Monday, 3 October 2011

Little Big Planet Sackboy






Sackboy has always been one of my top project I wanted to knit but have always been occupy with other things.  I found Alan Dart’s sackboy version but wanted to have a happy face for him, so I made some alteration to the pattern.  I knitted every thing in the round since I hate seaming. For his happy face, I binded off 24 stitches and cast back on 24 stitches on the next row between the last inc row and the first dec row for the head.

The hands were a little tricky too and I didn’t really like having all five fingers. I wanted the hands to look more like the sackboy i purchased from the shop so I only knitted a thumb for him and have the other 4 fingers knitted together. I thought it looked better this way.

I also used snap buttons for the joints because I wanted it to be moveable just like in the game.  Anyway below is the alteration I made to Alan Dart’s sackboy version.  Please note that I only made changes to its Head and hands.  Other parts are knitted as directed by Alan Dart.

Yarn: Naturally Loyal 8ply/DK

Needles: 3.25mm needles 40cm circular needles

Mouth:
With the circular needle cast on 8 stitches.  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.
Row 1:  knit
Row 2:  kfb to every stitch [16 sts]
Row 3:  knit
Row 4:  (K1, kfb) to end [24 sts]
Row 5:  knit
Row 6:  (K2, kfb) to end [32 sts]
Row 7:  knit
Row 8:  (K3, kfb) to end [40 sts]
Row 9:  knit
Row 10:  (K4, kfb) to end [48 sts]  bind off.


Tongue
With the straight needle cast on 8 stitches. 
Row 1-4:  knit
Row 5:  ssk, k4, k2tog
Row 6:  ssk, k2, k2tog
Bind off.


Head:
With the circular needle cast on 12 stitches.  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch. Work onto double‐pointed needles when necessary.
1st inc row (Inc 1, inc 1, K1) to end. [20 sts]
Next row Knit.
2nd inc row (Inc 1, K1) to end. [30 sts]
Next row Knit.
3rd inc row (K1, inc 1, K1) to end. [40 sts]
Next row Knit.
4th inc row (K1, inc 1, K2) to end. [50 sts]
Next row Knit.
5th inc row (K2, inc 1, K2) to end. [60 sts]
Next row Knit.
6th inc row (K2, inc 1, K3) to end. [70 sts]
St st 2 rows.
For mouth K23, BO24, K23
For mouth K23, CO24, K23
St st 2 rows.
1st dec row (K6, k2tog, K6) to end. [65 sts]
St st 3 rows.
2nd dec row (K6, k2tog, K5) to end. [60 sts]
St st 3 rows.
3rd dec row (K5, k2tog, K5) to end. [55 sts]
St st 3 rows.
4th dec row (K5, k2tog, K4) to end. [50 sts]
St st 3 rows.
Sew in mouth and tongue and start shaping the head as you go.
5th dec row (K2, k2tog, K1) to end [40 sts].
St st 2 rows.
6th dec row (P2tog, P2) to end [30 sts].
St st 2 rows.
7th dec row (K1, k2tog) to end [20 sts]. Start inserting stuffing before hole gets too small.
Next row Purl.
8th dec row (K 2 tog) to end. [10 sts]
Break yarn and thread tail through remaining stitches, pull to inside of cap and weave in end.




Arms (make 2 pieces)
With the circular needle cast on 6 stitches.  Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches. Place a stitch marker on the first stitch.

Row 1:  Knit.
Row 2:  kfb into every st to end. [12 sts].
Row 3-16:  knit. 
Row 17:  Cast on 4 sts, bo 4, knit to end 
Row 18-20:  knit. 
Row 20:  (k4, k2tog) to end 
Row 21:  (k3, k2tog) to end 
Use tweezers to stuff firmly and bind off using kitchener stitches.  


   
Killerbees

4 comments:

  1. I've just found your patterns and blog via Ravelry.

    Your patterns are great!! Well done. I can't handle dpns and I've been knitting for over 30 years!!!

    Liz

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  2. Thanks for your comment. You can always try circular needles if you don't like dpns.!!

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  3. misfitknits aka jess.10 November 2011 16:48

    i love your little sack boy!! i found alan dart's pattern probably a year ago & knitted it up for my boy- the head was so much bigger than the body it ended up being more like a sack boy bobble head!! XD my son still thinks it's awesome, but i have NEVER been pleased with it...
    so i'm going to try again, but this time with your modified version of alan's pattern. but i was wondering, you said you used "snap buttons" for the joints to make it moveable, but i'm left wondering what a snap button is! if you could elaborate i would appreciate it SO much! also, just a suggestion, but a picture in your original post would probably be helpful to others as well! ;)
    <3 misfitknits

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  4. hi misfitknits,
    sorry for the late reply as i read your comment one bz morning and forgot to reply after tat.
    but the sew on snap button looks like this: http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/214223233/sew_on_snap_button_8_5mm.html
    u can unbutton them to make your snap boy position as you want.

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