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Skull and Crossbones Motif
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Sep 6, 2011 05:40:32   #
FireballDave
 
Arrr, judgin' by the way ye all like pirate designs for International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19th September, I've come up with this larger skull and crossbones motif based on Richard Worley's flag.

The design area is 36 stitches by 36 rows. Knitted using DK yarn on 4mm needles at 22 stitches and 28 rows over 4"/10cms, this will produce a finished image approximately 6.5" (16.5cms) wide by 5" (12.5cms) high, which I think is a useful size. This is only a guide, you could use any weight of yarn/gauge you like to suit your particular application.

Anyone wanting my Pirate Hat Egg Cosy design, this is located at:

http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-28205-1.html

Have fun with yer yaarrrn me hearties, arrr!
Dave
Skull and Crossbones Motif

Scaled to show knitted proportions

 
Sep 6, 2011 07:48:57   #
Poledra65 (a regular here)
 
Thank you for sharing that. He's awesome!! I could see him flying above the Black Pearl. ;)
Sep 6, 2011 07:54:05   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Oooooh

*´¨)¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
Thank you!
(¸.·´ (¸.·* soooooooooooo much...as I am trying to collect Skull type hat, scarf and fingerless mitts to knit for my grandson...I found a few on Ravelry...but I think I will use yours to interject in the scarf I make for him.


Camilla
Sep 6, 2011 08:07:43   #
FireballDave
 
Poledra65 wrote:
Thank you for sharing that. He's awesome!! I could see him flying above the Black Pearl. ;)


Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you like him

Dave
Sep 6, 2011 08:09:58   #
FireballDave
 
CamillaInTheDesert wrote:
Oooooh

*´¨)¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
Thank you!
(¸.·´ (¸.·* soooooooooooo much...as I am trying to collect Skull type hat, scarf and fingerless mitts to knit for my grandson...I found a few on Ravelry...but I think I will use yours to interject in the scarf I make for him.


Camilla



He might make a good cushion cover in a chunky yarn.

Have fun!
Dave
Sep 6, 2011 08:27:40   #
nitchik (a regular here)
 
Thanks for the pirate cosy pattern.
It looks just right for my grandson's bear - he had asked me to make a pirate hat for it, and now you've made it easy!
 
Sep 6, 2011 09:04:14   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Ooooh another great idea....I think you mean a throw pillow?..hehe love our language barrier...way fun trying to sort it out.

FireballDave wrote:
CamillaInTheDesert wrote:
Oooooh

*´¨)¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
Thank you!
(¸.·´ (¸.·* soooooooooooo much...as I am trying to collect Skull type hat, scarf and fingerless mitts to knit for my grandson...I found a few on Ravelry...but I think I will use yours to interject in the scarf I make for him.


Camilla



He might make a good cushion cover in a chunky yarn.

Have fun!
Dave
Sep 6, 2011 09:07:36   #
FireballDave
 
nitchik wrote:
Thanks for the pirate cosy pattern.
It looks just right for my grandson's bear - he had asked me to make a pirate hat for it, and now you've made it easy!


Happy to help, do post a pic when it's done!

Dave
Sep 6, 2011 11:10:17   #
nitchik (a regular here)
 
It'll be awhile, lol.
I have bad carpal tunnel and I'm not supposed to knit, need surgery, but sneaked a little last night. Tut-tut!
But I will remember the pic,eventually!
Sep 6, 2011 13:50:50   #
FireballDave
 
nitchik wrote:
It'll be awhile, lol.
I have bad carpal tunnel and I'm not supposed to knit, need surgery, but sneaked a little last night. Tut-tut!
But I will remember the pic,eventually!


OUCH! How very painful and frustrating. I hope the surgery goes well and you make a full recovery.

Dave
Sep 6, 2011 13:57:32   #
nitchik (a regular here)
 
Thank you.
I have had it in both wrists for 8 months. I had to wait to get Medicare this August to have medical coverage as I had lost my job...so I hope to have surgery soon.
Now it will be one at a time, with healing time for each before I can knit again.
Though there is _slight improvement just with the passing of time, and I snuk in a very teeny bit of knitting last night. Started a little Love Bug that was posted here recently. I _can't _bear not knitting...
 
Sep 7, 2011 05:45:01   #
Dreamweaver
 
You must have been reading my mind. Didn't even have a chance to comment on the darling egg cozy - as I was thinking to myself - how to make it a little bigger. Have a sock pattern with skull and crossbones but wanted to add wristlettes or end of scarf design and needed a little bigger... Now I don't have to do the work. Thank you kind sir.
Sep 7, 2011 06:30:34   #
NeomaDennise
 
My dd's boyfriend will love this! No time to make for Christmas, but will give it a try for his birthday. Thanks for sharing!
Sep 7, 2011 06:33:06   #
FireballDave
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
You must have been reading my mind. Didn't even have a chance to comment on the darling egg cozy - as I was thinking to myself - how to make it a little bigger. Have a sock pattern with skull and crossbones but wanted to add wristlettes or end of scarf design and needed a little bigger... Now I don't have to do the work. Thank you kind sir.


My pleasure! Richard Worley's flag is just the right proportions to go on all kinds of things, so I got out the graph paper and doodled a bit. I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.

Dave
Sep 7, 2011 06:39:06   #
Cookie_Sue
 
CamillaInTheDesert wrote:
Oooooh

*´¨)¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
Thank you!
(¸.·´ (¸.·* soooooooooooo much...as I am trying to collect Skull type hat, scarf and fingerless mitts to knit for my grandson...I found a few on Ravelry...but I think I will use yours to interject in the scarf I make for him.


Camilla

I have attached a picture of my double knit skull scarf. The pattern doesn't call for turning the skulls half way through but if you don't - they will be upside down. An adventure in knitting to say the least - using a chart top down! PM me for the pattern -it is Art Yarns and I am not sure where I got it.
scarf folded in half with Fuzzy keeping watch

close up of both sides

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