Spacebot by Barbara Prime


September 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
24 cm (9.5")
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This advanced-beginner level pattern comes with instructions for the Spacebot toy, a rocket-pack for the robot, and a kitty-bot companion. All the pieces are knit flat, then seamed. The intarsia sections are relatively simple, and a good way to learn this technique. A plastic toy joint is used to allow the robot’s head to turn, and the pattern includes detailed instructions and photos for inserting the joint. The finished toy is fun to embellish with extra buttons, felt, or embroidery.

50 g of worsted weight yarn in grey or white (MC), 50 g of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colour A, 50 g of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colour B, pair of 4 mm (US size 6) knitting needles, 45 mm plastic toy joint, stuffing, pair of 8-10 mm safety eyes or buttons, tapestry needle, small buttons or felt or coloured yarns for embellishment (optional)
Gauge: 5.5 sts and 8 rows per 2.5 cm (1”) in stockinette
Size of Spacebot: 24 cm (9 1/2”)