GHOSTIE, originally uploaded by lisamargreet.

Here is ghostie a cute and somewhat sinister knitted ghost. If you would like to make your own ghostie then come along to “Put the needle on the record” the next DIY Craft Night from the East London Craft Guerrilla on Wednesday 22 October where you can buy a kit from me for the mere sum of five pounds with all you need to make your own ghost.

Ghostie is a really simple pattern (no offence ghostie, please don’t haunt me!) so is great for beginners or if you want to indulge in a few alcoholic beverages at the same time. All you need to know how to do is cast on, knit and purl. You don’t even need to cast off! If you need any help then let me know as I’ll be on hand all night. Ask me to show you how to do the fantastic “thumbs” or “long-tail” cast-on method – not only is it really quick but it looks really impressive as well!

If you’re not able to make it to the Craft Night then I’ll be putting any leftover kits not sold on the night onto my Etsy shop and adding the pattern to the Ravelry pattern database as a free PDF download ( as well as putting it up here on my blog.

There are also a few knitted heart kits left over from the “Hearts for the Heartless” Craft Night in September. So if you fancy something a little more challenging than ghostie (but not much) then you could knit yourself a new heart. Kits are £5 each or £8.00 for two.