Thursday, 25 February 2010

Pacman Patch

1 of ?? (possibly even ???) complete

It's about 5x5 inch

Colour Changing and the 8-bit blanket


I've learned how to successully colour change. This has resulted in planning a new project! I'm gonna make another patch blanket ('cause having 3 on the go already just ins't enough!). This time, retro game patches. I'm in the process of making up all the charts! Here's a sample of things to come:

(Sonic was a bit of a bitch)

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Mneh Mushroom

Booooo! My plan for the Mario Kart Mushroom has failed! So, i'm gonna start on the squid and go back to the mushroom when I know what the hell I am doing.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010


Yep, I'm gonna finish the Mario (hopefully by the end of March?) then the Biscuits (quite frankly, I expect to completely abandon this after 1 try) then PLANETS!! Hells yeah!!

First need to figure out how to knit a sphere....then add characteristic features...JUICEBISTER!!

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Mario Kart Bullet Pattern

Needles: 4 x DPN 3.25mm

Yarn: Hayfield Bonus DK in Black and White.

Cast on 72 stitches evenly across 3 needles (24 on each) in black

To Make the Bullet:
Row 1-8 : Knit.
Row 9: *K4, K2tog, repeat from *
Row 10 : *K3, K2tog, repeat from *
Row 11 : *K2, K2tog, repeat from *
Row 12 : Knit.
Row 13 : *K3, Inc1 repeat from *
Row 14 : *K4, Inc1, repeat from *
Row 15 : *K5, Inc1, repeat from *
Row16-48: Knit.
Row 49+: keep knitting in the round, transferring the last stitch on each needle to the next then k2tog, until there are 3 stitches on each needle, cut yarn and thread through live stitches, pull tight, weave in ends.

For the back of the bullet
Cast on 3 st on each needle and knit in the round in black

Row1: K
Row2:*K1, Inc1, K1, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row3:*K1, Inc1, K3, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row4:*K1, Inc1, K5, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row5:*K1, Inc1, K7, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row6:*K1, Inc1, K9, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row7:*K1, Inc1, K11, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row8:*K1, Inc1, K13, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row9:*K1, Inc1, K15, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row10:*K1, Inc1, K17, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row11:*K1, Inc1, K19, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)
Row12:*K1, Inc1, K21, Inc1, K1 (repeat from *)

Ok, now you need to do this for each needle - not knitting in the round. Complete theses rows on one needle, then the other ones separately.

Row1: bind off 2, K22, Slip last one
Row2: bind off 2, P19. Slip last one
Row3: bind off 2, K16, Slip Last one
Row4: bind off 2, P13, Slip last one
Row5: bind off 2, K10, Slip last one
row6: bind off all p wise.

To make the eyes:

First eye:
Co 14
Row1: K in black
Row2: P in bl
Row3: K1 bl, k2 White, k5 bl, k5 wh, k1 bl
Row4: P1 bl, p5 wh, p5 bl, p2 wh, p1 bl
Row5: K1 bl, k3 wh, k3 bl, k6 wh, k1 bl
Row6: P1 bl, p6 wh, p3 bl, p3 wh, p1 bl
Row7: K2tog in bl, k3 wh, k1 bl, k5 wh, k2tog wh, k1 bl,
Row8: P1 bl, P6 wh, P1 bl, P3 wh, P1 bl
Row9: skp, k to end.
Row10: P2tog, P to end
Row11: bind off

Second eye:
Co 14 in black
Row1: K in black
Row2: P in bl
Row3: K1 bl, k5 White, k5 bl, k2 wh, k1 bl
Row4: P1 bl, p2 wh, p5 bl, p5 wh, p1 bl
Row5: K1 bl, k6 wh, k3 bl, k3 wh, k1 bl
Row6: P1 bl, p3 wh, p3 bl, p6 wh, p1 bl
Row7: K2tog in bl, k5 w, k1 bl, k3 wh, k2tog wh, k1 bl,
Row8: P1 bl, P3 wh, P1 bl, P6 wh, P1 bl
Row9: skp, k to end.
Row10: P2tog, P to end
Row11: bind off

To make the Arms:

Co 12 – in white
Row 1, 3: K
Row2, 4, 6, 8: P
Rows: 5, 7: K
Row 9: bind off 3, K9
Row 10: bind off 3 p wise, P6
Row11: K
Row 12: P
Row 13: K
Rows 14:P
Row 15: add 3, K
Row 16: add 3, P
Rows 17, 19, 21, 23: K
Rows 18, 20, 22, 24: P
25: add 6, K
26: add 6, P
27, 29, 31, 33, 35: K
28, 30, 32, 34, 36: P
37: bind off.

Fold the arms up (with some filling in - I just used a bit of white wool) and sew together, bending at the elbow (rows:10-14). Sew 2 black lines on the hand to make fingers.

With black yarn co 15
Row 1: K
Row 2: P
Row 3: bind off.

Sew this around the shoulder (I guess??) of the arm- it makes it look neater when you sew the arm onto the body.

Sew on Hands, shoulder and eyes. Sew half of the back onto the bullet, fill with beans, and sew up! Weave in ends!!

I love sharing! WOO! But please give credit where credit's due and don't try to pass this off as or sell this(the pattern) as your own work! Ta muchly!

Mario Kart Bullet

Bullet is finished now, will post pattern later.

Commencing mushroom...

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Next project - Biscuits! NOM!

OMG! My attention span is shocking, i'm already thinking about my next project! I am going to knit a JAMMY DODGER!


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Mario Power Ups Project

Ok, Mario Project is underway!!! Click the images to go to the knitting patterns I've attempted to write for some of the toys I'm making.

Mario Invincibility Star
Started : Feb 10th '10
Finished: Feb 13th '10

I've decided on the bullet next, going with the ones I think are easiest and working my way up.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Rubik's Cube Bean Bag

Took a YEAR, a WHOLE YEAR, to knit this. Worth it tho'.

Mario Plus Knitting Equals Happy Rachel

I have sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many projects on the go. I get excited about something then half way through get an idea for something else and oops...another projected not finished.

So far there are 3 blankets, 2 rugs, a hat, a draft excluder and a bag.

WELL, they are all going to have to wait! Today I knitted a Super Mario Invincibility Star and tomorrow I start work haven't decided actually - one of these:

Mario Kart Invincibility Star Pattern

This pattern has moved to Lahela Knits

Basketweave Stitch Hat Pattern

Using 4 double pointed needles: Cast on 90 stitches (or any number ending in 0) evenly over 3 needles.

*(K5, P5) around for 4 rows
(P5, K5) around for 4 rows

Repeat from * until 4 pattern repeats from desired length.

(K5, P1, P2 tog, P2) around
(K5, P4) around
(K1, K1tog, K2, P4) around
(K4, P4) around

(P1, P2 tog, P1, K4) around
(P3, K4) around,
(P3, K1, K2tog, K1) around
(P3, K3) around

(K3, P1, P2tog) around
(K3, P2) around
(K1, K2tog, P2) around
(K2, P2) around

(P2tog, K2) around
(P1, K2) around
(P1, K2tog) around
(P1, K1) around

Cut wool and thread through the live stitches pull wool tight and weave in ends.

Copyright © 2010 Rachel Murray