Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Godzilla hoodie

Original: Steggie by Julia Farwell-Clay, from Knitty (Screenshots from the pattern included for reference)

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Materials:

Reference, as supplied by the Client:

Construction:

The original is made in pieces and seamed: 

Image from knitty.com

Mine is made is one piece, and seamed up the center back, with a three stitch steek in the center front:

The plates on Godzilla are up the center back (as opposed to the sleeves), and applied using an afterthought i-cord style-ish attachment as follows:

  • Drop down to a US size 6/4.00mm needle for the plates

  • work to 1 st before the end, sl1, pick up 1 st from edge, pull slipped stitch over the last st, turn. (I omitted the YO in the final version.)

  • pick up 1 st from edge, purl that st together with first spike stitch.

Additionally, I added one bead on the edge of every RS row, and well as on all bound off stitches on top edge of the plates:

This is v1, which still included the YO. (Later omitted)

Tail:

Work 5-stitch plate in CC with 1 st MC.

Increase 1 st at plate edge in MC every 4 rows until the tail is a bit longer than you’d like.

Work mostly 5 stitch plates on the tail, until you’re nearly at the length you want the tail bit to be, then work a few 7 stitch plates.

Bind off all but 2 MC sts and begin working 10 stitch plates. Work in this style until the length of the bottom edge of the bind off and the top of the back plates match the length of the back of the sweater all the way up the back of the hood.

It looks a bit strange, and it’s a little hard to describe, so I’ve included a drawing of how I did it.

I attached the bound off edge of the tail to the center back of the cardigan, and then used a running stitch to sew the MC portion of the tail to one side of the back, all the way up to the hood. (The smaller five stitch plates end up staggered from the center 10 stitch plates; which is most excellent.)

Once that was joined, I used a tidy running stitch to attach the other side of the back, using the running stitch to go through all three layers (back, tail, back).

I sewed the steek in front, two rows of machine stitches on each side, cut the steek, placed the zipper with Wonder Clips, basted it in place with red thread, then sewed it into the sweater using a backstitch.

I attached half of the snap to the end of the tail, and the other half juuuuuuust inside the pocket, so that the tail would be safe from accidental toilet dipping.

Pockets:

Pick up 15 stitches, 4 stitches up from the edging and 4 rows in. Work 1” in st st, then do 1 full fashion decrease at open edge twice, then every RS row until 6 sts remain. BO, then pick up 3 sts for every 4 row along open edge. Work in 1x1 rib for 1”; bind off. Seam to sweater using a tidy mattress stitch.

We also tested the blacklight reactive beads:

Blacklight photography is hard

Rexzilla roars a mighty roar!

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Friday, December 2, 2022

What dog? There are no dogs in this bed. 🐾 #RescueDogsOfInstagram #PitbullMix #GEPDARescue #AdoptDontShop #PitbullsOfInstagram #hannahjams #lifeinhanna #PitbullsInPajamas 🐾 [Image Description: An extremely handsome brown brindled pitbull/chihuahua/dachshund mix and a predominately white dog with brown and black brindled spots are wearing matching buffalo check pajamas with red trim. Both are on a California king bed with sheets that almost perfectly match their pajamas.] to line break


via Instagram What dog? There are no dogs in this bed. 🐾 #RescueDogsOfInstagram #PitbullMix #GEPDARescue #AdoptDontShop #PitbullsOfInstagram #hannahjams #lifeinhanna #PitbullsInPajamas 🐾 [Image Description: An extremely handsome brown brindled pitbull/chihuahua/dachshund mix and a predominately white dog with brown and black brindled spots are wearing matching buffalo check pajamas with red trim. Both are on a California king bed with sheets that almost perfectly match their pajamas.] https://instagr.am/p/Clsed-fOa_R/

