Knitting + Horror = …

When you combine knitting needles and horror, usually you expect someone to get hurt (Michael Myers, anyone?). But knitter, and horror and SF fanatic, Hannah Simpson, has proven otherwise. Her endearing creations – from the Abominable Snowman to Nosferatu, Kraken to Monkeys with Clashing Cymbals – have delighted film buffs and horror fans, appearing in Total Film, Hardcore Ink, and many other publications worldwide.

In her new book, Evil Knits, Hannah showcases twenty of these wicked creations and provides the patterns for you to make one of your own.

Published on 30 August 2012 from Bloomsbury, Evil Knits is also timed perfectly for Halloween, providing inspiration for fun and unique gifts to celebrate to the season – if you can bear to give them away. Tips on displaying finished items for maximum effect show you how to use these items to create spooky settings and dioramas – the ultimate decorations for petrifying parties.

Evil Knits includes projects that will enable you to:

  • Ward others off precious gadgets using the Necronomicon cursed laptop cosy
  • Protect your living room from unwanted guests with creepy clown cushion covers
  • Prevent unwanted sleep interruptions with the Creature from the Black Lagoon Sleep Mask
  • Liven up breakfast times with a Zombie Egg Cosy

Each project also includes background information about the history and legend of each evil creature and artefact that will bring them to life (or back from the dead), ensuring Evil Knits will appeal to anyone with an interest in horror and film, and myths and legends - whether an experienced knitter or not.

Evil Knits will appeal to anyone interested in knitting, crafts, unusual interior décor, and films and horror. Just watch out for the knit-mares!

About Phil Lunt (885 Articles)
Hailing from the rain-sodden, North Western wastelands of England, Phil has dabbled in many an arcane vocation. From rock-star to conveyor-belt scraper at a bread factory, 'Dairy Logistics Technician' to world's worst waiter. He's currently a freelance designer, actor, sometime writer/editor and Chair of the British Fantasy Society. He is on the Global Frequency and is still considering becoming an astronaut when he grows up.

2 Comments on Knitting + Horror = …

  1. That looks awesome. I shall be getting that for my mother – she’s already made me a fantastic zombie (with spilled guts) and Frankenstein’s creature. 36 years old and she’s making me stuffed toys…and I love them.

  2. Perfect for Holloween!
    I live in the Middle East, how may I order thıs book?
    Best,
    Lara

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