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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 a 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.


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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 a 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.

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

  1. 4 out of 5

    Miss Clark

    It was fun to see these geeky projects and they were all presented nicely, though I would have appreciated a few more pictures of some of the clothing articles so you could see how it looked better. It is amazing what one can knit!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Altivo Overo

    A must read for knitters who enjoy science fiction, fantasy, television and movies. Joan of Dark (Toni Carr) brings you themed knitting, from Dr Who scarves and socks to dragons and dire wolves. While this is immensely entertaining (provided you are geeky enough to get the references) the book is also illustrated with photos of celebrity personalities and pets modeling the knitted items. Models include a few big names like Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and John and Kristine Scalzi, as well a A must read for knitters who enjoy science fiction, fantasy, television and movies. Joan of Dark (Toni Carr) brings you themed knitting, from Dr Who scarves and socks to dragons and dire wolves. While this is immensely entertaining (provided you are geeky enough to get the references) the book is also illustrated with photos of celebrity personalities and pets modeling the knitted items. Models include a few big names like Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, and John and Kristine Scalzi, as well as many less well known to me but surely familiar to other potential readers who see more films and television than I do. The models were compensated by donations to their chosen charities appear to have enjoyed posing. Even if you don't knit, you might well enjoy browsing the photos and commentary. I expect there is a dire wolf somewhere in my "to knit" list now, as well as the TARDIS scarf worn by René Auberjonois and the floppy bow tie modeled by Tom Servo from MST3K. My copy came from a discount book catalog and has a remainder mark, so if you want to own this you may need to pounce on it soon.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Cissa

    This has some fabulous patterns! Various scarves and stuffies, of course, but my husband now longs for a vest made with the "Muggle Artifact" pattern- I figure I'll just knit an edging instead of the sleeves. The Dragon and Alien Pet are adorable, as are the Dire Wolf and of course Bunnicula, and the Alien Snow Beast balaclava is a hoot! And if you ever felt the need for variously-sided huge dice, here are patterns for 6, 8, and 20. All in all, they look like a lot of fun, and range from the practic This has some fabulous patterns! Various scarves and stuffies, of course, but my husband now longs for a vest made with the "Muggle Artifact" pattern- I figure I'll just knit an edging instead of the sleeves. The Dragon and Alien Pet are adorable, as are the Dire Wolf and of course Bunnicula, and the Alien Snow Beast balaclava is a hoot! And if you ever felt the need for variously-sided huge dice, here are patterns for 6, 8, and 20. All in all, they look like a lot of fun, and range from the practical and even elegant- like the Poison Ivy wrap- through the wild. They do not look to me like being especially quick projects, though, so I'd suggest a level of dedication before heading into one. Still- fun and inspiring! I didn't give it a full 5 stars because for several of the projects there was no plain photograph of how the item looked finished, just in use and generally in artistic poses.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Elevetha

    I flipped through this geek knitting book for snits and giggles. It had some neat geeky designs and just a few equally bland designs, but overall was fun to look at. Also depressing, for I realized that I will never be a knitter. I mean, trying to read the language of Knit is more complicated than computer code.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kris

    Whimsical and eclectric collection of scarves, mitts, and creatures to knit. I loved the dire wolf and Bunnicula. Also, liked the featured models and that the money from the sale of this book would go to charity.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I think the patterns I'd like to try are the Dr Who Blue Box Scarf, Labyrinth: Helpful Worm, the America! Sweater Dress (but where would I wear it?), Baker Street Scarf, and the Chessboard Scarf.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    It warms my geeky little heart! And just let me say now... Tom Servo is a cover model!! Squeeeeee!!!! While there are some unique patterns here, what makes this one really special are the models and the information. I love how the models were real geek icons, but since the geek world is so big and varied, and includes so many fandoms, the book also includes a Who's Who to the models, not just the designers. Their geek cred, so to speak. Love. It. Some of the patterns are more basic, while some ar It warms my geeky little heart! And just let me say now... Tom Servo is a cover model!! Squeeeeee!!!! While there are some unique patterns here, what makes this one really special are the models and the information. I love how the models were real geek icons, but since the geek world is so big and varied, and includes so many fandoms, the book also includes a Who's Who to the models, not just the designers. Their geek cred, so to speak. Love. It. Some of the patterns are more basic, while some are pretty unique. I haven't made any yet, so can't speak to their clarity or accuracy, but they seem pretty straightforward on a read-through. Biggest downside was that some patterns could use a few more photos to really make them clear. The clothing especially would have benefited from some more angles. Ones I'd make: Bad Robot mitts (despite all the bobbles, these are awesome) Verse sweater Dragon Rider shrug Bunnicula Running Dead Headband Also, while I hate colorwork, the Muggle Artifact Sweater is pretty awesome, and if one of the electrical engineers in my life was reeeeeally nice, I might consider it. Same with the dice pillows for my tabletop gamer buddies!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    The muggle artifacts sweater modeled by ADAM SAVAGE YES IK SCREAMING is nothing short of a work of art. Lots of the models are famous geeks! Adam Savage! George R. R. Martin! Neil Gaiman! Reneé Auberjonois! John Carpenter! John & Kristine Scalzi! Anyways I lost my shit when I saw René modeling a DW scarf. This book is amazing The muggle artifacts sweater modeled by ADAM SAVAGE YES IK SCREAMING is nothing short of a work of art. Lots of the models are famous geeks! Adam Savage! George R. R. Martin! Neil Gaiman! Reneé Auberjonois! John Carpenter! John & Kristine Scalzi! Anyways I lost my shit when I saw René modeling a DW scarf. This book is amazing

