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« on: September 11, 2010 12:27:04 PM »

Okay, this is a weird question - but how would I go about knitting a shape like an "grounded" electrical plug?  You know, the 3 prong ones?  (I'm building an "anti-skank" costume for use on Halloween - it's going to be less skanky or skeevey than all the skimpy clothing/non-clothing options.)

I have black yarn, a set of dpns...how would one go about doing this?

(I assume it can be done - just trying to figure the shaping of it.)

Any master knitters want to help me out?

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2010 02:23:15 PM »

I'm relatively new to knitting and by no means a master knitter, but I think the easiest thing would be to knit the sides of the plug flat, then sew them together and stuff with some fiberfill or something. I think knitting in the round would make it hard to get the square shape. The seams would help with the shaping.  For the prongs maybe wrap some yarn around a straw or something light? I think an icord would be too floppy. I'm sure someone else has a better technique, but it may work. Good luck and post pics of your costume when you are done!
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2010 04:35:12 PM »

I think mudbug's right about the plug part, but I think a tight icord would be stiff enough, if not, you could stuff it as you go.

Do you crochet? A couple of stiff pieces of single crochet would work for the 2 flat prongs.

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