Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy [NOOK Book]

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The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more--including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly--are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed projects, ...

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Knits for Nerds: 30 Projects: Science Fiction, Comic Books, Fantasy

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Overview

The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more--including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly--are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed projects, such as:

* Lieutenant Uhura's sexy Star Trek minidress

* Hobbit feet slippers 

* Firefly-inspired scarf, socks, hat, and jacket

* Tank Girl socks

* Hermione Granger's secret beaded bag

* Manga-inspired leg warmers

* The Big Bang Theory-inspired his and hers sweater-vests

* Lord of the Rings-inspired shrug

In addition to a wardrobe of costume finery, hobbyists will also find instructions for practical projects such as an e-reader cover or a laptop bag crafted of checkered fabric that serves double-duty as a chessboard and carryall, as well as patterns for plush toys inspired by Star Trek, robots, and the comic book Squee! Wear (and knit!) your nerdiness on your sleeve with Knits for Nerds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449407926
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2/21/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 383,773
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

Joan of Dark (a/k/a Toni Carr) is an avid lover of all things knit and crocheted. She has been featured on two DIY Network shows, Uncommon Threads and Knitty Gritty. She's the author of the book Knockdown Knits (Wiley), and her patterns have been published on KnitPicks.com and in Vampire Knits (Potter Craft). Her sense of style was also profiled in Indianapolis Monthly, Nuvo, and Intake Weekly. With a science fiction writer for a mother, and a father who made sure that her comic book collection was always stocked, she had no choice but to grow up a geek!

joanofdarkknits.blogspot.com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Knitting Is Not For Grammas Anymore

    I love this book. I actually showed it to friends the other night (we were trying to prove to each other who the biggest nerd is) and all my non knitting friends wants me to make them something from the book! Penny's gloves for my daughter have to be first though. Right after I finish her weighted companion cube sweater. I cant wait to make a browncoat for myself. I have my own version of the Dragon Riders gloves, but may have totry these as well. Thank you for this book, I think I will be working out of it for the next year almost exclusively.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2014

    I am 100% a nerd

    I LOVE THIS BOOK! Also, life's biggest question: Who shot first???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    lot of SCI-fi variety

    I've alread made 4 pair of the Hobbit Slippers for gifts. They made Christmas fun for some his & her Hobbit fans. I've got my moneys worth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    So fun.

    Even if u dont make these yrself, i bet u know someone who would make these for you. Great book to talk about, amazing projects to do for you and your teenager.

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