  9. 5 out of 5

    Ligaya

    I rarely laugh out loud at knitting patterns, but the Alien Snow Beast Balaclava is amazing!!! Clever and nicely designed patterns ranging from mitts to sweaters to bags and stuffed toys. Lace, Fair Isle, cables, felting - lots of varieties! Surprising, superstar models, too!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    An amazing array of celebrigeeks appear in this geekcentric knitting book. We've got Neil Gaiman sporting some Sherlock inspired gear, George RR Martin posing with a Direwolf, and John and Kristin Scalzi roll some dice (pillows). The patterns are divided into 3 groups: The Scientific Geek, The Fantasy Geek, and The Everyday Geek. The Scientific Geek has 6 Doctor Who themed projects out of 11 total in the section. So if The Doctor is Your Thing, you'll be happy. My favorite from this section has An amazing array of celebrigeeks appear in this geekcentric knitting book. We've got Neil Gaiman sporting some Sherlock inspired gear, George RR Martin posing with a Direwolf, and John and Kristin Scalzi roll some dice (pillows). The patterns are divided into 3 groups: The Scientific Geek, The Fantasy Geek, and The Everyday Geek. The Scientific Geek has 6 Doctor Who themed projects out of 11 total in the section. So if The Doctor is Your Thing, you'll be happy. My favorite from this section has to be the Blue Box Scarf modeled by Rene Auberjonois. The Fantasy Geek section is a little more rounded, touching on Labyrinth, Harry Potter, and some Lovecraft among other things. My favorite has to be The Helpful Worm from Labyrinth pictured with Paul and Storm. I need to make him right away. Finally, The Everyday Geek features some Sherlock, RPGs, and Chess designs. All in all, this collection has a lot of things a geek like me would love to knit up, or receive...

  11. 5 out of 5

    Katrina

    Half of these patterns are lovely fun I can't wait to play with. Half of them I will likely never make in a million years, but if you're into that fandom they're probably perfect. Unlike "Knits for Nerds," this book doesn't have as many practical patterns, but more fun patterns. Which is great, if you're looking for that. The 20-sided die pattern is going to look great on my living room couch! Also, that Baker Street Hat, is amazing, and modeled by Neil Gaiman? Seriously, I want this knitter's c Half of these patterns are lovely fun I can't wait to play with. Half of them I will likely never make in a million years, but if you're into that fandom they're probably perfect. Unlike "Knits for Nerds," this book doesn't have as many practical patterns, but more fun patterns. Which is great, if you're looking for that. The 20-sided die pattern is going to look great on my living room couch! Also, that Baker Street Hat, is amazing, and modeled by Neil Gaiman? Seriously, I want this knitter's connections! In fact, this book is worth reading just for the models. George R.R. Martin and Patrick Rothfuss? Great fun!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)

    Embracing your inner geek? Knitted fun compendium of patterns leans toward the Dark Side, & inside you'll find fun & funky projects modeled by familiar & fan favorite faces, including Crow T. Robot, René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in a Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter, & George R. R. Martin with a cute knitted Dire Wolf! Light or Dark Side; you're covered! I myself will be making the Bad Robot Finger-less Mitts, tres elegante!!! Embracing your inner geek? Knitted fun compendium of patterns leans toward the Dark Side, & inside you'll find fun & funky projects modeled by familiar & fan favorite faces, including Crow T. Robot, René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space 9 in a Blue Box Scarf, John Carpenter, & George R. R. Martin with a cute knitted Dire Wolf! Light or Dark Side; you're covered! I myself will be making the Bad Robot Finger-less Mitts, tres elegante!!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heather Brown

    Geek Knits is super geeky and super awesome! There are tons of cool projects ranging from clothes to toys to accessories, all cool geek items. Every project has a great photo with a cameo from a famous geek like Neil Gaiman, Whitney Avalon, Adam Savage, and Drew Curtis. The projects come with detailed instructions on how to make them. I love the Time Traveler Socks, Helpful Worm, and Muggle Artifact Sweater.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Strega

    This was just SO MUCH FUN!!! Not only are the projects beautiful and doable, but the 'models' in all cases look awesome. (Loved George R.R. Martin and the Dire Wolf.) The projects are rated as easy, medium, and hard, and there are several of each level - plus not all the easy ones are just scarves ;) Very cool book and a really fun read. It's staying out with my yarn and needles.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    Fun, quirky projects modeled by fun, quirky people. Most of the projects require a medium level of expertise, but there are several projects labelled "medium" that look easy to me. The pen holding tie pattern is calling to me, "Make me."

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emmalee

    Wonderfully geeky projects in here. Everything from dice pillows, cute figures, sweaters, scarves and more. Everything from easy projects to very advanced. Also a solid collection of geeks as models for all of the gear. I have not made anything in this book yet.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    fun projects with a range of difficulties and also a range of people to knit for! not just knits for more feminine individuals which I am always looking for

  18. 5 out of 5

    Elena

    They did not photograph the actual garments very well at all. The patterns were fine, but nothing I had to make right this second.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Luna

    Pretty cool designs though I want more pictures of the actual garments! There are some, like the shrug, that are difficult to see.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Mckinley

    Ok. Nicely done.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Beth Kakuma-Depew

    This is more of a gift book than an actual knitting book. The photos are more of celebrities than illustrations.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  23. 4 out of 5

    Roxana Rathbun

  24. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

  25. 5 out of 5

    Rona

  26. 4 out of 5

    Stella

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ames

  28. 5 out of 5

    Caz Rudd

  29. 5 out of 5

    AJ

  30. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Keys

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