Sep 5, 2010

Knitting the Vampire

I am quite new to the knitting world. Only recently have I learned how to make a simple one piece baby sweater as well as easy to knit booties and hats.

When it's time to branch out I plan to do something a bit more challenging. So imagine my delight when I came across this book - Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn by Genevieve Miller (Potter Craft; Original edition (September 14, 2010).

Go to scribid for a brief preview of the book. Also check out the blog site.

Many of my knitting friends cannot understand my fascination with vampires. Perhaps a book such as this one will open their eyes to the joys of frolicking with the immortals.

Publisher: "Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate.

   • Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
   • Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
   • Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens.
   • Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.

Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract."

Coming out in mid-September these patterns should allow champion knitters to have one or two pieces ready for Halloween. That does not include me of course.

Just for grins I checked out vampire knit (and crochet) patterns on Ravelry

 Vincent the Vampire [knit] designed by Jennie Eveleigh Lamond

 Going Batty [knit] designed by Alan Dart

Eclipse Socks [knit] designed by Julie P. Miller

Count Vlad the Blushing Vampire [crochet] designed by Stephanie Garcia

Any readers have Vampire or Halloween craft ideas to share? Email me at



Patty said...

I love this stuff and the knitting blog, too...thanks for finding and posting about it.

Patricia Altner said...

I love coming across unusual things like this too! Sounds like fun.

Grenadine Girl said...

oooo you found some vampire patterns I hadn't seen yet! :D

Angela, knitluck

Patricia Altner said...

Grenadine Girl

Saw the following quote on your about me page.

"I write more knitting patterns than I can knit. It is a blessing and a curse."

If you have a look see at Vampire Knits I would love to hear your opinion.

Also do you have any creations you would like PVN readers to see? Just let me know.

Thanks for writing.

Angela Grace said...

This is so cute! I'm a fool for vampire stuff (as you can see by the books I write), and this tops them all. I'll have to have this!