Rebecca Danger's first book was "The Big Book of Knitted Monsters". Now she has come out with "Knit a Monster Nursery" with practical and playful knitted baby patterns. These are the cute and sweet kind of monsters, nothing scary about them. The book contains 16 knitted patterns of toys, nursery decorations and clothing accessories.
A knitting-pattern designer, Rebecca Danger opens with monster-knitting guidelines and techniques to help you through any tricky steps. She accomplishes this with clear, easy to follow step by step photographs. Rebecca likes using the magic loop method. If you aren't comfortable with this method, she talks about using DPN's.
Design ideas and tips like choosing a nursery's color is a good way to start your decorating. Rebecca has a background in design and offers suggestions in customizing the nursery. Knit bookends and blocks, blankets and mobiles in a monster theme.
Most babies become attached to their blankie at some time. Snuggly Monster Blankie Friend is knit with the double moss stitch resulting in a lot of texture. The Monster Mobile has a skill level of intermediate. The monsters sit on swings that hang from a hoop and the mobile is suspended by i-cords. What baby wouldn't be mesmerized by this aerobatic monster mobile? Then there is Monster Chair, 25" tall when stuffed. This is a monster sized piece of furniture. The chair is knit using size 17 circular needles. A perfect floor chair to snuggle in and read to your baby, their favorite book.
Here is a free pattern from Rebecca, Chubby Chirps that uses only 30 - 40 yds of stash yarn. The monster rattles and blocks projects in this book, make a nice baby present. Present your own little monster with a monster of their own.