Repost of Winter Bash 2018 Knitting

Just go here and click Start Knitting!

Share your knits in the answers.

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    should be recycle this too :D – Ankit Sharma Dec 9 '19 at 7:52
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    Please note: I added a brush and added many more colors to the palette for this year - hopefully that will aid in adding some more variety for your knitting. – Yaakov Ellis Dec 9 '19 at 9:33
  • @YaakovEllis so there is a Winter Bash 2019 Knitting site? Where is it? Is it disabled for those who said "I hate hats"? – Mari-Lou A Dec 9 '19 at 10:06
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    @Mari-LouA go to winterbash2019.stackexchange.com and click Start Knitting – Yaakov Ellis Dec 9 '19 at 10:07
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    @curious You need only to rotate your smartphone. See: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/339936/… – Cody Gray Dec 9 '19 at 21:02
  • @CodyGray Argh. I tried rotating only after activating the desktop site it seems (which didn't work, obviously). I did most of my submission on mobile in portrait mode O_o – curious Dec 9 '19 at 21:09
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    If someone knit me a Monica-reminding hat I would "wear" it. – einpoklum Dec 10 '19 at 15:17
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    @einpoklum-reinstateMonica i.stack.imgur.com/ezjXs.png – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 16:42
  • @VerNicksaysReinstateMonica: That's a nice initiative, but I don't think you would see anything other than the hat if I scaled it down to fit on my avatar's head. – einpoklum Dec 12 '19 at 16:52
  • @einpoklum-reinstateMonica This user for example just loaded it as an avatar :) – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 16:55
  • @VerNicksaysReinstateMonica: It doesn't work that well even as their whole avatar :-( – einpoklum Dec 12 '19 at 17:05
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    @einpoklum-reinstateMonica Well, they still can see "reinstate Monica" in your username – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 12 '19 at 18:43

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No description needed :)


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    Where's the appropriate help desk so I can file a complaint about a "copycat knitter" (just kidding @X-27 ^^) – OldPadawan Dec 9 '19 at 8:11
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    @OldPadawan You can direct all complaints to Twitter. That is the most likely communication channel to get an immediate response. (in all seriousness, I had not seen your version, but looking at it now though, it is interesting you used white as the facial highlight. I had tried that, but given that there was only one remotely-skintone color, I opted for an entirely tan face). – X-27 wants to Reinstate Monica Dec 9 '19 at 14:32
  • And hey, it works, you made the leaderboard! "Monica" forever, at least for people coming back and looking at that. – GhostCat salutes Monica C. Jan 20 at 8:05

Tribute to the fallen diamonds

Tribute to the 23 resigned moderators

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    Far over the misty mountains cold / To dungeons deep and caverns old / We must away ere break of day / To find our long-forgotten gold / The pines were roaring on the height / The winds were moaning in the night / The fire was red, it flaming spread / The trees like torches blazed with light – BlueSoul Dec 9 '19 at 16:15

I found this secret hat

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today I found a new secret hat, not happy...

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I have my drawing tablet this year...

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enter image description here Human Stack Exchange/Overflow twins I thought of last year

enter image description here Two more characters of my own creation.

enter image description here Guess who? (I tried, really I did, but I'm not the best at real people)

I made a thing today, (one of the characters from above) and wanted to make it in the knitting so...grayscale! enter image description here (not my best work but...it'll do)

Original made today for reference:

Reverse Daymare by Eleeza

Oh dear, my prince, what have I done to you?

Thanks to the help from Hitodama and ArtOfCode, I was finally able to get the userscript working and made this from a picture I haven't finished yet:

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Two young royal school students, trapped in a storage cupboard by their enemies, waiting in the harsh winter draft for someone to let them out.

Original for comparison: (downsized)

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It's me again :D plus lights experiment

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I'll be making more...don't worry. :)


SE logo embedded in a broken heart + "Do Better In 2020"


In honor of the one who got this hat first last year.

Monica Cellio

The Eliza Doolots hat

Eliza Doolots hat knitted


Little bit of outrun.

knitted art of sun on a purple sky


Who's this?



knitting of a familiar desktop background


Christmas Tux

Christmas Tux

  • Did you do this by hand? – user651518 Dec 10 '19 at 1:50
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    @JL2210-SupportMonica Not totally, I used a pixelated image of Tux as a starting point but I altered it a bit and I did the hat and presents. – j_4321 Dec 10 '19 at 9:06

Farewell, my Friend

Picture taken from Made in Abyss, EP. 13. Original for comparison here

Made in Abyss - knitting

Do you remember your fear of the dark?

From the game Yomawari: Midnight Shadows. Original for comparison here


A girl and a shadow

From the manga "The girl from the other side". Sadly Shiva is very pale, has very whitish hairs and wears a white dress. So, sorry if she looks like a white blob. As for Teacher.. he is supposed to look that way.

Siúil, a Rún

End of an age (also know as Executive Meddling 101)

Picture taken from the Megaman Zero saga ending. A cracked helmet in the sand, salvation came at a price.

An hat in the sand

And this is only 0.2% of my true power

Many users still believe that Ultra Instinct was something Dragonball Super introduced... Wrong! Shaggy obviously mastered it far before Goku poor attempts.

The original Ultra Instinct

I see a path not meant to be

Taken from [REDACTED]. We will meet again in about a year.

Your choice was made (bonus: alternate version...)

Note: all the knitting here were done using a custom color palette. They won't work for you unless you use the same color palette I use.
For more info refer to this message in the Tavern chat room.

