Frankenhood by Syne Mitchell


April 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch using MC and larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
Adult S/M (M/L)
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This pattern is available in print for $6.00.

This cozy Frankenstein-inspired hood features light-up neck bolts. A flat-top head and fringed bangs makes this excellent snow-boarding attire. For more mellow knitters, the illuminated neck bolts add both safety and fashion to twilight dog walks.

Directions are given to create light-up effects using e-Textiles.

Finished Measurements:

The only difference between the two sizes is the circumference of the collar piece. The hood should fit almost anyone.
Head circumference: 20.5in (52.5cm)
Length: 13in (33cm)


MC Cascade 220 100% Peruvian Highland wool; 220yds/200m per 100g skein; 10 WPI; 1 skein #1975 green

CC1 Cascade 220, 1 skein #1752 black

CC2 Grand Opera by Nashua Handknits 86% wool/
9% viscose/5% metallized polyester; 128yds/117m per 50g ball; 14 WPI
, 1 ball #NGO.4921 silver

Set of four US 7 4.5mm double pointed needles
US 7 4.5mm circular needle, 24in 60cm long
Set of four US 6 4mm double pointed needles

2 stitch markers
Three sew-on silver snaps (size 3).
Note: do not use black or coated snaps as these will not conduct electricity as well as bare metal snaps.
Matching green sewing thread
Large sewing needle

Additional Supplies for the eTextile option (pattern provides information about where to find these materials):
3 yds 2.7 m of conductive thread
2 green LEDs
2 battery holders #BS7
2 coin batteries #CR2032
1 tube puffy fabric paint (white, light gray, or glow-in-the-dark)
Small wire cutter
Small round-nosed pliers