NEW IGOR, WHO DIS?


12 months will feature 12 unique yarn colorways tied to our favorite henchman archetype: The Igor.


Join us on an adventure in 2019 in which we highlight the life and growth of The Igor in show business through offbeat and colorful hand dyed yarns. 


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What you get:


Your Clan of Igors shipment contains a unique colorway, hand dyed by Undercover Otter in the yarn base of your choice. Depending on which of the 2 subscriptions you picked, you will receive 1 or 2 skeins, in the case of the 2 skein subscription: both skeins will be dyed in that month's colorway.

Some of our source material may be in black and white, but trust us, the skeins we send out will not be monochrome. You know us by now. Neon is our Neutral.

Also included is information on how that month's Igor relates to cinema and why we love them so much. 

Any and all extras included may differ per month.  

The Movies: 

  • January: Frankenstein (1931)
  • February: Dracula (1931)
  • March: Son of Frankenstein (1939)
  • April: House of Dracula (1945)
  • May: Horror Host of the late 60's
  • June: Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966)
  • July: Mad Monster Party (1969)
  • August: Young Frankenstein (1974)
  • September: Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
  • October: Frankenhooker (1990)
  • November: Victor Frankenstein (2015)
  • December: The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Overall, we will be diving into the first on screen Igor, first female Igor, an Igor flavored horror host, a comedic Igor, singing Igors, unconventional Igors and modern Igors. 

Our 2019 'Lesson Plan' 


In 2019 we’re stepping up our club game by turning it into a monthly festival of yarn with the bonus of interesting facts in what we like to call our "Ghoul School".  

When you think of Frankenstein as a collective mythology, there are a few specific things that come to mind. Naturally there’s the mad doctor, a gloomy laboratory and a creature cobbled together from random body parts. But one trope that seems unparalleled in its ubiquity is the presence of an ‘Igor’, a slightly awkward assistant to their "Master".

You may be surprised to hear that no such character ever appeared in Mary Shelley’s original book. But with all the adaptations that her book has gone through, Igor “stuck” after he came into existence and is now synonymous with the henchman of the mad and power hungry.

Why, though, has Igor stayed with us as a concept? Why have, often hunchbacked, assistants become so entangled with the Frankenstein stories? In 2019 we are going to take you on a journey to discover how the Igor archetype developed and which movies played an integral part in the ongoing legacy of our favorite helping hand (attachment of said hand optional).


About the Clan of Igors


Just like the Igors (and Igorinas) of Terry Prachett's Discworld, these colorways are one of a kind, born out of experimentation and will be different every month.

Being part of the Clan of Igors means an exclusive Igor colorway shows up to your doorstep, ready to aid you in your fiber-crafts.

To best cater to our sock, shawl, and garment knitting members, the Clan of Igors colorways are available on 5 different bases; Squirm, Strain, Mighty Merino, Singularity and Mighty Merino DK.

Colorways are revealed publicly at the end of the month.Colorways made in this monthly club are exclusive to the members of the Clan of Igors for 6 months. After this, we might add them to our colorway portfolio. 

To show you what you can expect, here is the line up of our Clan of Igors colorways from 2018:

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