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Chilly dog. (Get it?!) πŸ₯Ά 🐾 #RescueDogsOfInstagram #PitbullMix #GEPDARescue #AdoptDontShop #PitbullsOfInstagram πŸ₯ΆπŸΎ [Image Description: An extremely handsome brown brindled pitbull/chihuahua/dachshund mix is cozily nestled into a cozy blanket and against a heating pad on an extremely comfortable recliner. Not shown: it is 72°F in the house.] to line break


via Instagram Chilly dog. (Get it?!) πŸ₯Ά 🐾 #RescueDogsOfInstagram #PitbullMix #GEPDARescue #AdoptDontShop #PitbullsOfInstagram πŸ₯ΆπŸΎ [Image Description: An extremely handsome brown brindled pitbull/chihuahua/dachshund mix is cozily nestled into a cozy blanket and against a heating pad on an extremely comfortable recliner. Not shown: it is 72°F in the house.] https://instagr.am/p/CljVRp_JZ0U/

Friday, November 25, 2022

Tail in progress. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ (Pattern: heavily modified Steggie hoodie from @knittymag by @farwellclay, yarn: Lisa Souza Pyrenees Worsted) πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ I’ll write up my changes, they currently live in the messiest handwriting on the pattern in @knitcompanion. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #IndieDyersOfInstagram #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #ProjectSweaterChest #handknit #couture #Bespoke #KidsKnits #Knitty #Godzilla #FanArt πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ [Image Description: an artsy shot of the scalene triangular tail of the Godzilla sweater, clipped in place with Wonder Clips, and put on a child-sized dress form. The bottom of the unfinished dinosaur shirt peeks out.]


via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/ClZvvc2P70r/ Tail in progress. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ (Pattern: heavily modified Steggie hoodie from @knittymag by @farwellclay, yarn: Lisa Souza Pyrenees Worsted) πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ I’ll write up my changes, they currently live in the messiest handwriting on the pattern in @knitcompanion. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #IndieDyersOfInstagram #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #ProjectSweaterChest #handknit #couture #Bespoke #KidsKnits #Knitty #Godzilla #FanArt πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ [Image Description: an artsy shot of the scalene triangular tail of the Godzilla sweater, clipped in place with Wonder Clips, and put on a child-sized dress form. The bottom of the unfinished dinosaur shirt peeks out.]

One million, billion tiny little stitches, and one hundred percent worth it. πŸ‘©‍🍳 πŸ’‹ There’s still a bit of work left on my Very Political Embroidery Art Piece, but, the big part is done. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to share the finished project with all of you. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ #Bespoke #Couture #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #Needlework #Embroidery #PoliticalArt #AllArtIsPolitical #LoveIsLove #NoH8 πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ [Image Description: an EXTREEEME close up of very delicate gold stitches securing a patch to a dark blue denim jacket.]


via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/ClZRJEmPTpb/ One million, billion tiny little stitches, and one hundred percent worth it. πŸ‘©‍🍳 πŸ’‹ There’s still a bit of work left on my Very Political Embroidery Art Piece, but, the big part is done. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ I absolutely CANNOT WAIT to share the finished project with all of you. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ #Bespoke #Couture #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #Needlework #Embroidery #PoliticalArt #AllArtIsPolitical #LoveIsLove #NoH8 πŸ‘©‍πŸ³πŸ’‹ [Image Description: an EXTREEEME close up of very delicate gold stitches securing a patch to a dark blue denim jacket.]

