Thursday, December 2, 2010

Don't forget your Robot!

Surfing through knitting patterns, I came across the adorable Pocket Robot. I knew that this was something that I needed to make for Keith (After seeing the Robin Sparkle episode in How I Met Your Mother, he's been saying "Don't forget the robot" repeatedly.)

I used remnant WoTA yarn and size 5 double pointed needles for my robot.

The pattern lacks directions for the stripes and embroidery that make it so special (They are leaving it up to you which is great, but I loved how the example turned out!) I reconstructed the following stripes from the image:
  • Knit as directed in the MC for the first 13 rows.
  • Knit rows 14 and 15 in black
  • Continue in MC for 3 more rows
  • Knit rows 19-24 in red (6 rows total)
  • Finish the body in the MC.

The details were added just after the stripes were knit, before the body was sealed.

For the finishing details, I used 13 beads evenly spaced around the collar. I used black fingering weight wool and silver thread on the body embroideries. The eyes were size 6/0 beads.

Final size of the body: 3"x2"

Before adding the appendages, this robot looks a bit like Humpty Dumpty.

I'm considering making an even smaller robot on size 1 needles with fingering weight wool. Super fun!