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...
Doctor Who cosplay based on Clara Oswald from the episode Mummy On The Orient Express. Screen accurate beaded overdress was purchased and modified, underdress self drafted and sewn, hair clip handmade, wig cut and styled. Other near-screen-accurate props purchased. Photo taken at GallifreyOne 2020.
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").