When I first considered building my own knitting website, I already had the idea of designing a logo you can knit. Et voilà – here comes the logo cat! It took me quite a while to find a name for the little cutie, and in the end it was my husband who said that, of course, it had to be christianed „Steffi“. Okay, I might not be a cutie, but Steffi the Cat and Steffi the Designer have one thing in common: They love hats and shawls. Knitted, what else?
Choose any yarn you like or have left over – Steffi will be bigger or smaller depending on the yarn. Sock yarn will be fine, but I prefer the softer merino yarn. And now have fun with Steffi the Cat, yours Steffi (the Not-exactely-a-cat)
- Clear and elaborated step-by-step instruction with pictures for the crucial steps.
- Appendix with all techniques needed, for example short rows German style. However, you should know how to cast on, bind of, knit and purl. All other techniques are explained in detail.
Materials you need at home:
- Lana Grossa Cool Wool Merino Superfein (100 % Schurwolle LL 160 m/50 g) in black, violett and tangerine
- Embroidery thread in powdery pink and brown
- 2 black half beads or safety eyes, approx 8 to 10 mm in diameter
- Strong felt, approx 2 or 3 mm thickness, approx 11 x 8 cm for the „neckfinger“
- Thin felt in white and yellow, matching sewing thread
- Set of size 2 US (2,5 mm, 12 UK) or size 3 US (3 mm, 12 UK) double pointed needles, depending on how tight you knit
- Embroidery needle, sewing needle, darning needle, long safety pin or stitch holder
- polyester stuffing or similar, scissors, glue for plastic material, compass, cardboard
- Optional: 1 fine sock, 1 handful of rice or polyester granules
I love knitting! (There will be a longer version of my introduction soon, but for the time being, this sentence says it all, doesn't it?)