So now it is officially September, ive decided to look at a few halloween patterns, as we have a couple of months to prepare now. Ive been happily knitting away for the last couple of days with some new patterns so I thought I would share a few of these patterns with you all.
Firstly if you are looking for halloween patterns, there can only be Ravelry!! If you are a knitter, and you are not on Ravelry yet, then what are you waiting for? Do it now!! It will be the best decision you have made, so many patterns. The patterns im going to link to are all free patterns and found on Rav so have a good look.
First pattern up is from my favourite designers on Ravelry,Phoeny. If you love monsters, or Harry Potter, then Phoeny is a fabulous desginer. Russett the Pumpkin is a great little decoration and would look great on a shelf, or sitting anywhere in your halloween home. Mine is coming along nicely and his pumpkiny body is almost done. I love the rib work on his body, it is easy and looks brilliant.
Another great pattern is over at GigglinGoblin's Blog, and is for a set of three juggling eyeballs. I love this pattern, they are so fun and would look brilliant in a jar somewhere.
My final pick for today is my little ghost pattern. I made one of these yesterday and it took about half an hour to make and created a really fun little decoration. This pattern is written in both English and Spanish too.
Lastly, the newest issue of Knit Today, out today on September 1st, would be a good buy. There is a quick knit section in the magazine now and it has some fun small patterns for halloween decorations including spiders, bats and a great egg cosy. Ive made my own changes to each of the patterns, my bat doesnt have knitted wings but felt ones, and my spiders have some big fluffy pipe cleaner legs. The big pipe cleaners I got in the Range and they are about three times the size of a regular one and look brilliant. They cost me £1 for a bag of them, with at least 20 pipe cleaners. I also bought the felt in the Range too and they were 50p a sheet and were 3 for 2.
I have recently subscribed to Knit Today, and this was the first month of my subscription. I got a great deal, 5 issues for £5, and then £9.40 per three months after that, so for a magazine that normally costs £4.99 a month, this was a great deal. I actually do like the new look Knit Today, with the quick knit section and they seem to have solved the problems of very expensive yarn in their patterns. This month the magazine also came with a calendar with 12 (funnily enough) patterns, with a couple I instantly liked.