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I dream of someday becoming a mad scientist. ...or a llama farmer. ...or a mad llama scientist. For now, I craft and write patterns.


It could be said that I pursue my goals by odd means. :)

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Knit Raygun

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Knit Raygun
Knit Raygun
Knit Raygun

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Working in the round
  • The following stitches: k, p, k 2 tog, lifted increase (KLL, KRL),
  • pinhole cast on (instructions for this are included with the pattern)
  • pull up stitch (instructions for this are included with the pattern)

Pattern Description:


Enjoy all of the sci-fi fun of wielding your very own raygun, without any of the sci-fi carnage!

This pattern is written in English and all needle sizes, abbreviations, etc. are American. Contains 15 fully-illustrated pages with large, easy-to-read text and lots of photos, diagrams and charts to accompany the written instructions.

For demonstrations of some of the knitting techniques used in this pattern, check the videos below:

Pull-up Stitch Demonstration (knitting)

Knitting the edge in the knit raygun pattern

Pinhole Cast On for Circular Knitting Movie (right handed)


10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in stockinette

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished raygun is about 6" tall, 8" long .


  • Blue Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: Marina; 2 skein
  • Black Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: Coal; 1 skein
  • White Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes: White; 1 skein
  • One set of US Size 8 double pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle (for weaving in yarn ends)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and Thread
  • Stuffing (I use polyfill)
  • Light and Dark Blue felt
  • White embroidery floss

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes

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