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

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  121 ratings  ·  22 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Miss Clark
Aug 05, 2015 rated it liked it
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!
Altivo Overo
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: knitters, science fiction fans, fantasy fans
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 ...more
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Nerdy knitters
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.
Sep 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
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
Sep 18, 2020 added it
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I didn't leave a rating because I will probably not be trying any of these patterns any time in the near future! They are definitely too complicated for beginners (or at least for me).

I grabbed a copy from the library because I recently decided I wanted to learn to knit or crochet and wanted to get an idea of what sorts of things you can make with each yarn art. This was an awesome inspiration piece!
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was 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
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
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!
Sep 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Jan 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Barbi Faye (The Book Fae)
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: knitters
Recommended to Barbi Faye (The Book Fae) by: library
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!!! ...more
Heather Brown
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: geeks, crafters
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.
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016
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." ...more
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crafts, non-fiction
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.

Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
They did not photograph the actual garments very well at all. The patterns were fine, but nothing I had to make right this second.
Dec 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Pretty cool designs though I want more pictures of the actual garments! There are some, like the shrug, that are difficult to see.
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Ok. Nicely done.
Beth Kakuma-Depew
This is more of a gift book than an actual knitting book. The photos are more of celebrities than illustrations.
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