Unless you are/were one of the lucky ones to get into a World Tour Screening we are nearly at the premiere of a new season of Doctor Who. And we know how I feel about having fitting crafts for the times right? So why not a re-imaging of the fourth doctor’s scarf with some illusion knitting to go with it. Designer, Franklin Habit, has done just that.
Illusion/Shadow knitting is a technique, where using two colors and the basic knit stitches of Knit & Purl (seriously everything is built on those two guys). You use two colors and alternating your knit and purl stitches in pattern to create an image that is only visible at certain angles. A fun way to have a surprise picture appear. You can see this effect in the scarf photo.
I’ve always been torn about making myself a 4th doctor scarf, but this? This will have to happen. Head over to Raverly to purchase you own copy.
So there is a movie franchise that is getting more movies . Something about a long time ago in a galaxy far away. Or so I’ve heard. Raverly Designer Therese Sharp has designed a pair of Chewie Mittens. With SDCC happening right now and more cons approaching, what better then knitting some geek love? The pattern is available on Raverly.
Cut off one head and another two shall take its place.
Now if I could do this with mitts I would have a whole lot of mitts. Raverly user megaptra has designed and released a free pattern for Hydra mittens.
Color work mittens for the evil organization that just never dies.
So today in the states at least a lovely movie came out. Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Go see it, its fun and a great conspiracy meets Superhero type movie. I even wrote a review here, there is a break before the spoilers if you want to take a read. So in that fashion I wanted a Winter Soldier Geek Craft for today. I mean he shares the name of the movie with Cap, and I’ve already posted a Captain America Sweater.
So this time it’s the Winter Soldier. This free pattern by Maratini on Ravelry are a perfect way to get a fun fiber made metal arm. Much better than being captured and experimented on by evil organizations I would say. And that whole losing an arm bit. That doesn’t seem like any fun.
It’s been quite cold these past few months. Who wouldn’t want something warm to wrap themselves up in? Designer Kraftling has got you covered with their Double Knit Kraken Cowl.
Who wouldn’t want that wrapped around them during the next Polar Vortex, Blizzard, -30 wind chill day? For those that don’t know double knitting is a simple process by which you create a two sided fabric, reversible fabric as you knit. An easy process that gives you a double thick fabric in the colors of your choice.
February is nearly over but I’m still cold. So I have been looking at all warm weather things, and pondering making thrummed everything. And looking at stranded items. These mittens came up and until the end of today they are on sale for 40% off the pattern.
I will be trying my hand at colorwork once again to do these mitts. I think I may make them in red and gold for Merlin or Red and black for House Targaryen. Hmm, red and black are my favorite colors. Fire and Blood it is.