Monday, October 23, 2006

Flying Spaghetti Monster Halloween Costume

Are you looking for a quick and easy Halloween costume?

I knitted this in about 4 hours before the law school Halloween party. It was a big hit, and super easy and fun to knit.


Plus, what better way to pay homage to His Noodly Pastaness?

Materials:
Bernat Berella worsted weight white yarn.
Meatball colored yarn. I just used some scraps left over from an afghan I knitted last year.
Size 10 double pointed needles (3)

The gauge is really not important for this pattern.

Terms:
kfb: knit into the front and back of each stitch

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

Icord: knit 3 stitches then, instead of turning the work, slide it down to the other end of your dpn and knit. Repeat. There is a great tutorial here if you are not familiar with Icord (scroll down to near the end of the page).


Instructions:


Meatball:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: k1, kfb, k1 (4 stitches)
Row 2: k1, kfb twice, k1 (6 stitches)
Row 3: k1, kfb 4 times, k1 (10 stitches)
Row 4: knit across
Row 5: k1, k2tog 4 times, k1 (6 stitches)
Row 6: k1, k2tog twice, k1 (4 stitches)
Row 7: k1, k2tog, k1 (3 stitches)

Do not bind off.
Begin working your Icord. Keep going until you have a few inches of Icord and then work another meatball. Continue in this way, adding different lengths of Icord between your meatballs, until the whole chain is about as long as a long necklace. Sew your end to your very first meatball to make a spaghettiesque loop.



Now pick up 3 stitches at a random place on your loop and begin working in Icord. Add meatballs and new Icords in random places. These will be your noodly appendages. Make two noodly appendages especially long to hang them off your arms.

Finishing:

Sew in the ends of your meatball colored yarn, but let the white yarn hang for more spaghettification.

Once you have your desired number of noodly appendages, start attaching more white yarn in random places all over your costume. I just picked up loops of yarn with my fingers and then stranded the white yarn through and tied it in a square knot. Pretty soon your costume will look pastalicious.

I finished to look by wearing the spaghetti costume over a white shirt, my space skirt, and topped it of with a pastafarian hat.

And since you all know how much I like to dress up my cats, here's Holly!

2 comments:

Mandy said...

Thanks for posting your pattern! I made one and a matching hat... it was hit! Here's a picture.

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