|Knitted gun holsters in theory
||[Oct. 25th, 2007|01:45 pm]
Pushing Daisies and Gun Cozies
Hello folks, i was asked to post this here as its very own shiny thread. Please keep in mind while the method works all numbers made up in this are fictional and purely out of my head to illustrate how to calculate the numbers.
To make knitted gunholsters,I think the same method I used to knit a serenity spaceship http://www.texasartcat.com/knitted_serenity/ would work even for beginner knitters
here is what I would do, be grab a paper and pencil, a skein of yarn (with the needle size it suggests), and a holster read what the gauge suggested is and do the math..
For instance 16 sti= 4" 24 rows= 4" you can assume that roughly 4 stitches = 1 row, and 6 rows = 1 inch.
grab a holster from an army surplus, or even better get a gunholster leather kit from the craft store, and take measurements, I would measure the circumference every 1" or so.
say you end up with, 8" at the opening.. well according to your yarn gauge chart that means 4 sti x 8 inches= 32 stitches, an inch down the holster say the measurement is the same, you can safely assume you do not increase or decrease and simply knit purl or whatever stitch you think looks good for that 1" or 6 rows.
Eventually you will get to a point it will decrease rather dramatically, say it suddenly goes from 8 inches wide to 5, well 8 inches - 5 inches is 3 inches, soo 3 inches x 4 sti / inch= decrease 12 stitches.. to do so since its all on one side, I would start a row by binding off the 12 stitches, and continue knitting .
If I get a chance, I have a makerov holster at home I could math out for folks, its a small and simple holster.