All my lampost peices are the same basic pattern, I just knit different characters in the centre
Yarn: Any cheap acrylic yarn you have. You don't want to be using good quality wool on this sort of thing. These characters tends to work best with a black background colour and a bright character colour. I generally use two strands of Bonus Double Knit or one strand of Bonus Chunky
Needles: 8mm or 10mm straight needles
A tapestry needle for sewing your peice onto the lamppost
Cast on 44 with your background colour
Row 1 : K2 P2 to end
Row 2 P2 K2 to end
Row 3 K entire row
Row 4 P entire row
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 twice until you have a total number of 8 row
You can always repeat Rows 3 and 4 a few more times if you want to make a bigger peice
Next, following instructions below for each specific character
1. Pacman Ghosty
This pattern is based on the pacman wrist band pattern I found on Ravelyhttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pac-man-ghostie-wristband
Following on from the basic pattern above K16 in background colour then knit in the pattern below, K16 in background colour to the end.Once you have knitted the Ghosty repeat Rows 3 and 4 two or three times in your background colour.
Knit Rows 1 and 2
2. Space Invader
Following on from the basic pattern above K11 in background colour then knit in the pattern below, K11 to the end.
Once you have knitted the Space Invader repeat Rows 3 and 4, two or three times.
Knit Rows 1 and 2
PACMAN As Promised here is the new PACMAN pattern. This works best as a railing cosy rather than a lamppost piece.
This is how I did it, you may have to alter to fit your desired railing
Yarn: DK, Black Blue Yellow and White
Cast on 44 in Black.
Knit in ST st for about 8 rows
K9 st then start pattern
Knit another 8ish rows in St st in Black.