So. Recently I made a steampunk outfit for my adorable niece Vi to wear to a theme wedding. It was fun and easy to make, and holy crap is she cute in it. I mean, vomit inducing cute. Pictures to follow as soon as I have them, I promise.
Her father is possibly a bigger Whovian than I am, so when I got the idea to add a pocket watch to her costume, I knew which one it had to be. The Doctor's watch. The Fob. Since the idea made me giggle, I figured the finished project would be fairly epic. It was also an insanely quick knit, finished in one evening. I simplified the map of space time to be easier to embroider with something as bulky as yarn.
Materials used: Caron Simply Soft in heather and black, the back of a plastic grocery bag, cut to size
Gauge and needles: About 4st/inch. I used size 3, use whatever you need, or size up or down for desired size.
Abbreviations used: co-cast on; st-stitches; k-knit; p-purl; k1fb-increase by knitting into the front and back of one stitch; k2tog-knit two together. Got it? Good, moving on.
For both the back piece and the watch cover start here-
Using the longtail method, co 5st
Row 1: knit
2:k1, k1fb, p1, k1fb, k1
4:k1, k1fb, p3, k1fb, k1
6:k1, k1fb, p5, k1fb, k1
8:k1, k1fb, p7, k1fb, k1
10:k1, k1fb, p9, k1fb, k1
12:k2, p11, k2
14:k2, p11, k2
16:k1, k2tog, p9, k2tog, k1
18:k1, k2tog, p7, k2tog, k1
20:k1, k2tog, p5, k2tog, k1
22:k1, k2tog, p3, k2tog, k1
24:k1, k2tog, p1, k2tog, k1
(Bind off here for cover, keep knitting for back)
26:k1, s1, k2tog, psso, k1
30:k1, k1fb, k1
32:k1, k2fb, k1
34:k1, k2tog twice, k1
2 stich icord 2 inches or so
4 stich icord 4 inches or so (to fit the baby's hand)
trim yarn, pull through final loop
double over the 4 stitch icord, sew down end
See diagram for picture to embroider w/contrast color
For more Who goodness, check out my new Doctor Who font!