Welcome to the dark side. Zombies, Goths and Vampires are everywhere these days. Knit some of your own. Whether it is Zombies inspired by the silver screen or Goth dolls and Vampires as characters of the night, your dolls will be on the fringe.
Goths interpreted as handsomely beautiful in a haunting way. Even if doll making is not your knitting passion, you will appreciate the workmanship. The proportions, facial anatomy and costume detail of the dolls are a product of Fiona’s art school training in Australia, where she resides. Each doll is a marvel of its own. You will also enjoy the snippets of backstory for each character.Pick up the book and a wooden stake (just in case) and enjoy the creativity of each doll.
If you are into Vampires and knit, you probably already have these books on your wish list. Vampires, shape shifters and werewolves are not on your radar, maybe they should be. There are some fun patterns you might enjoy.
Don’t forget to lock them away when you are done playing.
Knit Your Own Zombie
“Knit Your Own Zombie” by Fiona Goble is a soft-covered book of eight interchangeable zombies for you to knit. There are over 1,000 combinations to rip ‘n reassemble for horrifying results. Fiona sets you up to create and conquer these un-dead. She walks you through materials and the guts of the matter. All zombies require only the knit and purl stitch to complete. Step by step photographs will guide you through the knitting process.
Fiona McDonald has a new book out, “Gothic Knits”. You will be introduced into the world of the Goth doll, no poseurs here. Each of the nine knitted dolls are unique in personality and style. This is a perfect collection of dolls for people who found her “Knitted Fairies” too tame.
Genevieve Miller has a passion for vampires and knitting. She has put together 28 knitting projects you can sink your teeth into. “Vampire Knits” is nicely photographed and the pages have an aged and “old world” look about them. There are socks, shrugs, hats, jewelry, pillows, cozies, a child’s fang sweater and more. For the romantic gothic in you, there is The Prim Reaper’s Corset, something Drusilla from Buffy the vampire slayer would wear. The book is full of Vampire trivia, from “tid-bites” to suggestions for removing blood from clothes. There is “A modern girl’s guide to Vampires” that tells you how to identify a vampire, as well as things to have on hand to ward one off.