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« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2005 08:45:14 AM »

He's great!
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2005 08:51:42 AM »

Very well done!  Cheesy And I love the pose with the cane! Just the other day I told my boyfriend, "Do, or do not. There is no try."
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2005 09:50:25 AM »

I am at a loss to find instructions for knitting one of these.  Anyone have any ideas?  Would it just be a tube gathered at the top with I cord arms? And then some stitches picked up and increased/decreased for ears?  I'm so sad as I actually have the motivation to make this but jumbled up ideas about where to start.
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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2005 10:36:33 AM »

Well, I this was my first attempt at knitting a ball-like shape, so I probably did it wrong.  I can give a rough pattern, just to give you guys an idea, but I don't remember what I did exactly. 

I started with the head.  I casted on 6 stitches and divided them between double pointed needles.  (BTW, I used a size 8 needle, but I probably should've went down a size or two because when stuffing it, I found that I could see through it.) 

Head
knitted in the round
With dpn CO 6

Transfer stitches evenly on three needles

1.) k to end
2.) [k1 m1] to end
3.) k to end
4.) [k1 m1] to end
5-7.) k to end
8.) [k1, k2tog] to end
9.) k to end
10.) [k1, k2tog] to end
11.) k to end
Bind off

Ears
Make 2
On Straight needles
1.) k3
2.) p across
3.) k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
4.) p across
5.) k across
6.) p across
7.) k2tog, k1, k2tog Do not turn
work I-cord for two rows to form tip of the ear.  Bind off

Bottom

CO 6 stitches

1.) k across
2.) k1, m1, k4, m1, k1
3.) k across
4.) k across
5.) k1, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k1
7.) k across
 
Bind off

Body
Worked in the round
Pick up 24 stitches evenly around the bottom and transfer them evenly on three dpn

Knit in st St until tube reaches approximately 2 1/2 inches. 

1.)k3, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k6, k2tog, k3
2.)k across
3.)k3, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k5, k2tog, k2
4.)k across
5.)k2, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k4, k2tog, k2
6.)k across
7.)k1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k2, k2tog,k1
Bind off

Yoda's arms are just two I-cords (made from three stitches) tacked on and tied at the hands.

Yoda's robe
On straight needles
CO 18

1,2.) K across
3.) k2, p14, k2
4.) k across
5.) k2, p14, k2
6.) k5, slip last 3 k st from right needle on to stitch holder.  K11, slip last 3 k st from right needle onto stitch holder, k2
7.) k2, cast on 3, p8, cast on 3, k2
8.) K across
9.) k2, p14, k2
10.) k6, m1, k6, m1, k6
11.) k2, p16, k2
12.) k6, m1, k8, m1, k6
13.) k2, p18, k2
14.) k6, m1, k10, m1, k6
15.) k2, p20, k2
16.) k across
17.) k2, p20, k2
18.) k across
19.) k across
20.) k across
Bind off

For the arms of the robe, slip three stitches of the holder and pick up three stitches where you casted on over the hole.  Knit it stockenette until is is the desired length.  Make two.

Assembly
Sew the ears to the head.  Stuff the head.  I pulled some of the stuffing through the knits on the top of his head to look like his fuzzy hair.  I don't remember how I made his nose, but his other facial features were stitched in.

When you stuff the body, leave the neck area a little empty, that way when you sew the head on (just graft the six stitches from the head to the six from the hole of the body) it droops a little, giving him that Yoda posture.

Well, there it is. Boy, writing all that out was exhausting!  Next time I decide to wing-it, I'll keep a note pad next to me to jot down notes!

I apologize in advance if the pattern turns up freaky results.  I tried to remember exactly what I did.  (Sorry!)

If I forgot anything, let me know
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« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2005 12:35:32 PM »

This is SO CUTE! EE!!
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« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2005 12:39:22 PM »

Excellent that is!

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« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2005 01:55:40 PM »

Awesome!  If the hubby stops being such a butt-head I may just have to try that tonight.  Thanks!!
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2005 02:43:13 PM »

I didn't get him totally finished last night, but so far it's going well.  I did notice though that in the picture he's wearing what looks like - for lack of a better description - an undershirt made from a different yarn.  Are my eyes playing tricks on me or is there a piece missing from the pattern?  I've got an idea already of how to accomodate that, and I'm going to try it tonight at my sit & knit meeting so hopefully tomorrow I'll have pictures to share.
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2005 02:48:42 PM »

You're eyes are not deceiving you...I am.  Yep, there is an under shirt of sorts, but I didn't finish it.  It was made because I didn't like how the robe was so open, exposing poor Yoda's vulnerable underbelly. It's just a simple garter stitch knit swatch that tapers at one end into an I-cord.  The other side (the one I haven't finished) is same thing.  They are supposed to tie together.   I'm just going to stitch them into his back, giving him an extra layer of clothing.  Sorry for omitting that detail! 

BTW, I used crochet thread for that piece, which made a very fine knit.

Again, sorry!
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2005 07:13:48 PM »

No problem - I understand that this is a work in progress.  Smiley  I got to my sit & knit group tonight and realized I'd left *all* of my knitting needles at home so I haven't gotten him finished yet, but there's still hope for a finish tonight.

I do have to say that I'm having a blast with this so far and all the gals at the knitting group tonight were asking about the pattern - they think he's just adorable!   Smiley
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