I made a set of monsters this past month, and there is something so incredibly charming about a set of knitted toys. I catch a glimpse of them out of the corner of my eye, stacked on a shelf or standing in a bucket, and I can’t help but smile. Perhaps it is the very simple fact that I have made something and then added eyes to it. I’ve given it life, even if it is only an imagined inner life.
Pattern:Zombie the Podcaster, free on Ravelry
Yarns: mostly Cascade 220, with assorted scraps of unknown origin
I varied the pattern for each one. Some have thicker legs, shorter arms, fatter bodies, or just one eye. Those with two eyes have a smaller one and a larger one for a little extra bit of ’tilt’.
I think this pattern could look very good in a solid colour and without the garter ridges for the collar and belt. It knits up really quickly and is an excellent option if you’re wondering about a last-minute gift.