Hedgehog Mittens (2012)

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hedgie front
Pattern:  Morehouse Farms Hedgehog Mittens

  Green Mountain Spinnery "Alpaca Elegance", 1 1/2 skeins
Method:  Hand knitting
Completed:  December 18, 2012.

A delightful pattern from Morehouse Farms.  Once I saw the picture, I could not not knit these for a young hedgie-fan friend.

I used the Green Mountain Spinnery Alpaca Elegance that I had on hand, and a  few feet of brown Koigu KPM from a sock project for the nose.  I made the adult size small -- which is probably far too large for anyone other than an adult with a large hand.  Will wear well with a small liner mitt.

The "quills" are made by casting on 4 stitches and immediately casting them off, every other stitch -- it's a fair bit of work, but having stiff needles with a sharp point is a lot of help.

  hedgieshedgie tummies Top & tummy views

top viewhedgie ball
Action shots!

head closeup
Close up of the head.  You don't quite get the full sense of the glass (bead) eyes.

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