Linnorm Helm

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Some people paint minis; others sketch their characters or scenes from their adventures. Me, I knit—tentacled beasties, piratical or tentacled hats, fingerless gloves with guild names embroidered across the knuckles.

Being between projects at the moment, I was browsing knitting patterns online and was disappointed to note that although there are some amazing fantasy knitting patterns, I couldn't find any Pathfinder-related patterns! That must be remedied!

As this realization coincided with the first set of pages from the World Guide: The Inner Sea hitting my desk, I thought it only fitting to create a pattern that represents one of the Inner Sea peoples. Thus, I present to you the Linnorm Helm1, 2!

Linnorm Helm
Materials: worsted weight yarn: 1 skein MC (dark red; use 2 skeins for Large version), 1 skein CC1 (dark green), 1 skein CC2 (yellow-green)
1 set US 4/ 3.5 mm double-point needles
Gauge: 24 sts/29 rows = 4 inches/10 cm
Directions for larger version are in parentheses.

Directions:
Using MC, cast on 112 (128) stitches.
From bottom to top, work 2 repeats of the chart A (B).
Using MC, knit for 2 (3) more inches or 5 (7.5) cm.
To decrease for the top:
Row 1: (k6, k2tog)* [98 (112) stitches]
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: (k5, k2tog)* [84 (96) stitches]
Row 4: Knit.
Row 5: (k4, k2tog)* [70 (80) stitches]
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: (k3, k2tog)* [56 (64) stitches]
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: (k2, k2tog)* [42 (48)stitches]
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: (k1, k2tog)* [28 (32) stitches]
Continue working k1, k2tog until 8–10 stitches remain, then bind off. Weave in all yarn tails.

Chart A
Chart B

Errata: If you find that the bottom of the hat tends to roll up on you, start with a 1" ribbed brim, and then begin the chart. Just be sure to take this added length into account in determining when to start decreasing! For the medium size, knit around for 1 inch (2.5 cm) above the end of the chart, then decrease; for the large size, knit around for 2 inches (5 cm) above the end of the chart, then decrease.

1 The charted motifs are based on a motif from Nancy Spies' wonderful book Here Be Wyverns.

2 If you're wearing an actual helm, this hat works well as a liner. It's no fun to have your helm freeze to your ears in winter, believe me!

Judy Bauer
Editor

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Silver Crusade

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I must get my knitting needles out.

Who says Knitting isn't manly?
My Manly Linnorm Helm clearly proves otherwise!


This is awesome! Gotta love Pathfinder crafts hour!


This is totally going to be my wife's next project for me. Now if she would only finish my Cthulhu for me...

Grand Lodge

Well I've made a S12 Doctor Who scarf and have worked on many other things ... I think a Linnorm Helm will be my next. Although I have to say, its like no pattern I've ever dealt with before.


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

Quite interesting to see different kind of RPG crafts :D


I just linked to this over at Ravelry. I know what I'm knitting next! Thanks for posting.

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"A man walks down the street in that hat, people know he's not afraid of anything."


krissbeth wrote:
I just linked to this over at Ravelry. I know what I'm knitting next! Thanks for posting.

Aha, over in Dex + Crafts—excellent, thanks for the link! I can't wait to see your finished version!

Aaron Whitley wrote:
Now if she would only finish my Cthulhu for me...

You know, there's a solution for that... ;-)


Judy Bauer wrote:
krissbeth wrote:
I just linked to this over at Ravelry. I know what I'm knitting next! Thanks for posting.
Aha, over in Dex + Crafts—excellent, thanks for the link! I can't wait to see your finished version!

Any excuse to binge on a KnitPicks spree. :D

Scarab Sages

Awesome. I HAVE TO make this!


This would make a hecka slamming sweater.


Just a quick note: After feedback from one of the people working on this pattern, I've added errata at the bottom of the post.

If anyone has further comments or suggestions, please let me know, either here or on Ravelry. Thanks!

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