Haven't you always wanted your very own "Kiteman" finger puppet at the end of your fingertip, ready to do your every whim?. He also doubles as a decoration for the end of your pencil? Take him back to school - amaze your friends.
Well now you are in luck, (with some encouragement from Caitlin's Dad and knitting efforts from Stinkymum), this treasured artifact can be yours. One problem - you have to know how to knit!
Step 1: Gentlemen take your needles!
Take number 3 mm knitting needles and some yarn in the following colours
white - for the body
pink - for the head
black for tufts of hair and embroidered features
a small amount of green for dapper bow tie
With your 3mm knitting needles and white yarn (I am using Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand, as I love this yarn) cast on 14 stitches.
Garter stitch two rows
Using stockinette stitch and starting with a knitted row, knit 16 rows ending with a purl row
(you will also need a nice sharp darning needle with a big eye!)
Step 2: Colour Change
After finishing your 16 stockinette stitch rows in white, change to flesh pink and knit another 10 rows using stockinette stitch starting with a knit row and ending with a purl row.
knit two together to end (you will now have 8 stitches - unless of course you made a mistake)
Run a darning needle through all the stitches, pull up very tightly and bind of tightly for the top of his head
Step 3: Right sides together!
With right sides together sew up your creation starting from the head using the end of the pink yarn. Continue sewing down and use white yarn to sew up the little body. The seam will be at the back of the puppet! You have now achieved faceless "Kiteman" (but of course he is inside out!)
Step 4: Turn the little darling right side out
Turn the little guy right side out after sewing neatly on the wrong side. (aaah!)