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20 May 2008 @ 19:48
 

 

Welcome to V.2 of the knitted sonic screwdriver pattern. Since I've (finally!) acquired an actual plastic sonic screwdriver that I can use as a reference, I've been able to update the pattern to be more accurate to the actual item. I hope you're all happy with the results! :)

My sonic screwdriver was knitted on US size 4 double-pointed needles, with Red Heart super value yarn. It was stuffed with polyfill. I would suggest stuffing it as you knit it, because some of the narrower parts might make it difficult to do afterwards.

Whenever I started or ended each colour, I left a tail that was a few inches longer than the sonic screwdriver, and used a needle to pull the ends back through the opening at the black end.

k=knit p=purl    incr=increase    ktog=knit two together    ptog=purl two together

For some reason, I can't get this entry to format correctly in colour, so I've coded the yarn colors this way:  black yarn, beige yarn, gray yarn, blue/aqua yarn

 

Cast on 9 stitches, divide between 3 double-pointed needles

Row 1 k k k  k k k  k k k

Row 2 p p p  p p p  p inc p

Row 3 p p p  p inc p  p p p p

Row 4 p inc p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 5 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 6 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 7 p k k p  p k k p  p k k p

Row 8 p k k p  p k k p  p k k p

Row 9 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 10 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 11 k ktog k  k ktog k  k ktog k

Row 12 k ktog  k ktog  k ktog

Row 13 k inc k  k inc k  k inc k

Row 14 k k inc k  k k inc k  k k inc k

Row 15 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 16 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 17 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 18 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 19 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 20 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 21 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 22 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 23 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 24 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 25 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 26 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 27 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 28 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 29 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 30 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 31 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k 

Row 32 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 33 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 34 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 35 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 36 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 37 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 38 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k  

Row 39 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 40 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 41 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 42 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 43 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 44 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 45 k ktog k  k ktog k  k ktog k

Row 46 k ktog  k ktog  k ktog

Row 47 k k  k k  k k

Row 48 k inc k  k inc k  k inc k

Row 49 k k inc k  k k inc k  k k inc k

Row 50 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 51 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 52 k k k k k k k  k k k k

Row 53 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 54 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 55 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 56 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 57 k k k k  k k k k  k k k k

Row 58 p p p p  p p p p  p p p p

Row 59 p ptog p  p ptog p  p ptog p

Row 60 p ptog  p ptog  p ptog

Row 61 ptog  ptog  ptog 

 

At the end, I cut off the blue yarn, leaving a tail a few inches longer than the sonic screwdriver itself. I threaded this yarn onto a needle, sewed it through the final three stitches, tied it, and then pulled the yarn back through the length of the screwdriver, all the way to the opening in the black end, and I tied it off there as well (see link). Then I braided all the remaining tails together (except for one black one), and stuffed them back inside the end. Using the final black tail, I sewed the opening closed, and wove in the last bit of the black tail.

Now get out there and knit some sonic screwdrivers! :D

Update: This project has been featured in Doctor Who Insider magazine! Check it out, here.

Now available in a more easily saveable/printable format!

 
 
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Green_Wing: dr who - sonic!green_wing on 6th January 2009 01:39 (UTC)
Oooooh so pretty! :O
Is it ok if I print this off to show mum? She said she'd knit one for me if I got the pattern :D
Gosh, that blue is almost fluorescent, it's so bright :D
R. J. Daaerjdaae on 7th January 2009 00:45 (UTC)
I'm glad you like it! Of course you can print it off for your mum to make. :D I hope it turns out nice for you!
Green_Wing: dr who - tardis shinygreen_wing on 7th January 2009 02:32 (UTC)
*yay* thanks! :D
My mum is awfully crafty, she's going to crochet the Converse Slippers for me as soon as the pattern booklet arrives *squee*
This is something to do while she waits, she thinks its very cute *hee* she enables my fandom love, does my mum ;)
I can't wait for my sonic to cuddle in bed at night *happy sigh*
jinxiegirljinxiegirl on 12th June 2009 22:52 (UTC)
Oh you have no idea how much you rock!!!! My DD is 10 and autistic and simply LURVES Doctor Who. So much that she took some sort of crayola light tool and goes around the house pretending it's a sonic screwdriver!!!! Thanks so much! Now I can knit her one to cuddle with and not just "use". LOL *hearts you*
R. J. Daaerjdaae on 13th June 2009 01:47 (UTC)
You're welcome! :D
Stilted attempts at conversation: Glee!hiding_places on 13th July 2010 03:37 (UTC)
I am so glad I live in a world where things like this exist. *is totally going to start knitting this tomorrow*
R. J. Daaerjdaae on 13th July 2010 05:18 (UTC)
Hahaha, glad you like it! :D Good luck!
Mako-chanria_oaks on 28th December 2010 20:51 (UTC)
Just came across this and it's amazing! I'm just learning to knit so it'll be awhile before I can make this, but someday... there are so many geeky things I want to knit and crochet, but I've got a long ways to go! Anyway, thanks for this, one day I'd love to make a go of it.
R. J. Daae: Doctor Mario!rjdaae on 28th December 2010 22:20 (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I'm glad you like it! :) Good luck with your knitting!
Mako-chanria_oaks on 29th December 2010 00:44 (UTC)
Thanks! :) Just got the basics down (working on a scarf), but someday... also, your icon is amazing. I would so play that game if it existed.
(Anonymous) on 3rd June 2011 04:38 (UTC)
Love this project
I really love this one. I am going to try to make it as soon as I get the materials. :) I have been watching Doctor Who since the 80's. Now I can make my own sonic!
Roberta BeyerRoberta Beyer on 27th November 2012 02:26 (UTC)
Just curious
What kind of increase did you use?
R. J. Daae: Doctor Mario!rjdaae on 27th November 2012 02:37 (UTC)
Re: Just curious
Just the standard basic increase that I learned when I first started knitting. (I actually didn't realize there was more than one way, haha.) I'd describe it to you, but it's been a while since I've made anything and I'm not sure I could remember without actually getting some needles out. It wasn't anything special, though. :)
(Anonymous) on 17th April 2014 14:33 (UTC)
Re: Just curious
It's probably k2tog
lotd_fiberarts on 13th January 2013 06:41 (UTC)
LOVE!
I absolutely LOVE the way you have set up the pattern instructions.
It is so easy to follow and makes wonderful sense! Thank you!
R. J. Daae: Doctor Mario!rjdaae on 14th January 2013 04:43 (UTC)
Re: LOVE!
You're welcome! :) I don't 'really' know how to write knitting patterns, so I just tried to explain it as simply and easy to follow-able as possible. I'm glad you like it!
(Anonymous) on 17th April 2014 14:32 (UTC)
: )
Thank you so much! My sister and I are positively OBSESSED with Dr Who and I am really looking forward to knitting this for us. :)
(Anonymous) on 17th April 2014 20:54 (UTC)
Re: : )
Aww, you're welcome! :)
(Anonymous) on 18th May 2014 10:52 (UTC)
Squeal!
I'm knitting this as we speak!
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