friend who didn’t know it wasn’t your usual choice of fibre.

Simple to make in just a few hours, this is an ideal gift knit too.

Size
Produces a a mitt approx. 20cm/8in in circumference, 16cm/ 6.3in tall using the suggested yarn. As gauge and size is not critical you can adjust the

Skills required
Decreasing
Instarsia

Notions
Tapestry needle to weave in yarns
Felt or embroidery thread for beak (and eyes if for a child under 3)
Buttons for eyes

Yarn & yardage
I used Sirdar Snowflake chunky in 642 (beige) as the main colour and 631 (creamy )as the contrast colour. This is a chunky (wpi 7) yarn in 100% polyester. You will need approximately 38m/42yds of your main yarn and 15m/17yds of contrast yarn.

Any soft washable yarn novelty could be used as a substitute. A tester chose to make a mitt in super bulky yarn and this worked fine.

Pattern contains
Full written instructions and both a chart and written instructions for the colour work.
Links to tutorials for cast on method, twisting yarns for the intarsia and how to fold a piece of felt to make the beak.