Cover detail from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Knit Your Comics #1: Arm (Hoof) Knit Nimona-inspired Scarf.

Welcome to the first ever Knit Your Comics! Since it is the first, I am not at all yet sure what it is going to be, but I can tell you what KYC aspires to be. Knit Your Comics aspires to be a place to share projects inspired by comics (and maybe later, other media)….

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Knit Your Comics: Non-Compliant Bitch Planet Knitting Patterns

Knit Your Comics is back! This month’s Knit Your Comics is a little different, since it’s not so much a knitting pattern as multiple examples of creating a pattern using a chart and customization options. That—in addition to the difficult nature of the yarn I chose for this project—is why the project difficulty level for this…

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Knit Your Comics: DC Bombshells Inspired Batwoman Hat

It’s October, and when I think October I think bats and baseball. I know that for most people, baseball is a summer thing, but for me, baseball is most made “real” in October, because it’s the playoffs. And October is also the month for Halloween, and when I think Halloween, I also think of bats,…

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Knit Your Comics: Once a Harry Potter Knitter, Always a Harry Potter Knitter

Sometimes the fandom makes me think of a pattern, and sometimes it’s the yarn. I was walking the aisles at Jo-Ann’s when I saw this yarn: The lighting in this pic doesn’t quite convey the way that orange-y yarn has a bronzed sheen, but hopefully it’s still enough to explain why I immediately thought of…

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Knit Your Comics: Game Knit X-Files Scarf

I am a ridiculous fan of The X-Files. I watched the pilot when I was 12 years old and I never looked back, even when it was traumatizing (“Home”—oh my god). I went to an X-Files convention in Portland back in the 90s. My dad, who ran a limousine service at the time, provided the…

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Knit Your Comics: Sexy Deadpool Banana Hammock

Some ideas are just too good not to do. I was brainstorming Deadpool-related ideas for February’s Knit Your Comics with our Editor-in-Chief. Since the column comes out just a few days after the movie’s release, and I kind of have had a crush on Ryan Reynolds since Blade: Trinity, and I have watched many a…

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Knit Your Comics: Wonder Woman Bootliners

Before we get to this month’s pattern, I have to pause and celebrate for a minute, because Knit Your Comics was featured in Bitch Planet #7! I’m incredibly grateful to Lauren Sankovitch, Kelly Sue DeConnick, and Laurenn McCubbin for contacting me about featuring the pattern as part of #Bitchcraft, and also letting me add a…

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Knit Your Comics: Garnet’s Gauntlets

Knit Your Comics returns with a special pattern for all my fellow crystal gems. True confession: I’d never watched Steven Universe until I started this project. I’d crowdsourced for KYC ideas and someone mentioned the show, and the project seemed doable. But I needed a show to watch while working on this project, and so I put…

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Knit Your Comics: Captain America Shield Shawl

This project is a long time coming. I actually bought the yarn for this project over a year ago, because, if you’ll remember, one of the very first Knit Your Comics came out in July 2015 and was Captain America themed. The doily I created was my first attempt at the shield, but my real…

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Knit Your Comics: Fat Mermaid Doll

Although most of the comics I consume and have been featured here are part of the Big Three family, I’ve long wanted to include more projects inspired by indie comics and zines. The very first Knit Your Comics (before it was Knit Your Comics!) was a scarf inspired by Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona. So I was…