10 Yarn Projects to Satisfy Your Inner Geek

by Anja

10 Yarn Projects to Satisfy Your Inner Geek


It’s the middle of Summer and most TV shows are on a break. If you’re lucky, you might be spending some time under the sun or at some faraway city and you won’t even think about all the loose plots.

If you’re not going to pull your suitcases out of their slumber in the attic, you’re probably looking for a project to get your mind off The Walking Dead finale, probably the most stressful hour on TV… can you believe Negan’s people were that MANY? I don’t know about you but I got very anxious, like I was inside that Winnebago trying to get Maggie to Hilltop too, but I digress…

Well, my dear and geeky friend, fear not. After putting on all my gear and taking a dive into the depths of Ravelry, I found some very cool projects to keep you distracted until Lucille’s bloody return.

1. Walking Dead MKAL 2015, by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Walking Dead MKAL

Walking Dead MKAL 2015, image: Jimmy Beans Wool

Created with a limited edition yarn by Lorna’s Laces, this shawl will keep you warm in post-apocalyptic zombie land because – let’s face it – Winter is always around the corner.

2. Sherlock Wallpaper Beanie Hat, by Nadia Druzinina

Sherlock Wallpaper Beanie

Sherlock Wallpaper Beanie, image: Nadia Druzinina

If there is one element that stands out in the Sherlock series, it probably is the wallpaper in Mr.Holmes apartment. I have seen plenty of projects done with the iconic background but this beanie takes the prize for originality.

3. Deduction Game Chullo, by Professor Fonz

Deduction Game Chullo

Deduction Game Chullo, image: Professor Fonz

This should only be knitted with Icelandic sheep wool to keep it authentic. If you need to know about varying tensile strengths of different natural fibres you should go to Sherlock’s blog to find a yarn you can substitute it with. FYI, Professor Fonz prefers New Zealand sheep wool.

4. I want to believe, by Kate Tanski

I Want To Believe

I Want To Believe, image: Kate Tanski

Yes, yes… you probably think Season 10 wasn’t up to par with earlier seasons but my little grey heart still has a place for Agents Mulder and Scully. This original scarf inspired by Mulder’s poster even features some UFO beads.

5. Doctor Who Scarf Season 12, by Chris Brimelow

Dr Who Scarf Season 12

Dr Who Scarf Season 12, image: stellalorelai

Even if you’re not a big fan of the Doctor, you can’t deny that this scarf is colourful and will brighten a dull winters day. It’s a simple and entertaining project you can knit while binging on the series.

6. Edgar Allan Poe Stuffie , by Ann D’Angelo

Edgar Allan Poe Stuffie

Edgar Allan Poe Stuffie, image: WonderStrange Arts

My dear crocheting geek, I have something for you too! How about a Edgar Allan Poe amigurumi to keep you company while reading The Raven?

7. Vampire Doll, Tanoshi series, by Tatyana Korobkova

Vampire Doll

Vampire Doll, image: Tatyana Korobkova

If you’re not afraid of working with DPNs and have a sweet spot for vampires especially when they look this cuddly, this project is perfect for you. What a cutie!

8. The Addams Family Amigurumi, by Ann D’Angelo

The Addams Family Amigurumi

The Addams Family Amigurumi, image: WonderStrange Arts

Get your hook and yarn and make this creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky family. Our beloved Wednesday even comes with her favourite headless doll Marie Antoinette.

9. Double Sided Jack Skellington Hat, by Alyshia West

Double Sided Jack Skellington Hat

Double Sided Jack Skellington Hat, image: Alyshia West

Tired of just knitting stockinette and garter? This double knitted hat might just be the challenge you need. After you’re done you’ll have a cool reversible hat perfect for your next Halloween party.

10. There and Back Again Story Scarf, by Frivolity Handcrafts

There And Back Again Story Scarf

There And Back Again Story Scarf, image: R. Francis & J. Chastain

I can picture double knitting LOTR fans working on this scarf in late fall sitting next to a cozy fire while reliving Bilbo’s adventures.

Bonus project: Vanessa Ives, by bunnymuff

Vanessa Ives

Vanessa Ives, image: bunnymuff

This crescent-shaped shawl is the perfect tribute for the complicated, dark and mysterious woman that is Penny Dreadful’s Vanessa Ives. This very feminine shawl also features beads to make it sparkle during late Fall nights.

I hope you enjoy this list and feel free to let me know which project you chose!


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