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Stormtrooper Ski Mask
Finished
April 28 2018
April 28 2018
Project info
Stormtrooper Ski Mask
Machine Knitting
Madison Children's Museum Adult Swim on May 4th
HatBalaclava
Tools and equipment
Brother KH-930 Electroknit
Yarn
8.5 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
Notes

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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Finished
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