Kits for “Wild Thing,” with beautiful hand-dyed yarn from Highland Handmades, matching project bags and all the notions you need to create your own Wild Thing, are available until August 15, 2014 at Little Skein in the Big Wool’s Etsy shop.
Individual patterns can also be purchased in the Little Skein Etsy shop for $7. After August 15, the pattern will be available on Ravelry for $6 in Susan Claudino Designs pattern store.
Please join our Instagram knitalong, going on until August 15, with weekly shout-outs and biweekly prizes. Use hashtag #wildrumpusalong, and read more details in the Knitalong with Little Skein group.
This adorable monster is inspired by Maurice Sendak’s unconventional children’s story, “Where The Wild Things Are.” The pattern has instructions for a basic monster, as well as a monster wearing adorable pajamas, complete with a buttoned flap on his tushie.
Size: Wild Thing stands approximately 9” tall, from top of head to bottom of foot, when knit in worsted weight yarn
Yarn: Wild Thing was designed using Highland Handmades Green Ash Worsted yarn, in colors created especially for this project. Little Skein’s kits include 50g skeins of this beautiful, hand-dyed yarn, although you can also substitute any favorite worsted weight yarn.
Skills needed: To knit this monster, you will need to:
Be familiar with toy construction or be an adventurous beginner
Knit in the round
Increase and decrease stitches
Follow instructions for a three-needle decrease