Years ago, I started these and gave them all around.  However, I never published a pattern for them.  With an upcoming move, I remembered that I promised someone to make them one and haven’t managed in five years (there are _good_ reasons for that, though).  Finally, I made another one and this time, I thought of writing things down.  So enjoy this little friend.  (I also plan on doing one with another space invader, so if you want a more iconic version, stay tuned.)

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Materials you need:

  • 3.5 mm double pointed needles (dpns) (or circulars for magic loop method)
  • 2 balls of yarn (I used Lana Grossa Cool Wool for that project, but any sports weight will do) in different colours (I will use the actual colours used here to explain the pattern)
  • stitch markers
  • tapestry needle

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Abbreviations (a.k.a. stitches you should know):

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • ktbl – knit through back loops
  • k2tog – knit two together
  • stb – switch to black
  • stg – switch to green

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Techniques you should know (because I will not explain them; there are already so many helpful videos and tutorials out there!):

  • intarsia
  • intarsia in the round
  • how to switch colours effectively horizontally and vertically

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Pattern:

  • 2×2 rib: 2ktbl, 2p (throughout the round)

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Steps:

  1. with black: cast on 120 stitches
  2. distribute stitches on needles (if you use dpns) as you like, join the round, being careful not to twist
  3. work 3 rows in 2×2 rib
  4. stg, repeat step 3
  5. stb, repeat step 3
  6. repeat step 4
  7. stb, k 3 rows
  8. stg, k 3 rows
  9. repeat step 7, k 3 more rows
  10. k48, stg, k3, stb, k3, stg, k3, stb, k6, stg, k3, stb, k3, stg, k3, stb, k48  (you start intarsia in the round for the end of the round)
  11. p48, stg, p3, stb, p3, stg, p3, stb, p6, stg, p3, stb, p3, stg, p3, stb, p48
  12. repeat step 10
  13. p51, stg, p3, stb, p3, stg, p6, stb, p3, stg, p3, stb, p51
  14. k51, stg, k3, stb, k3, stg, k6, stb, k3, stg, k3, stb, k51
  15. repeat step 13
  16. k54, stg, k3, stb, k6, stg, k3, stb, k54
  17. p54, stg, p3, stb, p6, stg, p3, stb, p54
  18. repeat step 16
  19. p48, stg, p24, stb, p48
  20. k48, stg, k24, stb, k48
  21. repeat step 19
  22. k48, stg, k6, stb, k3, stg, k6, stb, k3, stg, k6, stb k48
  23. p48, stg, p6, stb, p3, stg, p6, stb, p3, stg, p6, stb, p48
  24. repeat step 22
  25. p51, stg, p18, stb, p51
  26. k51, stg, k18, stb, k51
  27. repeat step 25
  28. k54, stg, k12, stb, k54
  29. p54, stg, p12, stb, p54
  30. repeat step 28
  31. p57, stg, p6, stb, p57
  32. k57, stg, k6, stb, k57
  33. repeat step 31
  34. k 6 rows
  35. stg, k 3 rows
  36. stb, k 3 rows
  37. stg, (k13, k2tog) around, k 1 row, (k12, k2tog) around
  38. stb, (k11, k2tog) around, k 1 row, (k10, k2tog) around
  39. stg, (k9, k2tog) around, k1 row, (k3, k2tog) around
  40. stb, (k2, k2tog) around, k1 row, (k1, k2tog) around
  41. thread yarn twice through remaining stitches and pull tightly
  42. weave in ends
  43. set your intarsia straight
  44. block if wanted
  45. done!

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