I thought I’d do our first pattern focus by looking at some Firefly-inspired patterns. There are some lovely, obvious ones. Let’s face it, everyone needs a Jayne Hat
But it doesn’t have to be a hat! Anything with Jayne hat colours can be easily tied in via the cunning headwear. I am particularly fond of the Jayne Cupcake. I think I need one of these in my life.
Some wonderful nerds have also worked out how you can have your very own squishy Serenity gracing your life, whether you crochet or knit (I think, given DH’s reaction to the latter, I might be making one of those this tourney!)
There are also a whole bunch of Firefly/Serenity-inspired charts. Wanna knit a Browncoat emblem? No problem!
You can even stealth mode your Browncoat colours. There are also charted versions of the characters from the logo, in knitted illusion scarf form, or crochet form crochet form. And if you have a certain ad (video) stuck in your brain? Well, I’m not foolish enough to claim that this will free you from your earworm, but it might make others have to share your pain! Lastly, I love this chart. It might look better in red though…
There are also some garments based on those in the Firefly ‘verse. Have you ever admired River’s crochet vest she wears? You can wear one too! Or perhaps cosplaying Wash is more your style? The Big Damn Knitters have you covered! But if you’d like a smaller project, our very own Cap’n Tightpants has a scarf with the characteristic cable pattern on it. This one’s in my queue!
One of my favourite nerdy patterns for Firefly is Out of Gas:
The lace pattern is inspired by that accursed catalyzer for the compression coil, but is quite abstract, so if you knit this, it’s definitely worth including a picture of the coil to show how they are related. One like this:
Now, onto my favourite section… socks! I love a good sock. And it turns out, other Browncoats do too! Some are nice and easy to tie in. Anyone want to honour our beloved Leaf on the Wind?
There are some more abstract ones too. These Companion socks are very elegant and the beads don’t look too scary! Remember, though, that you can’t tie in through the pattern name – so you might have to match the colours of one of Inara’s lovely outfits for your team tie-in.
Similarly, I love the intent behind Glenna’s O Captain My Captain, reflecting Mal’s brokenness in the broken cables. Knit them in brown, and tie them in to Mal’s coat colour.
Finally, I love these Kaylee inspired mitts. Inspired by the dress from Shindig, they are super-pretty in pink:
So, hopefully this has given you some ideas, or at least expanded your queue some. Happy crafting, fellow Browncoats!