Ten Geeky Knitting Projects & Lightsaber Needles

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Summer’s coming to a close and your yarn stash is calling. What is a Geek Mom to do?

What. To. Do. Indeed.

While you’re thinking, consider the geek-out possibilities of Supercapacitor Yarn.  You’re welcome.

Now check out our favorite knitting projects—in many cases with free patterns:

1. Totoro Sweater (There are several how-tos on Ravelry.)

Totoro Sweater by wldseame at Ravelry
Totoro Sweater by wldseame at Ravelry

2. TARDIS (Free pattern.)

Pixelbrid’s TARDIS. Click for step-by-step instructions

3. Portal Companion Sweater  (Created by Aarin on 6s&7s, with more extensive description on Ravelry.)

Portal Companion Sweater by Aarin.

Those of us who have A Trusted Friend in Science should probably also check out these free Portal Afghan Charts from The Happy Hooker, which look like they may intarsia really well.

4. Baby Dalek Jumper (Free pattern by Alison Bitter on Ravelry.)

Photo and pattern by Allison Bitter.

5. Star Trek Potholders (Free pattern at Off the Hook Astronomy.)

via Whipup.net & Off the Hook Astronomy

6. Binary Scarf (Free pattern at Knitty.)

via Knitty

7. Cthulhlu Mittens (Free pattern at Ravelry.)

Mittens and pattern by Diana Stafford at Ravelry.

8. Ukelele Case (Free pattern at Knitty.)

9. Robot Amiguri (Free pattern via Great Amiguri.)

Yes, this one’s crochet… but it’s too cute to skip.

via Great Amiguri

And there’s a Totoro amiguri over here.

10. One Ring Scarf (Free pattern by Diana Stafford at Ravelry.)

Pattern by Diana Stafford at Ravelry.

Additionally, check out this Felted Baby Yoda Hat (free pattern via Ravelry) and Totoro Mittens (also a free pattern)!

What are your favorite geek knitting patterns? Tell us in the comments.

And in light of your geeked-up knitting, you may want to use Instructables’ how-to-guide to make Lightsaber Knitting Needles.

Lightsaber Knitting Needles at Instructables.

 

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5 thoughts on “Ten Geeky Knitting Projects & Lightsaber Needles

    1. Honestly, it’s just using sticks to pull string through loops of string. (A friend taught me the basics, but a lot of yarn stores are patient and helpful if you go in with needles and yarn and ask, especially if there’s a knit night on.)

      Start with wool yarn–some acrylics are forgiving, but some aren’t, and cotton tends to be very stiff. Wool is springy and you need to fight with it less.

  1. Belatedly, my current must-try geek knitting pattern is the Dice Bag of Doom (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dice-bag-of-doom), although I really want to do those Cthulhu Mittens from the post, so they might edge it out. I also like Hansi Singh’s knit amigurimi, and need to do the finishing work on the Jackalope I’ve (mostly) knit. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jackalope-aka-antelabbit-or-stagbunny

    Someday I will design a pattern for a cuddly Deathclaw. Someday.

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