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Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn

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Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate.

•Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
•Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
•Keep warm while holding
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 14th 2010 by Potter Craft (first published January 1st 2010)
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May 09, 2011 Em rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Victorian Knitters. Psychos, I Mean, Twilight Fans
Shelves: knitting, vampires
I am slightly ashamed for picking up this book... I had found a free pattern snippet from this book a few months back, and I had thought to myself, "Oh maybe if I see this in the library, I'll get it because I wouldn't mind whipping up some Victorian- style projects." Turns out, I almost cried reading the summary in the car on the way home from the library. It's knitting for the Twilight obsessed. I was not surprised to see the author pretty much thanking Stephanie Meyer for saving her life fro ...more
Greta is Erikasbuddy
Feb 13, 2011 Greta is Erikasbuddy rated it really liked it
This book was super cute!!

Though I've seen a lot of these patterns online at Ravelry (and have actually made a couple) it was still nice to have them all in one place with big glossy pictures to go with them.

While this is mainly geared towards Twilight fans there are a couple of patterns included that every vampire fan would be able to sink their fangs into.

The patterns range from Beginner to Advanced Intermidiate (Knowledge of using DPNs would probably be a plus) but I would recommend either k
Nov 30, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it
This book is INCREDIBLY silly. It basically worships Stephenie Meyer which annoys me to no end, with only some mention of True Blood which IS FAR MORE INTERESTING. I found a couple patterns I may use, but most of them are ridiculous or totally function-less. Or just embarrassing.
Mar 12, 2011 Tessa rated it it was amazing
I'm a beginning knitter... this book made it onto my shelves purely because it's a cool title and a cool idea for a compilation of projects. BUT... let me tell you, I'm a fan, I really am. I've knitted two projects from this book so far - a pair of fingerless gloves and a werewolf hat - and both were really easy to do thanks to the clear instructions provided by the author(s).

I can definately recommend this whether you're a beginner or not (there ARE more complicated projects available).

Dec 13, 2010 Kate rated it liked it
I have found online knitting patterns for several knit items worn in the Twilight movies, such as Bella's mittens and hat that she wears to La Push (I've made these), and Alice's handwarmers. These patterns were included in this book, although I'm not sure if they are the same patterns I used. But other than "official" sort of Twilight knits, this book has a lot of other patterns loosely related to vampires and most of it is pretty cheesy (Team Edward and Jacob pillows, scarves with a pattern of ...more
Dana Wright
Sep 20, 2010 Dana Wright rated it really liked it
This knitting book is great for anyone who follows the current trends of Twilight, True Blood and other vampire/werewolf series that are so popular today. I particularly liked the illustrations and references to different vampire lore.

The illustrations are gorgeous and there are projects for fans of Team Edward and Team Jacob.

My favorite projects include the Black Veil Scarf, The Werewolf Hat, Shapeshifter Shrug and Lore Hoodie.

Check out the True Blood bottle covers! Very cool. This book is a
Mar 27, 2011 Ann rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
I haven't read any of the Twilight books, and I don't think I've read any vampire books or watched any shows since Buffy was on the air. And when I saw this book I admit that I laughed out loud.


There are a lot of really lovely patterns in here. Some of them are sort of ridiculous like the corset. But I'd say there are more practical patterns in here than the Harry Potter inspired knitting book.
This book has many really sweet knitted items, though perhaps not all are relevant for all knitters, but there is a lot of potential in the models provided, and honestly: Twilight really has little to do with what you find here, trust me on this as I am not a Twilight fan! :)
Feb 15, 2011 Anna rated it it was ok
Shelves: knit-crochet
I thought that most of the patterns were nothing special. There are better patterns for many vampire inspired items, such as Bella's mittens or her LaPush hat, available for free on Raverly. Save your money.
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Sep 27, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it liked it
Recommends it for: intermediate knitters under age 30 and Team ___ members
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: Knitcircus Magazine
Interesting patterns around the paranormal theme. Nothing truly new or outstanding, I'd recommend French Girl Knits for those who find this not quite what they were looking for.

My public library has Vampire Knits under 746.432 M468, dewey decimal system.
Jan 23, 2012 Serena rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anna Horner and those that knit
Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller is a collection of knitting patterns from a diehard Twilight series fan, who was so inspired that she created a collection of patters for other fans of the series and vampires in general. However, some of these patterns could just be knitted and worn by everyday, non-vampire fans and fans of werewolves/shapeshifters too. The book’s font and design seem very appropriate for the vampire inspired knitting in these pages, which are broken down into sections: Protect ...more
Aug 03, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it
My local library had a copy of Genevieve Miller's Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn--(oh yes, she went there.) Once you get past the stupid premise, there's actually a lot of cute fun stuff in this book and the materials are very affordable. Most of the yarns featured in Vampire Knits are available through
Sep 22, 2012 Sydney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crafty
I don't know much about knitting, but I have friends who do. I also have friends who knit who hate Twilight with the flaming passion of a thousand burning suns, so when I saw this, I had to look at it. There seems to be an overabundance of mittens in this book; I'm not sure why. I've always been a fan of vampires in literature, and I don't recall much in regards to how the absence or presence of mittens added to the plot.

