Montag, 9. September 2013
USS Enterprise NCC-1701
USS Enterprise NCC-1701 (by Vintersju) Alyssa . Cast on 1 stitch on a double pointed needle. R1: K1, P1, K1 in the same stitch R2: (turn needle) Purl all R3: Kfb (Knit front and back) of all stitches R4: Purl all R5: Kfb all (12 stitches) Divide the 12 stitches onto 3 double pointed needles. Knit all of them, joining the round. (R6) R7: [Kfb, K1] around R8: Knit all R9: [Kfb, K1] around R10: Knit all R11: [Kfb, K2] around R12: Knit all R13: [Kfb, K3] around R14: Knit all R15: [Kfb, K4] around R16: Knit all R17: [Kfb, K5] around R18: Knit all Continue with this process (increasing by one K stitch in each odd-numbered row) until you reach [Kfb, K10]. Then knit one row and bind off. Repeat all of it for a second circle and sew the two pieces together. Not forgetting to stuff them, of course. There will be two small holes around the beginning, but you can easily sew them together with a bit of tail from your cast on stitch. 2. The Belly Take one double pointed needle and cast on 3 stitches. Knit Kfb of each stitch (making it 6), then while you distribute the stitches on three needles, [K, Kfb], resulting in 9 stitches total. R1 & 2: Knit all R3: [K2, Kfb] around (12 stitches) R4: Knit all R5: [K3, Kfb] around (15 stitches) R6: Knit all R7: [K4, Kfb] around (18 stitches) R8: [K2, Kfb] around (24 stitches) R9 – 37: Knit all (if you are unhappy with the length of the belly, adjust to your preference here) R38: K2tog all around (12 stitches) (Remember to stuff the piece, if you haven’t done so already) R39: K2tog all around (6 stitches) R40: K2tog all around (3 stitches) Break yarn, finish stuffing and close the belly up. When you assemble, the end that you finish working on, is the front. 3. The Propulsion Units They work very much the same like the belly. Take one double pointed needle and cast on 3 stitches. Knit Kfb of each stitch (making it 6), then while you distribute the stitches on three needles, [K, Kfb], resulting in 9 stitches total. Stuff along the way. (And again: If you are not happy with the length or any other part of them, simply adjust to your preference.) R1 & 2: Knit all R3: [K2, Kfb] around (12 stitches) R4: Knit all R5: [K3, Kfb] around (15 stitches) R6: Knit all R7: [K4, Kfb] around (18 stitches) R8 – R51: Knit all R52: K2tog all (9 stitches) R53: (K2tog)4, K1 (5 stitches) Break yarn, finish stuffing and close the piece up. When you assemble, the end that you finish working on, is the front. Now repeat everything for the second propulsion unit. The main pieces are done now and all that is left are the connections. 4. The Connecting Pieces 4.1 From belly to propulsion unit I knitted a 6 stitch I-chord, but wouldn’t necessarily recommend that, unless you know how to make the I-chord super tight despite of so many stitches. I would now just cast on 9 stitches on 3 double pointed needles and K all for 17 rows. (If you want longer connections, add more rows). Bind off all stitches. Repeat the whole process. Now you have two yarn-tubes. Sew them to each side of the belly (where you like them placed, although it should be in the back of it). Once one end of the tube is sewn to the belly, you can stuff it. If you have wire, now would be the time to use it. I put two wires through the belly, going up through the connection-tube and then into the propulsion unit (so make sure your piece of wire is long enough). With the wire in the propulsion unit, you only need to sew the connection tube into place. For the connection between belly and pick up and knit 14 stitches on 3 double pointed needles (5, 4, 5 stitches on the needles) around the front area of the belly. Join the round and knit all for 5 rows. In the 6th row k2tog on the needles with 5 stitches. Continue knitting all stitches for 3 more rows. Bind off all stitches and stuff the piece. Work one or two wires into the head (it is heavy, so I had to use two to keep it upright) and run them through the connecting section into the belly. If the wires are nicely in place, sew the connection to the head. Add as many details as you like! And your Enterprise should be able to go where no man has gone before!