- Paperback: 134 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (July 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470239549
- ISBN-13: 978-0470239544
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026,270 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knockdown Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track Paperback – July 1, 2008
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With its cheeky players, fast-paced jams, heart-stopping pileups, and rowdy, raucous atmosphere, roller derby is hot! This book is jam-packed with thirty hip knitting patterns designed by the Naptown Roller Girls of Indianapolis, Indiana, who are aggressive skaters and avid knitters. On skates, they're hell on wheels; in their spare time, they've discovered that knitting is a relaxing, creative outlet. Audacious and unconventional, ""Knockdown Knits"" features: Fun, devil-may-wear patterns for everything from fishnets to an I Love Derby sweater to a hangover kitSome patterns created out of sore necessity, such as ice pack covers, slings, and armpit cushions for crutchesStep-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow, detailed patterns100 photos and 40 color drawings showing steps and techniquesPhotos of each design modeled by members of the Naptown Roller Girls
If you've been looking for something different to sink your needles into, you'll love these edgy designs that reflect the fun, brash roller derby bravado and your free spirit.
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This book was great for two reasons:
1) the knitting of course, the patterns are fun and quirky (ex. frozen peas, a fun knit icepack cozy to wrap around boo-boos.) but really well done. Joan of Dark and her Roller girls takes their knitting seriously but enjoy every stich.
2) The entire aspect, a general history and cultural signifigance of Roller Derby is explained in such a way I was aching to dig out my old skates and join up!
Seriously, this book was so much more than I expected. A fun knittng book and a fun Roller Derby book successfully rolled (no pun intended) into one, as unlikely as that may be.
I'm no roller girl, but I am over 50 and I can see lots of practical uses for some of those injury-related knitting projects. I wish I'd had that pea bag pattern when I had knee surgery a couple of years ago.
To quote a friend of mine who doesn't knit or like roller derby but who read the book: What a fun book!