The photos in the book are nice, though the male sweater model looks like h
I haven't tried to follow any of the patterns yet, so I cannot comment on the quality of the instructions except to say they look fine. The projects are a real mix in this book. Some of them barely cling to the book's theme: including a silver and red striped headscarf because silver and red represent silver bullets and blood is a bit too much of a stretch for me. Most of the projects are more strongly connected to the vampire theme, either by evoking the mood and atmosphere of various works of ...more
Feb 02, 2011 Angela rated it really liked it
Book has lots of fun little vampire tidbits, and I like vampire stuff, hence why there are tons of vampire books on my read list. But the patterns in it are mostly too complicated for me. I am a basic knitter, knit 2, purl 1 kinda thing, so not very much I felt like I could tackle. I did enjoy just reading it though, and didn't have any problems with it.
May 25, 2011 Carol rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
Decent mix of knitting projects with a vampire theme. There are a few nods to other vampire book/movie/etc. series, but it's strongly targeted at Twilight fans. Concerning the knitting patterns, I'm a big fan of charts for projects that involve texture or colorwork. While some patterns in the book include charts, they're missing from other patterns where they would be helpful.
Apr 17, 2014 Carrie rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
I do not like Twilight and never got more than 15 pages into the first book, so most of the references to clothing worn by the characters were lost on me. However, several of the patterns are interesting, and they seem fairly easy to follow. I think the finished projects would be at home at a Renaissance fair or druid cosplay equally as well. The pictures are useful also.
Jan 28, 2015 Bonnie rated it it was ok
Shelves: crafts
Maybe I should have picked up a book of Anne Rice vampire knits instead of Twilight knits...I was a bit underwhelmed by the patterns. I had hoped they would be more goth, or more punk, or at least more Victorian, but instead they ended up mainly as blood drinking puns. Beautiful pictures, though, and they're not bad patterns in and of themselves.
Sep 08, 2011 HoneyBadger rated it it was ok
There were a couple of patterns here that I might attempt to knit, but even the few that I really found attractive were impractical for my body type and I couldn't help but wonder who would even look good in them, except for these stick thin models. Knitwear designers, take heed, REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES! Please design with that in mind! The average American woman is a size 12? 14? Yeah...
Aug 14, 2015 Shannon rated it liked it
Shelves: knitting
Ignore all of the Twilight references and mentions and stick only with the patterns. Even then this books only gets 3 stars from me because a lot of the garment patterns are for skinny women with not much allowance for those of us with curves. The accessories are nice and a couple will work for a swap I'm participating in.
Jan 25, 2015 Dianna rated it liked it
The patterns are pretty basic and the only thing that makes them fit a vampire them is the names given to them or that they are knitted in a red yarn (think, blood). Good if you are a fan of TWILIGHT and/or TRUE BLOOD. A few items in the back give nod to their werewolf friends.
Jun 28, 2015 Mari rated it it was amazing
Shelves: knitting, books-i-own
Whether you like Twilight or not, there are some lovely patterns here. I made a variation of the Countess Bathory scarf. After I've practiced more and gotten better at knitting, I'd love to try the Lore Hoodie or the capelet.
Jul 27, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it
I got this book through the library's online e book service.
It is a fun book to look at and some of the patterns I would like to make.
If you're a twilight fan or a fan of vampire movies in general, you'll like the trivia scattered through out the book.
Leslie Jem
Feb 22, 2016 Leslie Jem rated it liked it
Shelves: needlecrafts, library
Loved the Shapeshifter Shrug. Liked the Silver Bullet-and-Blood Head Scarf, Bloody Socks, and Lore Hoodie. The whole teen vampire schtick prevents me from wanting to by the book, though. I am NOT a vampire groupie! I appreciated that Knit Picks yarns were used frequently as well.
Dec 03, 2011 Judy rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-book
My view might be a little tainted in that this book was severely misprinted and it's on the shelves at the library! There is about a 30 page duplication of pages. And the pages they are replacing are not there. So a waste to even check out.
Wanted to like it. Patterns not as exciting as I was hoping. Cute, but didn't like any of the patterns enough to make them. I did like the corset though, especially that it actually has boning in it and looks like a pretty good pattern. Author's fondness for Twilight Series did not help.
Emily (Heinlen) Davis
Aug 04, 2011 Emily (Heinlen) Davis rated it it was amazing
This book is full of really neat ideas about things to knit. Definitely a must for anyone who loves vampires or just neat clothes!
Nov 27, 2013 Chrissy added it
Shelves: knit
I made Bloody Socks. The pattern is very well written, easy to follow, and my socks look great! I'm earmarking the hoodie and hat for later makes.
Apr 28, 2012 Annette rated it really liked it
i loved all the patterns and the little tid bits about everything vampire the one thing i did not like was how there were only a few different vampire books that were named
Oct 19, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it
Shelves: knitting, crafts
I'm learning how to knit and I cannot wait till I'm good enough to make some of the cute stuff in this book!
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