After last year's fun with the knit Wonder Woman costume (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=257117.msg2872760#msg2872760
), I struggled to come up with something equally awesome to create to wear to this year's San Diego Comic-Con in July. I didn't have as much lead time this year, with baby projects to create for the beginning of June, so I knew that I wouldn't be doing another full bodysuit arrangement. I decided to create a Green Lantern Corps outfit, knitting a sleeveless Green Lantern sweater and crocheting mask, but wearing bought pants, green Converse, and power ring to fill in the rest of the look.
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Grass and White
Needle: Size US 5 circular for the body, size US 3 for the rib
Gauge: 6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
The sweater is knit top-down in the round. I started with 1x1 rib on US 3 for 1.5", then switched to US 5 and increased with raglan shaping in knit. I bound off the shoulders then worked the front and back separately, increasing at the edges, to the armpit. The chart was made using a logo I found online and Knitpro, which then required a good bit of cleanup in Photoshop. The intarsia chart was worked in the front only while it was still worked flat before the armpit. I cast on 2" under each armpit to get to my high bust measurement. I put in stitch markers at the halfway points.
Knit solid for a few inches to where I would decrease for the waist. On the first row of decreases I inserted 4" of short row shaping for the difference between my upper bust and actual bust measurements. Continued decreasing 4 stitches (1 stitch on each side of the maker) every inch 4 times then increased every inch 5 times. Knit solid for a few more inches until the length from the armpit was 15". Switched to US 3 and knit 1.5" of 1x1 rib.
If you use the chart, please post your projects, I'd love to see them! It is really two colors, green and white, though it appears mottled because of how Knitpro interpreted the image.
The mask pattern is by Priscilla Hewitt.