Knit Raygun by NeedleNoodles
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Knit Raygun

August 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
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Enjoy all of the sci-fi fun of wielding your very own raygun, without any of the sci-fi carnage!

This is a knitting pattern suitable for intermediate knitters, and involves the following techniques:

  • Working in the round
  • The following stitches: k, p, k 2 tog, lifted increase (KLL, KRL),
  • pinhole cast on (instructions for this are included with the pattern)
  • pull up stitch (instructions for this are included with the pattern)

Finished raygun is about 6” tall, 8” long .

For demonstrations of some of the knitting techniques used in this pattern, check the videos below:

Pull-up Stitch Demonstration (knitting)

Knitting the edge in the knit raygun pattern

Pinhole Cast On for Circular Knitting Movie (right handed)

This pattern is written in English and all needle sizes, abbreviations, etc. are American. Contains 15 fully-illustrated pages with large, easy-to-read text and lots of photos, diagrams and charts to accompany the written instructions.

Suggested Materials:

  • Yarn:

Blue: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: Marina; 2 skein

Black: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: Coal; 1 skein

White: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: White; 1 skein

(Or worsted weight yarns of your choice. Under 200 yards needed in Blue, under 50 yards needed for all other colors. I strongly suggest using a feltable wool (or other animal fiber) yarn, as non-felting yarns will produce a very differently shaped raygun. If you must use a non-felting yarn, I suggest using a smaller needle size to produce a denser fabric-- something around a US size 5)

  • One set of US Size 8 double pointed needles

  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in yarn ends)

  • Scissors

  • Needle and Thread

  • Stuffing (I use polyfill)

  • Light and Dark Blue felt

  • White embroidery floss