Knit One, Geek Two: Joan of Dark’s ‘Geek Knits’

Cover image courtesy of St. Martins Press. Available for order now!

Featuring “over 30 projects for fantasy fanatics, science fiction fiends, and knitting nerds,” along with gorgeous photos by Kyle Cassidy, Geek Knits (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015) will help you to knit one, geek two to complete your next great geek project.

But wait, there’s more: The models for each project include geek favorites Neil Gaiman, René Auberjonois of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Whitney Avalon, George R. R. Martin (with a knit Dire Wolf), and several familiar faces from Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Author Joan of Dark (Toni Carr) says: “There are patterns in here for all levels of knitters. People who just know how to knit and purl can make the Baker Street Scarf and the really advanced can tackle the Muggle Artifact sweater!”

When GeekMom asked Joan about her geek roots, she shared:

As for my “geekeries,” I’m all over the place! I grew up going to sci-fi cons with my parents (family cosplay in next generation uniforms and all!) and I read everything I can get my hands on. I love Harry Potter, Star Trek, Sherlock Holmes, and Game of Thrones. I think the only thing I’m not into are video games. I get too mad at the controller!

Check out the gorgeous images from the book below, kindly shared by photographer Kyle Cassidy.  Then grab your own copy of Geek Knits: Over 30 Projects for Fantasy Fanatics, Science Fiction Fiends, and Knitting Nerds and… hey, maybe share your projects with GeekMom on Pinterest!

Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy. Her first novel, Updraft (Tor, 2015) is called 'Soaring' by Publishers' Weekly and Barnes & Noble SFF blog, while NPR Books says it was "one of the most original fantasy novels I've read this year." Her next novel, Cloudbound releases in September. Fran's short stories appear at Asimov's, Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and She writes for publications including The Washington Post, SFSignal,, Clarkesworld,, and She can also program digital minions, tie most of the sailor's knot board, and re-load a fountain pen without spattering herself with ink (usually). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their tween-minecraft fanatic / book addict / budding Scratch programmer.