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Topic: hitchhiker's guide marvin the cuddly android - pattern included  (Read 32815 times)
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« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2005 03:02:53 AM »

I totally love this little dude, thanks SO much for this pattern! but i was just wondering...could u possibly tell me the size of his head? i know this sounds odd, but im looking into other ways of knitting spheres, and if i follow one way i would want it to be in porportion, you know?
the head is about 13" circumference. i'm sure there are better ways to make a sphere, i went for the easiest!

Could anyone tell me how difficult this pattern would be for a beginner? I was thinking when I learn to knit I'd try this first IF it's easy enough.
it's fairly basic but uses some more advanced skills like increasing, decreasing, and intarsia (colour knitting) for the eyes. it'd be nice beginner exercise in those things if you know the basics, though.

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« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2005 09:30:58 AM »

Okay. thanks!

« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2005 02:30:15 PM »

thanks! now ive just gotta go get me yarn Smiley

« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2005 07:41:13 PM »

Here's my Marvin! The only mod I made was to knit his head in to more a spherical shape.

Thanks for the great pattern!
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2005 06:57:55 AM »

aww so cute! good job pie! how did u do the heaD?

« Reply #25 on: May 24, 2005 07:42:00 AM »

aww so cute! good job pie! how did u do the heaD?

This is how I made the head more spherical:

CO 12
r1 and every odd row: P
r2: (k1, m1) to end
r4: (k2, m1) to end
r6: k3, m1, (k5, m1) 6 times, k3
r8: k4, mi, (k7, m1) 5 times, k3
work 3 rows in St st
follow the intarsia chart (doing 12 sts before and after)
work 6 rows in St st (my notes are little fuzzy here, this may be 8 rows)
next RS row: (k6, k2tog) 6 times, k1
next RS row: k1, (k2tog, k4) to end
next RS row: (k1, k2tog) to end
next RS row: k2tog to end

I hope that's right. I didn't take very good notes when I was working it all out  Smiley
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2005 10:26:01 AM »

this is amazing... i'm going to have to figure out intarsia so i can make it!

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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2005 10:45:52 AM »

wow..that's on my too do list after I learn to knit.  -isn't having much luck-
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« Reply #28 on: June 03, 2005 10:27:50 PM »

This is my Marvin (finally).. I accidently reversed the colors on the feet. And I added a towel, because you never know when they'll come in handy.
« Reply #29 on: August 10, 2005 07:51:30 PM »

just wanted to join in the praise chorus for the pattern! i finished mine today.

did anybody else feel like Dr. Frankenstein when putting him together? i had to fight back the urge to shout, "IT'S ALIVE, ALIIIIIIIVE!"  Grin

he's actually a birthday present for my friend who went to see this with me and leaned over just to say, "hey panda, knit that for me!" ...little does he know, i actually did! i'm going to give him a towel as well, because as ihabiadai said, you never know when they'll come in handy!
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