Friday, August 19, 2011
Got left-over sock yarn? Looking for something to knit while watching your favorite Sci-Fi or Fantasy movies? How about your own set of pointy ears!
The S(p)ock Pattern is available as a free download from Ravelry.
The ears are knit from the lobes up with short-rows shaping the front and back of the tip. Stitches are then picked up around the sides and bottom of the ear to form the “cuff.” Left and right ears are knit the same; they are simply embroidered on opposite sides.
After some research (OK, I wore the ears around the house for a while), I learned that the ears stay on well enough by themselves, but if they are to be worn for a long time, or by children, affixing the ears with a little double-sided tape may be good insurance.
Small (older child or small adult) [Large (adult)]
Length: 3.5 ins / 9 cmWidth: 1.75 ins / 4.5 cm
[MC] Scheepjes Invicta Extra [75% wool, 25% polyamide-nylon; 218 yd/200 m per 50g skein]; color: 1415 (fawn); 1 skein - a pair of ears uses approximately 8 g/35 yd/32 m of yarn
[CC] Scheepjes Invicta Extra [75% wool, 25% polyamide-nylon; 218 yd/200 m per 50g skein];color: 1419 (chocolate); one yd/m
1 set US #1/2.25mm double-point needles
1 set US #1/2.25 mm straight needles (optional – you may also work back-and-forth on dpn’s)
40 sts/56 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch
Media: as seen on:
Atlantica Magazine, Sept-Oct 2008 issue