Knitter on Skates

Knock Down Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track

Posted by Gina on Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I see that a lot of people happen across my blog while searching for roller derby knitting patterns. To the roller derby knitters, I found something you might be interested in: Knock Down Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track by Toni Carr. I can’t wait for the release date!

With its rowdy atmosphere, fast-paced jams, and heart-stopping pile-ups, roller derby is the fastest growing sport in the nation. This book will feature 30 hip designs by the Naptown Roller Girls of Indianapolis, who are aggressive skaters and avid knitters. Projects include an on-the-move felted skate bag, Dill and Brownie’s beer saver, and an arm sling. Other fun, derby-inspired patterns will appeal to innovative knitters searching for truly unique patterns as well as derby girls and their legions of fans.

Toni Carr (Indianapolis, IN), known as Joan of Dark #5 when she’s skating with the Naptown Roller Girls, is a passionate knitter and crocheter. Toni has appeared on the DIY show Uncommon Threads. She and her team have filmed an episode of Knitty Gritty that is scheduled to air on the DIY network in spring 2008.

Another source for those looking for Roller Derby patterns (both knit and crochet) is the Hard-Hitting Knitters group on Ravelry. If you’re not already on Ravelry, jump on the waiting list! Don’t wait for the site to be open to the public, as there’s a really good chance you will get your invite before it’s open.

Happy reading!


3 Responses to “Knock Down Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track”

  1. Travis said

    Fishnet tights are technically knit, right? You’d be a bada$$ (and tasty) rollergirl in hand-knit fishnets and ninja mask – er – antifreeze. You should probably use an eye patch too, so you could be the unstoppable ninja pirate rollergirl. It also occurs to me that an oversize knit toque would make an excellent jammer’s helmet cover.

  2. ClaudiaVanDamage said

    WOAH! Several girls on my team are knitters. I’m totally excited for this,- thanks for posting.

  3. […] the book for you! It’s not out yet, but you probably should pre-order it so you can get to knitting me something, bizz.  I love that […]

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