Penelope Polar Bear Mittens
PENELOPE POLAR BEAR MITTENS
A sweet pair of mittens perfect for keeping little hands warm and toasty in the colder months. These are quick and easy to make and minimal in their design. I've gone for monochrome and used grey for knitting the hand, but you could use any colour.
The mittens are worked flat on straight needles from the bottom up and then seamed together at the end. The polar bear is added using duplicate stitch (my favourite method for adding designs to knitwear!). This means the mittens are knit in plain grey with a block of white at the top of the mitten. The bear's ears, eyes and nose are then embroidered over the top of the plain stitches at the end. Sizes 0-6M and 6-12M are thumbless and sizes 1-2Y and 2-3Y include thumbs. The mitten top is shaped using mirrored decreases for a professional finish.