10 mars 2012

The world's friendliest ghost



Theodore is very fond of a particular swedish cartoon ghost and of course I wanted to make one for him. I made it up as I went along and I might have done a couple of things different a second time around, but for all of you who want a ghost of your own - here is how I did it.

I used the magic loop method, but I'm sure dpns will do as well. 


Yarn: Drops Nepal from Garnstudio (about 1.5 50g balls), black and brown scrap yarn for face and details.
Needles: Circular neelde 5 mm/US 8
Övrigt: Filling for the body

Body 
CO 8 st on circular needle or dpns. Knit in the round.

1: Knit 2 st in every st til end of round (16 st)
2: Knit
3: Knit 2 st in every other st til end of round (24 st)
4: Knit
5: Knit 2 st in every 3rd st til end of round (32 st)
6: Knit
7: Knit 2 st in every 4th st til end of round (40 st)
8: Knit
9: Knit 2 st in every 5th st til end of round (48 st)
10: Knit
11: Knit 2 st in every 6th st til end of round (56 st)
12: Knit
13: Knit 2 st in every 7th st til end of round (64 st)
14-52: Knit
53: Knit 2 st in every 4th st til end of round (80 st)
54: Knit
55: Knit 2 st in every 5th st (96 st)
56-60: Knit
61: Purl
62: Knit 48 st, BO 48 st (48 st)

From here the body is knitted back and forth (not in the round).

63-80: Knit garter stitch.

BO leaving a tail of yarn to stitch up the bottom of the body.

Arms
CO 16 st on circular needle or dpns. Knit in the round.

1-11: Knit
12: Knit 7, knit 2 st in one st twice, knit 7 (18 st)
13-20: Knit

Graft together the18 st and make another arm.

Finishing
Fill the body and sew up the bottom, Weave in all ends and sew the arms to the body. Use the scrap yarn to give the ghost a face and details. All done!

Theodore likes it!

4 kommentarer:

Medea sa...

Ååh vilken fin! Hoppas det är okej att jag lånar bild och länkar från 365 saker du kan sticka?

Thepas sa...

Ja, det är självklart ok. Det finns en svensk översättning också, i ett inlägg några dagar tidigare.

Anonym sa...

Hejsa :0)))) Hvor er den fin - jeg må straks strikke til min datter

Tak for opskriften

kærlig hilsen
Birgitta

StickLena =KnitLena sa...

Jättefint och roligt mönster! Sparar det ifall jag träffar någon som vill ha ett eller så stickar jag ett till mig själv...