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Sackboy Better Than Another Scarf

Can't wait for Sony to release an official stuffed Sackboy? Make one yourself!

Sackboy is the heart and soul of LittleBigPlanet, an adorable little avatar that informs the rest of the game's unmistakably tactile, arts-and-crafts-inspired aesthetic. Considering how much of the game looks like it was assembled with construction paper, toilet-paper tubes, and whatever's in the junk drawer in your kitchen, it's not too surprising that the latest issue of Simply Knitting Magazine features instructions on how you can assemble your own custom Sackboy. According to CVG, the Sackboy pattern was created by Alan Dart, a man who Simply Knitting inaccurately and hilariously refers to as “The Grand Theft Auto of knitting.” Seriously, what the hell does that even mean?

I'm usually baffled by DIY video-game handicrafts like knitted caps and tasty cakes, but this is one that makes sense beyond the basic novelty. Hopefully Sony won't hit Simply Knitting with a cease-and-desist over the copyright infringement.
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Posted by Ryan
Sackboy is the heart and soul of LittleBigPlanet, an adorable little avatar that informs the rest of the game's unmistakably tactile, arts-and-crafts-inspired aesthetic. Considering how much of the game looks like it was assembled with construction paper, toilet-paper tubes, and whatever's in the junk drawer in your kitchen, it's not too surprising that the latest issue of Simply Knitting Magazine features instructions on how you can assemble your own custom Sackboy. According to CVG, the Sackboy pattern was created by Alan Dart, a man who Simply Knitting inaccurately and hilariously refers to as “The Grand Theft Auto of knitting.” Seriously, what the hell does that even mean?

I'm usually baffled by DIY video-game handicrafts like knitted caps and tasty cakes, but this is one that makes sense beyond the basic novelty. Hopefully Sony won't hit Simply Knitting with a cease-and-desist over the copyright infringement.
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Posted by LiquidPrince

Cool!

Posted by Media_Master

who has time to knit?

Posted by aylien

man, that pic poses way too many questions...
are sack-things asexual? coz I think it's reproducing...

Posted by StrangerDanger

Sackboy is too kyoot. ^ ^

Posted by Player1

The grant theft auto of knitting.

The only explanation I can think of is that they looked up a highly rated game, found out it was popular/good and compared it to a good knitter. They both like video gamez? So it works?

My guess is at good...or bad for that matter and yours.

Posted by erinfizz

I wish this was being printed in a US magazine, Simply Knitting is a UK mag, but I think I have seen it at Borders before...and it's going to cost me an arm and a damn leg. However, I knit quite a bit and will be all over this as soon as I am done with presents!  :)

Posted by TwoOneFive

aylien, hahahah so true, its knitting a baby. 

Posted by Fr0Br0

God dammit for the last time it's Sackperson. SACKPERSON!

At least that's what the English fellow tells me...

Posted by daniel_beck_90

 now that is a wonderful news

Posted by gia

I need a copy-- the from-scratch version I'm working on is going pretty so-so. :/

Posted by DECA555

knitting + gaming = apocalypse 

Posted by DiGiTaL_SiN
Posted by lamegame621

"The Grand Theft Auto of Knitting?" That sounds "...almost too plausible."   

Posted by Gio5py

Too awesome!

Posted by AspiringAndy

“The Grand Theft Auto of knitting." WTF
Simply Knitting is one fucked up company.

Posted by dtran1212
Posted by Gizmo

I have a friend who does papercraft/clothcraft, I will get him to make me one of these!

Posted by Six

Granny Craft Auto.  

Knitting, Driving missions that are limited to 15 mph, baking, and babysitting...  who says games are only for kids now.

Posted by ocdog45

GTA of knitting. you mean he goes around killing people who don't pay him for his work or something.

Posted by DukeTogo

The only problem is there are official toys.  Just go to Play Asia or NCS.  Sony can't go after them since it's just a pattern, not a finished product.

Posted by Pkshields

My mum knits. Wonder could I convince her to do this...

Posted by dsplayer1010

I might learn how to play just for this

Posted by addictedtopinescent

Me wants one, and knitting in video games is the apocalypse. 

Posted by thenexus