Knit a kitten – easy free pattern
I know just how much real love there is out there for Claire Garland’s Dot Pebbles Knits patterns, so I think you might enjoy knitting this adorable kitten. It’s suitable for beginners, and is designed to follow on from Claire’s Beginner’s Bunny pattern (also free). As well as simple to follow step by steps to knit a kitten, this pattern also includes the cutest of knitted outfits to make – a nurse’s apron, cardigan, Winter romper suit and a tiny Christmas sweater, with optional furry hood.
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As I’ve mentioned, this pattern is written for beginners. Although it has all the context and techniques that Claire uses in all her patterns, it is a very much simplified version. It’s not just for beginners though!
Claire describes it as a super stash buster. Claire lists the yarns she has used but she encourages you to use what you have and experiment with colours and textures. Can you think of a more enjoyable and seasonal way to use up your leftover wool?
Knit a kitten – what you’ll need
US needles 5-3.75 mm
Yarn yardage – 80-90 yards (73-82 M)
Suggested yarn: Garnstudio Drops Alpaca and Garnstudio Drops Kit-Silk
15mm cat toy eyes – unless you prefer to use crochet eyes for safety reasons. Patterns and ideas over on Claire’s #imadethisrabbit facebook page here as well as this free crochet eye pattern by Crochet Love Aimee
There’s a super-helpful three-part tutorial for the beginner’s bunny pattern that Claire suggests might be useful for helping you along with this kitten too. Part 1 (which talks you through the basics of getting started) is below. From there you can move on to parts 2 and 3 if you find it helpful.
Dot Pebbles is listed in the From Britain with Love directory here >>
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