So, so excited to have this new collection out! Cryptozoology - the study of and search for animals whose existence is not substantiated by mainstream science – is an homage to all the weird mythical (or not?) creatures that roam this planet. Six patterns span the gamut of desert dwellers to arctic wanderers.
The cover shows the Neck Kraken scarf in Knit Picks Gloss DK. This entertaining scarf has tentacles in place of fringe, plus a hidden loop on the underside to draw one end through and keep it snug around your neck.
My absolute favorite of the bunch is Bigfoot + Yeti. These felted slippers come in six different easily customizable sizes. These are done in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted, then felted. I can’t express to you enough how perfect fitting these things are. There is shaping that makes these slip on your feet like buttah.
Sea Serpent Squish is a soft toy for the Nessie fans out there. At a width of 19″, it would also make a super fun throw pillow! This is worked up in Knit Picks Biggo.
Chupacabra Mittens feature the feared ‘Goat Sucker’ of Mexico and Central America. El Chupacabra’s menacing face graces the backs of the hands while goats tile the palms. Knit Picks Palette is used for these.
Knit Picks Stroll and Stroll Tonal blend for this easy colorwork Mermaid Cowl. At a distance the image, like the mystical Mermaid, is hard to spot at first. Upon closer inspection, you can see the tiled mermaid silhouettes.
Rounding out the Cryptid medley is the one closest to home for me, the Jackalope! The Jackalope is a super cute jack rabbit with a twist. This version is quite floppy and squishy. This guy also uses Wool of the Andes Worsted.
Whew! There you go! These six are available on the Knit Picks website, as either individual downloads, an ebook, or as a physical book! Check it out!