Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Grrrr...

Hi there, I'm Loopy. And I'm a knit washcloth...hear me roaaaarrr!




Meet Loopy. Isn't he brilliant!!! And a blast to knit too. I can't believe this pattern (Grrr from last summer's Knitty) hadn't caught my eye sooner because it's super quick (Loopy here took less than 2 hours to make start to finish including embroidery, hanging loop and weaving ends!), it's super cute, uses less than a ball of stash and it's functional too!



Naturally, I had to immediately cast on for another. He's Loopy II and I've been petting him all afternoon. So soft and fluffy. I may need to knit another for myself since both these cubs have already been claimed by mine ;0)



I knit them both from stash Knit Picks Shine in Sunflower and Terracotta. I didn't know if I would have enough yarn for the full sized version so I knit Loopy using the smaller version (22 sts wide) with inch and a half loops to be safe but it turns out I didn't need to worry at all since I had lots of yarn leftover.



So I knit Loop II using the larger instructions and with a shaggier mane, and still had yarn leftover so if you knit one of these, don't fret too much. I think I used less than 70 yards even for the larger cloth.



So go knit one already. I personally guarantee that you'll be glad you did! If you're not, just pop it in the mail and send it to my kiddos ;0)

Now on to my hyperbolic pants. Heehee!

14 comments:

  1. Oh my, they are too cute! I'd definitely be making one of those for myself :)

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  2. Those look like so much fun! I'll be going through my stash...

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  3. Oooh I've never seen those either at Knitty. I'm gonna have to check them out. Yours look super cute.

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  4. Aren't these precious???? My two youngest grands would love these!! Thinking about all my cotton yarns...and...do I interrupt current projects for these?? Oh...decisions!!

    :)

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  5. Oh thanks for the heads up on such a cute project! I can't believe I didn't jump on that one when it came out either! Into my cue it will go for sure!

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  6. Those really are super cute..your embroidery is very nice too! Maybe I'll try a couple of them..have to check out my stash yarn.

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  7. Awesome! How can I have missed that pattern?!?

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  8. they are so darn cute I'm going to have to add them to my list of things to do for my little miss....tooooooo cute and sounds quick!

    Corrie:)

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  9. SO adorable! I made 3 for my triplet nephews this winter. They are addictive! Watch out ;)

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  10. As others have said, this is the perfect example of a pattern in Knitty that I skipped over with a "meh" when it first came out. But when I see it "in real life" when someone else has knit it, I exclaim, "Why haven't I seen that before? It's so cute! I must have one now!"
    Thanks for showcasing it. Off to find some cotton . . .

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  11. Annie - thank you, thank you, thank you for featuring this patter on your blog! I recently had to go on a business trip and whipped up a bunch of these little beauties for my babies and for friends. I LOVE it!

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  12. Hi, I tried to use some of the links on the left side of the screen to read other entries, but for some reason I get redirected to a blank page... Just for you to know, any how, thanks for the space! Love your blog!

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