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Geek Knits: Over 30 Projects for Fantasy Fanatics, Science Fiction Fiends, and Knitting Nerds
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Geek Knits: Over 30 Projects for Fantasy Fanatics, Science Fiction Fiends, and Knitting Nerds

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by Joan of Dark, Toni Carr
 

Are you ready to embrace your inner geek? This fun and fashionable compendium of knitting patterns definitely leans toward the Dark Side—but who says the Dark Side can't be chic and colorful, too? With projects ranging from easy to advanced, there's something here for everyone: sci-fi geeks, dice rollers, and fantasy enthusiasts alike. And if you're less

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Are you ready to embrace your inner geek? This fun and fashionable compendium of knitting patterns definitely leans toward the Dark Side—but who says the Dark Side can't be chic and colorful, too? With projects ranging from easy to advanced, there's something here for everyone: sci-fi geeks, dice rollers, and fantasy enthusiasts alike. And if you're less into the culture and just need something unique to hold your comic book collection, author Joan of Dark has that covered, too.

Inside you'll find fun and funky projects modeled by some very familiar faces, including René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter and his Asylum Comic Book Cover, and George R. R. Martin with his trusty knitted Dire Wolf!

Whether you consider yourself aligned with the Chaotic Good or take a more Neutral Evil approach to life (and knitting), Geek Knits has everything you need to dress the part.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
06/01/2015
Geek culture, which encompasses several genres in a variety of media, used to be the province of, well, geeks. But geeks are fans, and they've been coming out en masse to support their pop-culture favorites. Toni Carr (Knits for Nerds; Knockdown Knits), who writes under the name Joan of Dark, was a born-and-raised geek whose parents introduced her to sf and Star Trek as a child. Her lifelong love of geek culture, combined with her passion for knitting, is celebrated in this collection of patterns. The emphasis is on pop-cultural geekery, and the book is divided into sections for sf, fantasy, and "everyday" (everything from books to gaming). The models are geek-culture icons, including authors George R.R. Martin, John Scalzi, and Neil Gaiman, as well as actors, comedians, and the robots from the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Skill wise, there's plenty of variety, including a number of beginner-friendly patterns, and the projects range from a straightforward sweater inspired by the television show Firefly to more fanciful creations such as a Star Trek uniform for a cat and a Captain America-style sweater dress. VERDICT There's a lot of crossover between geek culture/fandom and knitting, and interest in Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who shows no signs of waning, so this is likely to be a popular title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250051387
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/02/2015
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
275,664
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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JOAN OF DARK aka Toni Carr has had a passion for knitting since her grandmother taught her how, and she instantly regretted the hours in her life spent not knitting. When not knitting, skating, performing aerial silks, or running muddy obstacle course races, you may find her working in her coffee shop, playing the guitar or the bass, or taking care of her many rescue animals.

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Geek Knits: Over 30 Projects for Fantasy Fanatics, Science Fiction Fiends, and Knitting Nerds 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
janitegal More than 1 year ago
I love Joan of Dark's Knits for Nerds so when I saw on Ravelry she was coming out with another book filled with geeky patterns of course I had to run out and buy it! The patterns are lots of fun, I can't wait to knit up some Bad Robot Fingerless Gloves.  There are lots of patterns inspired by Doctor Who which makes this Whovian very happy.  It's also lots of fun seeing different geeky celebrities modeling the knitwear and reading the introductions to the patterns.  There's a wide selection of fandoms represented which is nice as well.  Thanks Joan of Dark for another fun knitting book.