Stormtrooper Ski Mask
April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018

Stormtrooper Ski Mask

Project info
Machine Knitting
Madison Children's Museum Adult Swim on May 4th
Tools and equipment
Brother KH-930 Electroknit
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch

On May 4th this year (“May the Fourth be with you.”), I will be holding a machine knitting demonstration for the Madison Children’s Museum Adult Swim Night, which has a theme of … what else??!! Star Wars!

Based on the work of Andrew Salomone, I thought to create a series of ski masks of Star Wars characters. This is my first attempt. Generally pleased with how it turned out. The floats are dreadful, and I have not yet devised a way to get some eye holes into it, so as it is you cannot see anything when you’re wearing it. I think I will try the next one in DBJ.

1 used 1.3 stretch in img2track. I think I need more stretch, or I will pre-stretch the image. Also, I altered the image significantly, removed some of the space between the eyes and mouth, and cleaned up the graphics, in general.

I knitted about 12 rows before beginning the pattern, and an addditional 30 rows of white at the top, to give room for sewing the crown. Total of 129+10+30=169 rows. That length seems generally pretty good.

I decided I didn’t like it so flat, so added some padding along each side. I think it’s better. Also managed at least one eye hole, by pulling at the stitches and then sewing the edges back a little.

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April 28, 2018
April 28, 2018
About this pattern
Personal pattern (not in Ravelry)
  • Project created: April 29, 2018
  • Finished: April 29, 2018
  • Updated: May 6, 2018