After a few years of focusing on more original costuming, I've returned to making screen accurate props and costumes (and returned to the rpf!), and I thought I'd share my big build from this past winter: hand-knitting a replica of the lavender and yellow plaid blanket Clara Oswald wraps up in...
Hand-knit screen accurate Mummy On The Orient Express blanket prop. Completed blanket is 154 stitches wide by 224 rows long. With the double-purl technique, this results in 69,300 stitches total, including cast-on and cast-off rows. The hand-knitting took more than 100 hours to complete.
Screen accurate knitted Mummy On The Orient Express blanket in progress. The inverted double-knitting (double-purl) results in a double sided blanket, one side primarily lavender and the other side primarily yellow.
For my Mummy On The Orient Express cosplay, I wanted to recreate the plaid blanket Clara wraps up in near the end of the episode. I created a screen accurate knitted prop, starting with self-drafting a knitting chart to be worked in inverted double-knit ("double-purl").