"Knitmare on Elm Street" offers an edgy and imaginative collection of knitting projects. Perfect for the fall/Halloween season, it shows an alternative take on the traditional craft designed to appeal to the modern knitter in search of something a little different.
Ghoulishly inclined knitting enthusiasts can create a diverse range of creepy crafts, from cuddly toys and miniature dioramas to 3Dknitted pictures, laptop cosies, and cushion covers. Clear instructions written in a down-to-earth and humorous tone make the projects uncomplicated for beginners. Tips on how to incorporate light, sound, and trickier techniques into the projects allow the more advanced to take their knitting to the next spooky dimension.
Projects include: a plush monkey with miniature cymbals, ventriloquist's dummy hand puppet, Haitian voodoo doll, sideshow carnival finger puppet theater, and a spinning monster carousel with optional light and sound effects, and much more.
Lara Neel, "The Journal Gazette
"""Knitmare on Elm Street: 20 Projects That Go Bump in the Night" by Hannah Simpson is a blast even if you're not already into knitting dolls, creepy stuff, or zombie egg cozies. (If you're not into these things, what is WRONG with you?). It's not just Hannah's acknowledgement of Romero in the back of the book, the cute/creepy factor of using doweling rods for a zombie marionette, or the finger puppets that belong in a sideshow. It's also the clear instructions, wonderful photographs and very creative ideas (creepy clown pillow, anyone?)"
Caitlin Eaton, AllFreeKnitting.com
"What better way to practice knitting than by making your own Abominable Snowman? (Yep, there's a pattern for that inside too--it's actually really cute)...So if the thought of decorating for Halloween fills you with an inexplicable joy, do yourself a favor and check out "Knitmare on Elm Street". The creativity that went into making these patterns is sure to impress you!"
Paranormal Wastelands blog
"This book is just too freaking cute!! ... Every project made me squee with delight!"
Number Of Pages: 123
Published: 7th August 2012
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 19.3 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.408