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

This is 40! πŸŽ‚ No makeup, just me. πŸŽ‚ [Image description: a A striking, freckled and fair-skinned Iranian American woman with purple and orange floofy hair grins toothily while holding a cake with candles that read “40”. The cutest boy in the world, with resplendent long brown locks is photobombing with enthusiasm. Dimples are in abundance.] to line break


via Instagram This is 40! πŸŽ‚ No makeup, just me. πŸŽ‚ [Image description: a A striking, freckled and fair-skinned Iranian American woman with purple and orange floofy hair grins toothily while holding a cake with candles that read “40”. The cutest boy in the world, with resplendent long brown locks is photobombing with enthusiasm. Dimples are in abundance.] https://instagr.am/p/ClU0xIXJMTa/

The first (of many) Godzilla spikes. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ (Pattern: heavily modified Steggie hoodie from @knittymag by @farwellclay, yarn: Lisa Souza Pyrenees Worsted) πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ I’ll write up my changes, they currently live in the messiest handwriting on the pattern in @knitcompanion. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #IndieDyersOfInstagram #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #ProjectSweaterChest #handknit #couture #Bespoke #KidsKnits #Knitty #Godzilla #FanArt πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ [Image Description: an extreme close up of a turquoise, beaded triangle.]


via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/ClU0JfppxsX/ The first (of many) Godzilla spikes. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ (Pattern: heavily modified Steggie hoodie from @knittymag by @farwellclay, yarn: Lisa Souza Pyrenees Worsted) πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ I’ll write up my changes, they currently live in the messiest handwriting on the pattern in @knitcompanion. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #IndieDyersOfInstagram #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #ProjectSweaterChest #handknit #couture #Bespoke #KidsKnits #Knitty #Godzilla #FanArt πŸ“½️🎞️πŸŒ‡ [Image Description: an extreme close up of a turquoise, beaded triangle.]

Monday, November 21, 2022

Getting back into the swing of attending live #theatre! (Adding these to the grid for posterity. And also because I forgot to do it at the show.) to line break


via Instagram Getting back into the swing of attending live #theatre! (Adding these to the grid for posterity. And also because I forgot to do it at the show.) https://instagr.am/p/ClPaJ56v_vH/

Friday, November 11, 2022

A perfect project for when you need to stab something a few thousand times. πŸͺ‘ (This is the back of the jacket that will boast my Very Political Art Embroidery piece.) πŸͺ‘ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸͺ‘ #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #couture #Bespoke #AllArtIsPolitical #PoliticalArt #Embroidery #Handwork #Needlework #Stitching πŸͺ‘ [Image Description: An enormous quilting hoop placed over a similarly sized machine embroidered patch featuring a golden phoenix. There is a hexagon-shaped bit of beeswax, gold embroidery thread, and a pair of leopard print Gingher embroidery scissors carelessly(?)/artfully(?) on top of the piece. Red basting stitches are visible, temporarily securing the patch to the jacket.]


via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/Ck07WADp8SC/ A perfect project for when you need to stab something a few thousand times. πŸͺ‘ (This is the back of the jacket that will boast my Very Political Art Embroidery piece.) πŸͺ‘ You can hear all about this project, and all the others on The Knitmore Girls Podcast, available on all of your favorite audio platforms. πŸͺ‘ #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker #couture #Bespoke #AllArtIsPolitical #PoliticalArt #Embroidery #Handwork #Needlework #Stitching πŸͺ‘ [Image Description: An enormous quilting hoop placed over a similarly sized machine embroidered patch featuring a golden phoenix. There is a hexagon-shaped bit of beeswax, gold embroidery thread, and a pair of leopard print Gingher embroidery scissors carelessly(?)/artfully(?) on top of the piece. Red basting stitches are visible, temporarily securing the patch to the jacket.]

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

We went and signed more books at @hicklebees today! 🧦 πŸ“š (Naturally, the sun came out with a vengeance the moment we went to take a picture.) πŸ§¦πŸ“š #Hicklebees #SupportLocalBookstores #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #SockKnitters #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker


via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CkwzNszJZTF/ We went and signed more books at @hicklebees today! 🧦 πŸ“š (Naturally, the sun came out with a vengeance the moment we went to take a picture.) πŸ§¦πŸ“š #Hicklebees #SupportLocalBookstores #KnittersofInstagram #Knit #BIPOCKnitters #SockKnitters #KnitmoregirlsPodcast #BIPOCMaker