The pattern for the scarf had the option of finishing it halfway for a narrower version, but he would have looked rather like Rambo so it wasn't really an option at all.
I also dug out some beads and finished his hair with a few beaded strands.
Next came the belt. This was straightforward. The buckle is made from a covered pipecleaner.
The sword belt was a little trickier. After a number of rows, it became obvious that the wrong size needles had been stated (3.00 mm rather than 2.25) as the belt was turning out a lot wider that would fit the buckle. The buckle was covered card. As some card appears through the cover, I dug out some silver mirror card and used that. There was a row missing from the beginning of the pattern for the buckle cover without which, the template cannot be covered. The sword sleeve was simply a tube sewn to the belt.
I used a grey yarn as I did not have a mid-brown different from that I had used for the trousers. So he has silver buckles.
The sword was an interesting pattern. It is an I-tube. It was interesting firstly as it showed up a deficiency in my vast needle collection - I actually don't have any 2.25 mm double-pointed needles. I used 2.5 mm; the result was fine.
Secondly the pattern was interesting as it omitted the length to knit the I-tube for the blade of the sword. That was easily remedied by referring to the length of the pipecleaner needed to finish it.
Finally, a couple of gold rings as a finishing touch and they were a right pain to get on the fingers.
Time for a cup of tea .... and then to start Elizabeth Witch
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And finally .........
The star of the show - Meet Samuel Crowe: