Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A little promise

Hi everyone,

As mentioned in my last post (yes it has been a little while since I last wrote) I mentioned that I had another Star Wars inspired project in the making. Well now that it's finished and it has been passed on to it's new owner I can share it with you all...

I made a Yoda beanie!  My little nephew B was ecstatic when he received it.  I have even heard that he wears it constantly to kinder and is held in high praise by his friends because of it. Go B! May the force be with you!

The pattern for the beanie part is not my design, it comes from Knitted Critters for kids to wear.  I really love this as it's such a quick design to knit and it fits so well.  The pattern for the ears I was able to design myself and as a little gift to everyone I am going to share it with you.  My nephew can not be the only Star Wars fan out there and I am sure there are many people who would appreciate a Yoda beanie :)

Now this is the first time that I have ever written a pattern to share.  I have many at home (usually scribbled down on pieces of paper that only I seem able to decipher on a good day), so I hope that it reads right for you. 

Yoda Knitted Ears

Glossary:             M1 - make 1 stitch knit wise (knit into front & back of stitch)
                           K2 tog – knit 2 stitches together (put needle through back loop of both stitches),    
                              yarn over, pull though, then push both stitches off needle.

 Using a pair of 4mm needles & 8 ply wool, cast on 20 sts (leaving 30cm tail to sew onto beanie with).

Row 1: K 20
Row2:  P4, K12, P4 (20 sts)
Row 3: M1, K18, M1 (22 sts)
Row 4: P5, K12, P5 (22 sts)
Row 5: M1, K20, M1,  (24 sts)
Row 6: P4, K16, P4 (24 sts)
Row 7: K24
Row 8: M1, P3, K16, P3, M1 (26 sts)
Row 9: K26
Row 10: P4, K18, P4 (26 sts)
Row 11-20: Alternate between row 9 & 10, starting on row 9, ending on row 10
Row 21: K2tog, K22, K2tog (24 sts)
Row 22: P4, K16, P4 (24 sts)
Row 23: K2tog, K20, K2tog (22 sts)
Row 24: P4, K14, P4 (22 sts)
Row 25: K2tog, K18, K2tog (20 sts)
Row 26: P4, K12, P4 (20 sts)
Row 27: K2tog, K16, K2tog (18 sts)
Row 28: P4, K10, P4 (18 sts)
Row 29: K2tog, K14, K2tog (16 sts)
Row 30: P4, K8, P4 (16 sts)
Row 31: K2tog, K12, K2tog (14 sts)
Row 32: P4, K6, P4 (14 sts)
Row 33: K2tog, K10, K2tog (12 sts)
Row 34: P4, K4, P4 (12 sts)
Row 35: K2tog, K8, K2tog (10 sts)
Row 36: P10 (10 sts)
Row 37: K2tog, K6, K2tog (8 sts)
Row 38: P8 (8 sts)
Row 39: K2tog, K4, K2tog (6 sts)
Row 40: P6 (6 sts)
Row 41: K2tog, K2, K2tog (4 sts)
Row 42: P4 (4 sts)
Row 43: K2tog twice (2 sts)
Row 44: P2 (2 sts)
Row 45: K2tog

Fasten off and weave in end.  Once the ear is finished weave cast on edge thread along edge and bring out in the middle of the ear.  Fold ear in half (right sides facing) and slip stitch along edge for about 4-5 rows to form a crease. Take thread back to centre of ear, and with remaining thread sew ear onto beanie.

Repeat pattern for other ear.

A close up of the ear.

I hope that I have written this so that it is easy to follow but if you have any questions please let me know.



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