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    +1 for better artistic talent than me :-) – Super Jade Dec 9 '19 at 16:51
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    But what is it? – Chris says Reinstate Monica Dec 9 '19 at 17:54
  • @ChrissaysReinstateMonica you are right, added the source and the original picture for comparison. – BlueSoul Dec 10 '19 at 8:36
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    Was this done using any sort of script or are you a magician? – Eleeza the Character Wizard Dec 20 '19 at 21:18
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    @Eleeza as for the colors palette, please refer to the message I linked in the reply. I started with that user script and added more color as needed.As for the pictures, you can load any picture in the tool, provided it has the correct size.... Obviously, the automatic import isn't that great, so you usually have to do some fixes afterward... but it is a start. – BlueSoul Dec 30 '19 at 9:41
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My version of Cybertruck:


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    the windows seem... intact – Journeyman Geek Dec 9 '19 at 15:15
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    @JourneymanGeek That's because I did not dare to throw anything at...may laptop screen. :) – SouravGhosh Dec 9 '19 at 15:17

Always remember to recycle, like the questions

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    What goes around meta, comes around meta... – Super Jade Dec 9 '19 at 19:14

Stack Exchange Inc. is wrong. cutt.ly/se_is_wrong


The great wave

No special meaning, just seemed like the right color palette.

Hopefully Hokusai doesn't DMCA this... ;D


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"You shall not tell my boss I just spent 30 minutes knitting this on Stack Exchange!"


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The Simpsons - "A Totally Fun Thing That Bart Will Never Do Again" - S23E19

Bart Simpson being chased by (left to right): Kearney Zzyzwicz, Dolph Starbeam and Jimbo Jones.

The Simpsons - S23E19

  • You forgot the eyes.. – user651518 Dec 10 '19 at 4:04
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    You are back with gifs! ;) – Nog Shine Dec 10 '19 at 7:04
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    @NogShine - Yes. Since they were enormously popular last year, even receiving special mention on the SO.blog, I thought everyone would appreciate seeing one. – Rob Dec 10 '19 at 9:13


Transgender flag in knitting

The transgender flag.

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    +1 My favourite sweater used to look kind of like this. Never knew it’s become a flag. – Emil Jeřábek supports Monica Dec 10 '19 at 22:50
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    This never struck me on the actual flag, but on this knit, I can't help seeing retro CGA graphics. It is exactly the same cyan/pink colors, and the knits look like the huge pixels of a 320x200 screen. +1 for the memories. – dim lost faith in SE Dec 16 '19 at 10:07

I can never have enough rainbows so...

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And snow for those living in the northern hemisphere:

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My previous year's submission:

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  • Hmm... It seems a few people don't like our rainbows. I wonder why not. – Super Jade Dec 9 '19 at 16:45
  • @SuperJade, meh. Average downvote count on rainbows (right now): -4. Average downvote count on Monica: -7. This was bound to happen. Divisive answers are divisive, nothing we can do about that. – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 9 '19 at 18:31
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    What's divisive about rainbows? – Super Jade Dec 9 '19 at 19:10
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    What's divisive about Monica's avatar? – Frédéric Hamidi Dec 9 '19 at 19:13
  • Maybe they don’t like Cusco, Peru. – Andrew Grimm Dec 10 '19 at 7:50
  • It could have been a double rainbow. Note that the order of the colors is reversed (unlike that medieval painter that got it wrong (I can't find the reference now)). – Peter Mortensen Dec 11 '19 at 23:44

I used to get a lot of compliments on my gravitar. That's why I asked @Avazula to incorporate it into my current avatar! (Sorry, my knitting skills aren't good enough to get my new avatar on there)


I got to wondering how it would look as a fractal. Sadly I could only make one more layer before it got too pixelated and the shapes went away.

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    I like the selfie knittings – Super Jade Dec 9 '19 at 16:54

Did you know that 2020 is the Year of the Rat according to Chinese zodiac?


This is intended to be an exact replica of the knit that is present on the Winter Bash 2019 screen before you start knitting.

It took me more than half an hour; the distortion caused by the screenshot caused most of the right half of the knit to be distorted, and the restoration process was tedious. Please let me know if I made any mistakes; I'll be glad to fix them.

Winter Bash 2019

Edit 1: I missed a light blue pixel in 9 that should've been white.

  • Why the downvotes? – user651518 Dec 10 '19 at 17:01
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    It would be better to change 2019 to 2020. – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 4:29
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    @VerNicksaysReinstateMonica This is intended to be an exact replica of the one shown when you first load the page before you start knitting. – user651518 Dec 11 '19 at 4:38
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    Oh, okay then, didn't notice it was 2019 at first. – Ver Nick says Reinstate Monica Dec 11 '19 at 4:40
  • It is probably more useful than playing (mindless) computer games. – Peter Mortensen Dec 11 '19 at 23:29
  • "distortion caused by the screenshot" - Errrm, how did you do your screenshot?? – MrWhite Dec 18 '19 at 1:19
  • @MrWhite I took the original from the first screen and I took a screenshot by hand (essentially like the snipping tool on Windows). There's no way to save the one from the first time you load the page correctly. From there I had to resize it and that's where a lot of the distortion came from. After that I filled in the pixels that were missing or had the wrong color and I came up with this. – user651518 Dec 18 '19 at 1:23

Tried my best:

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The big-eyed owl :D



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That is the SE mod symbol, that ones that goes on the mod hats, against a rainbow background. Knitting based on my own hat.

Drawn entirely by hand, including the background.


Have we been good this year Santa?

Thumbs Up Santa

  • Looks more like FoxTrot. – user651518 Dec 18 '19 at 1:49

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