Sunday, 28 October 2012

Screme - It's a ghost!

For Halloween a quick and easy knit! A Screme Egg Ghost - and ... pause for effect ....
It glows in the dark! 
Taking a photo was tricky, and it doesn't show you how brilliant (if I say so myself) it is. Pickle-Lily and I had great fun trying to take photo's in the cloakroom, trying all the different settings on the camera.
It really does glow!

To make the ghost, you need
4mm knitting needles
white double knit yarn
2 googly eyes
and DMC Glow in the dark embroidery silk No E940

Using the white yarn and the embroidery thread together cast on 25 stitches.
Knit the two 'yarns' together, counting each one as a stitch
Garter stitch 15 rows and then cast off. I had to use just the white yarn to cast off with. This is your body. Fold in half length ways and seam the two long sides.
For the arms, using just the white yarn cast on 8 stitches, knit 1 row and then cast off.
Over sew the two long sides together.
Leave a long tail to sew with
Then sew to either side of the ghost and then add two eyes. Pop a screme egg inside, as the yarn is very thick it will support your ghost nicely.
To make your ghost glow, stand him under a light for a while, the longer he stays, the longer he'll glow.
I'm joining in with Handmade Monday as it's half term - yippee - so I can visit all the lovely blogs on there.
Happy Halloween!


delia hornbook said...

He is brilliant ;-)) dee


He is wonderful - sadly the Screme egg wouldn't last long in him if he were mine. Hope you have a good week.

knitnrun4sanity said...

What a brilliant idea - he will look stunning displayed on halloween :)

Wendy said...

How fab is that? Love that he glows in the dark!!

threads 'n' shreds said...

hee hee - cute!

Mythillogical said...

I'm very impressed that he glows!

tickledpinkcrafts said...

He's fab! I haven't had a Screme Egg yet. Must get one before Halloween is over.

Jam Dalory said...

What a brilliant idea! Love it! x

Highland Monkey's said...

Glowy embroidery thread, well, what a brilliant idea. Like his googly eyes!

Free Spirit Designs said...

amazing!! i'm loving the glowing in the dark :) x

Handbags by Helen said...

Wow, I never knew you could get glow in the dark will. Fabulous

Ali said...

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. Kids will love them for halloween.
Ali x

AliceAndFlorence said...

What a cutie!