Super-Scary Mochimochi Preview: Little Miss Widow

Just one more week before Super-Scary Mochimochi is on sale in bookstores everywhere in the US! Woo hoo!

I had a hard time choosing which project to feature as the last preview (they’re all my favorite, of course), but I finally decided to share one of the sweetest scary little knits in the book…


Meet Little Miss Widow! This stylish spider wouldn’t dream of wearing her hourglass on her back—that’s sooo last season. Instead, she’s converted it to a bow on her head, and she can also be worn on your head for an adorable Halloween accessory!

I don’t design a lot of wearable knits, but I loved the idea of a spider you could take with you. My friend and fellow designer Angela Tong helped me work out how to design my first lace pattern (thank you, Angela!), and the pattern for the headband comes in both adult and child sizes.


And that super cute model? She’s Sarah Simons, my photographer Brandi Simons’ younger daughter. (I told you she was a great photographer—she even comes with her own models!) With those freckles and missing front teeth, there was no way she couldn’t be in the book!

Super-Scary Mochimochi is now available for pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Starting September 18th, it will be in local yarn stores throughout the US, and signed copies will be available from the Mochimochi Shop too.


And don’t forget the talk and book signing coming up September 20th at the Lion Brand Yarn Studio!

9 thoughts on “Super-Scary Mochimochi Preview: Little Miss Widow

  1. All the previews look very cute! I preordered my copy of superscary mochimochi today, but since I live in switzerland, I have to wait till october 18. :-(
    Looking forward to get it anyway!


  2. Awwwww… I wish I could go to the talk and book signing..! And that spider is beyond cute! And with the little red bow it’s like the cherry on top!

  3. Awesome I will definitely be making one of these to wear while trick or treating with my son…love it. I can’t wait to see what else is in the book. :)

  4. I was not interested in knitting until I found your teeny-tiny mochi mochi book in a foreign country. I was not sure that I could be successful as it seemed very hard so I didn’t buy it. Then I found your website. Now I really regret that I did not buy the book. I really would like to learn how you do that cute things, but I came back to my country and they are no mochi mochi books or dolls here. As I can not come to your country (i wish i could) can you teach how to do some of the mochi mochis? Especially the spider :)
    By the way, the model is really cute :)

  5. Thanks for the comment, Hazal! I do ship books internationally from my shop, although there is a shipping cost… Either way, I hope you do take up knitting – it’s such a fun hobby!

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