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A Companion to Goth Knitting
Goth Knitting Sorted by Type of Pattern
This is a sister site to my original Goth Knitting lens, specifically created for those who are looking for certain type of pattern (sweater, dishcloth, socks, etc). For the complete goth knitting experience, or for those looking for a particular theme or motif (skull, bat, etc) please visit http://www.squidoo.com/gothknit
It's still in progress, so please be patient while I get the links sorted out.
- Gothic Lace Dress
An intermediate level knit--a knee length sleeveless gothic lace dress.
Hats and Headgear
- Maggie's Rags - Witch's Hat
Free knitting pattern for Witch's Hat
- Which Witch
An alternative witch hat--knit in bulky wool and felted.
A specific offering from knitty--a wig knit from acrylic yarn. Imagine this with a beaded fringe...
- Monk Hat with Pattern!
A nice simple toque with a garter stitch edge.
- I present to you a Very Silly Hat
A three-horned jester's hat, easily modifiable for as many horns as you prefer. I could see it in hot pink for punk, or black and silver for goth.
- Stuffed Brain Slug Pattern
Brain slug, to be worn on a headband. Yeah, this is more on the punk side of things, but it amuses me.
- We Call Them Pirates
This jolly roger festooned skullcap pattern is available in pdf to download from Ravelry (you don't have to be a member to download the pattern).
- Jollyfish hat
A pdf chart of a skeletal fish, and some hints on turning this into a hat. Since there are no step-by-step directions this project would work better for experienced hat knitters, but others could apply the skeletal fish chart to simpler projects.
- Cthulhu Mask
I can no longer find a free pattern to knit a Cthulhu ski mask aka balaclava. Meanwhile this one costs three pounds... If you know of free pattern comment below and let me know!
- Lovecraft's Bane - Cthulhu Hat pattern
An intricate fairisle chart cthulhu hat pattern. Available as a free download on ravelry (you do not need to be a member to download the pattern).
Fingerless Mitts (and some other mittens too)
Every goth needs at least one pair of these, and with the variety of patterns available, why stop at just one?
- Lace Up Opera Gloves
Gorgeous fingerless opera gloves--laced up with ribbon.
- Punk Rock Corset Gloves
"They are knit straight with shaping on both sides for the wrist, then finished with an applied i-cord for either side of the "corset" with extra spaces for the lacing holes."
- Annlina Fingerless Gloves/Gauntles
A simple pattern for a fingerless glove/gauntlet--it extends up past the elbow. Perfect for beginners, showcasing a special yarn, or as springboard for using your own favorite stitch pattern.
Lace armlets ending in wrist ruffle. Pattern available in German or English. Note: this is a pdf file.
"A little bit vintage" fingerless mitts. The pattern is most of the way down the page and must be downloaded as a pdf. Site also has a longer fingerless mitts pattern.
- Skull Fairisle Wristwarmers
"Skull Fair Isle pulse warmers." What more is there to say? (The original link is broken, but from the current link Ravelry members will able to download a pdf file of the pattern.)
- Spider Mittens
Not fingerless, but adorned with spiders on one side and spiderwebs on the other. This site is in Swedish, but the pattern is available in English. Look at the sidebar, near the top, and you will find a chart, and some basic directions in English. B
And you thought socks were just to keep your feet warm? Socks and stockings are an excellent way to discreetly, or not so discreetly, display your goth side.
- Twinkle Toes Socks
Toe-up socks which are supposed to be easy for beginners. Not intrinsically goth, but I like the lacy pattern.
- Skull Socks of Fury
A fairly simple sock with a skull chart to worked above the ankle.
- Jack Sparrow's Favorite Socks
Skull and crossbones socks pattern. I find these to be on the understated and elegant side of skull patterns.
- Moth Heaven: Swab the Deck, Empty the Scuppers, Turn the Heel
Skull and crossbones socks again, this time with an argyle pattern. Bizarre enough to be worth seeing even if you don't decide to make them.
- Skulleigh Socks
A sock pattern with a skull and crossbones intarsia knit in at the top. Note: this is a pdf file.
- Spider-Web Sockies
Note: It costs $6 to download this pattern (pdf). Even though it's not a free pattern I found these web and spider beaded lace socks too charming not to post.
- Boo! Toe-Up Socks | Skyline Chilly
Ghostly knit sock pattern.
Scarves & Shawls
- Skull Scarf
Scarf with stripes and charted skulls.
- Lana & Clark Ascot
A cute, quick, lacy neck scarf.
- Kick Ass-cot!
Another lacy neck scarf.
- Scrap! Wrap
Change on the colors on this fun textured stole by using up your black/purple/silver fun and bulky yarn scraps.
- Fu: A Flying Bat Scarf
Repeated lace pattern in the shape of a flying bat. The site says: "For the Chinese, bats are symbols of good luck, as is the colour red; you can't go wrong wearing this cherry coloured scarf with flying bats." But as we all know, it's better in blac
- Cthulhu Scarf
General instructions for this great simple scarf are on page two of this forum thread.
- Cobweb Lace Shawl
"This shawl is just the thing for a little extra warmth on a summer evening. It is a lovely spider's web of silk and mohair, inspired by some fabulous yarn, the simple shaping of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Pi Shawl and the need for an easily memorized pa
- Dewey Ascot
A beaded neck scarf, inspired by the dew on a spider's web.
For coordinating your sweet little one's outfits with your own.
- Sophie Petite Poncho
A sweet little poncho, quite gothable, for girls aged 6-24 months. (This seems to now be only available as a Ravelry pdf download. You do not have to be a member of Ravelry to download the pattern.)
- Tuxita Baby Tunic
Imagine this in black and pink, over polka-dotted tights. For girls 6 months to 6 years. (Also now available as Ravelry download.)