Saturday, May 25, 2013

Revolver Knitting Pattern


Okay, so the knitted gun is finally here!

Everyone needs a knitted gun. They might not know it yet, but they do. It's the only gun you will ever need in fact. An utterly useless one. Mine was originally made for my father, a big film noir fan and based on one of the guns Phillip Marlowe uses in The Big Sleep - a Colt Offical Police .38 Revolver.

 I entered the weird world of gun enthusiasts to design this. There was a lot of research on terminology as I needed to figure out the names of all the bits of the gun in order to name them in the pattern.
The Colt Official Police originally came with a 4", 5" or 6" barrel so you can choose what size you'd like yours to be. It is worked in pieces. The main body is knitted as one piece and stuffed with a cardboard template and the other pieces are knitted, stuffed and sewn in place. The barrel is stuffed with a pencil and glued to the cardboard template inside the gun.

It is for intermediate knitters - the main body is worked in the round, there are increases and decreases and some simple embroidery.

Gauge is important so that the templates for stuffing the gun fit properly, and is 5 stitches or 7 rows per inch.

Needles: Size 5 US/3.75mm - dpns and straight needles
Materials: DK yarn in grey or black and brown

It is an abbreviated pattern with all abbreviations given, and clear written instructions with accompanying photos are given for making it up.

More info on the pattern page on Ravelry page where you can purchase it for the princely sum of 2.75 Euro.

Coming soon to Etsy also.