Brains by Faye Kennington


August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch (knit in the round)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
265 - 285 yards (242 - 261 m)
Average Adult ( 21”/53cm finished circumference)
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The possibilities for needing to appear undead are numerous: Hallowe’en, the local Zombie Crawl or as disguise in the event of an actual invasion. Be prepared. Knit Brains – a balaclava with exposed brain tissue, “rotting” duplicate stitch mouth-hole, red-rimmed eye holes and a bonus optional drooping eyeball - you can be ready in a flash. With a 21”/53cm un-stretched finished circumference, this piece fits an average adult. It may be the best, freakiest thing you’ve ever made.

t2bp - place next st on cn and hold to back, k next stitch, p st from cn

t2fp - place next st on cn and hold to front, p next stitch, k st from cn

Approximately 210 yards/ 192 meters single -ply worsted weight wool in dead skin colour (MC); approximately 28 yards/ 25 meters single -ply worsted weight wool in brains colour (CC1); approximately 18 yards/ 16 meters single -ply worsted weight wool in mouth colour (CC2); approximately 8 yards/ 7 meters single -ply worsted weight wool in tooth colour (CC3).

Samples made with:
(MC) Malabrigo Worsted in “Moss”, or
MC Manos del Uruguay Maxima “Stratus”, and
CC1 Malabrigo Worsted “Damask Rose”
CC2 Manos del Uruguay Maxima “Dark Chocolate”,
CC3 Malabrigo Worsted “Pearl”

1 set US 7/4.5mm double-point needles; 16” length-inch US 7/4.5mm circular needle; Multi-coloured Stitch Markers; Cable needle; Small – medium crochet hook; Tapestry needle; 1-2 oz Polyester Fiber Fill (for optional eye.)

Skills: Knitting in round, duplicate st, twisted sts, cord, whip st, short rows.