Friday, November 22, 2013


The Apocalypse has come, and the first question on everyone's mind is
"What should I knit?"
This is the premise to Alex Tinsley's upcoming book, Doomsday Knits (available for pre-order) from Cooperative Press.  When Alex came up with this idea, I had just the design!  I'd made up a stitch pattern while waiting at an airport that looked like an odd mix of a ridged backbone and a run in some stockings.  Either way, it looked creepy in a cool way.

Alex came up with the name Rattlebone (you can find it here on Ravelry) and I love the tribal, shamanistic styling that accompanied them in the photographs by Vivian Aubrey.

The book is separated into chapters that each depict a different apocalyptic situation.  Rattlebone is in the section named "Wasteland Vagabonds."  I love it!

I love the rusty color of the Malabrigo Arroyo colorway, Glitter.  Also, when you hold a rusty doughnut, it might come off on your hands.

These gloves look amazing with yesterday's pattern, Forager, by Alex herself.  They would also kick  punch ass with a tank and your favorite skinny pants.

Speaking of the previous patterns in the blog tour, let's give them a shout-out, OK?  These are some seriously formidable designs!
11/20 - Wayfarer 
11/19 - Oryx 
11/18 - Ditch the Tech 
11/17 - Bulletproof 
11/16 - Utility Corset 
11/15 - Oh Bondage! 
11/14 - Thrumivator 
11/13 - Ozone 
11/11 - Fission 
11/9 - Oxygenate 
11/7 - Ringmaster 
11/6 - Fennec 
11/4 - Desert Warrior 
11/3 - Circuit 
11/2 - Grom-mitts 
11/1 - Fatigued 
10/31 - Fallout 


  1. LOVE these mitts! Will have to keep an eye out for the book.

  2. Love this! I've had zombie dreams where everyone else is making runs for medicine and food, and I send them after my knitting!