It’s time for the third Steampunk Oz design!
Winged Monkeys calls for two skeins of Aesir in complimentary colorways. The sample uses “Ruby Slippers” and “Winged Monkeys” — the latter was influenced by this photo …
The Winged Monkeys were once a free people, living in the forests of Oz. They were carefree, but regrettably rather mischievous. They lost their freedom when the King of the Winged Monkeys, as a prank, tossed Quelala into a river, ruining his silk and velvet outfit. Gayelette (his fiancée) was furious and enslaved them to the Golden Cap, which allows its possessor to command the Winged Monkeys three times.
This shawl shapes a variegated colorway into the swooping curves of wings. A complimentary tonal colorway fills in the gaps and edges to create an easy-to-wear crescent shape.
Worked primarily in garter stitch, this design uses basic increases and decreases, slipped stitches, short rows, and picked-up stitches to create the shapes and join the pieces together.
Winged Monkeys is part of the Steampunk Oz Collection. Look for The Wizard (two skeins of DK yarn), Glinda (two skeins of fingering-weight yarn), and Wheels (two skeins of fingering-weight yarn).
It’s time for the second Steampunk Oz design! This time I’m using two skeins of Aesir in “The Wizard” — blues and yellows like this book cover…
Oscar Zoroaster was an ordinary ventriloquist and balloonist in Barnum & Bailey’s Great Consolidated Shows, until his balloon ropes twisted and he floated away to the land of Oz.
The stitch pattern on [The Wizard](/patterns/library/the-wizard-3) shows off high-contrast variegated colorways with a combination of no-wrap short rows and knitting on the bias. Colors pool between garter-stitch stripes, calling to mind the panels and gores of a hot air balloon. The stole is stretchy and drapes delightfully, curling in slightly at the edges.
This pattern is easily adapted to any yarn weight (just use the right size needle) and any yardage (cast on an even number of stitches, do as many repeats of the pattern as you like).
The Wizard is part of the Steampunk Oz Collection. Look for Winged Monkeys (two skeins of DK yarn), Glinda (two skeins of fingering-weight yarn), and Wheels (two skeins of fingering-weight yarn).