Thursday, February 22, 2007

Cthulhu mittens

More evil knitting! I came across this Lord of the Rings hoodie a while back and thought it was very cool, but I'm not hugely keen on LotR. I am, on the other hand, quite keen on HP Lovecraft, who was also very keen on runes, and thus began the Cthulhu mittens scheme.
As far as I know, Lovecraft never illustrated any of the runes, but there is a roleplaying game of the Cthulhu mythos which does, named The Call of Cthulhu.

The plan is to have a ring of small runes around the cuff, and a single large sign in the middle. I decided to kind of fudge this - the cuff is knit in the round, so it's all one piece, then the front and back are knit seperately as two flat pieces and sewn together so that the big rune can be intarsia-d.

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