To protect, serve, and snuggle: superhero knitting patterns! (+ giveaway)

It’s a needle . . . it’s a skein . . . it’s . . .


At your service, clockwise from top left: meet Heroic Herschel, Happenstance Hippo; Sampson Sheep, Supreme Super Stylist; The Magnificent Moo; and Landon Ludwig, Wonder Kid from Knit Superheroes.

Knit-Superheroes-coverNever fear—best-selling author Rebecca Danger is here! She’ll help you save the day when you knit the sweetest superheroes that kids (and kids at heart) have ever seen—each with a sidesplitting tale of their rise to superhero status.
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Randolph Raccoon, Reputable Refreshment Responder

As you knit these new friends, you’ll find that most patterns only need between 100 and 200 yards of any given color yarn—great for using up your yarn scraps. Rebecca’s listed how many yards of yarn she used for each color so you can check your stash first.
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Adorable softies include instructions for two sizes
and can be knit with just about any sock or worsted-weight yarn.

You’ll have a blast bringing these funny fellows to life—and they just might take over yours! Recently the heroes caused some hilarious havoc (by trying to be helpful) in the Martingale office. Photographer Brent Kane caught them up to their antics:

Lucky Lancelot wanted to give a hand organizing some paperwork but ended up totally overwhelmed.
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Here’s Tiberius Tiger preparing to join the mid-morning walking gang!​
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Sampson Sheep​ dropped into one of our designer’s offices to visit some old friends from the ranch.
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Alberto Alligator helped with a cover revision—he preferred an alligator on the cover of the book.

​Silly superheroes!

The large and small versions of each softie are the perfect size for playing, pretending, story-making, and snuggling. And when you bestow one of these softie superheroes on a little one you love, the truth will be revealed: knitting IS a superpower.
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What’s your knitting superpower: courageous cast-ons, speed-of-light stitches, fearless finishing skills? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the Knit Superheroes eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

Want to start knitting a superhero right now? Buy the book ($22.99) and instantly download the eBook for free. Or, buy only the eBook ($14.99) and save!
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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Patty, who says:

“My knitting super power is Fabulous Frogger!”

Patty, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


  • Speed of light stitches! These are so cute and creative!

    —Karen Watkins on March 30, 2016
  • Courageous cast on’s and a little more. Thank you

    —Diane B on March 30, 2016
  • Courageous Cast-ons would be my superpower, then I realize what I’ve gotten myself into! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book of lovely patterns.

    —Gai Butler on March 30, 2016
  • Courageous cast ons

    —Lynda on March 30, 2016
  • My knitting superpower is giving birth to a knitting master! I can barely knit one stitch and it takes me forever. But my beautiful daughter started knitting at age four and is now, at 22, designing her own sweaters and hats. So proud!

    —Nyla-Jean on March 30, 2016
  • My knitting superpower is all of the above combined together to form something special.

    —Marthese on March 30, 2016
  • super power must be at work ’cause I’m the first comment!!! Fearless knitting skills are simply fearless to try!

    —jo on March 30, 2016
  • My super power is always wanting to learn new techniques – I don’t give up until I can master it! Thanks!

    —Joanne on March 30, 2016
  • I have not found my super power yet. I am still trying to use "the force" to make my way through tangled skeins and trying to use my "x-ray vision" to find missing needles and the golden lasso of truth to find out what those patterns really mean! I hopefully won’t need the Tardis to time travel and give me extra time to finish my projects, but you never know. .
    Wait! I know what my super power is! It is "stick-to-it-iveness"! (I am really enjoying the process and the learning by trial and error. I also really love that my son and Husband wear what I make, no matter what. That’s love, man!)

    —Kate W. on March 30, 2016
  • Supper power- choosing the easiest way to do it- whatever it is … Not necessarily the best way.

    —Karen on March 30, 2016
  • Probably my knitting super power is persistence. I like to stay with a project until it is finished– no UFO’s lying around.

    Kathy on March 30, 2016
  • I can stitch fairly fast when I get in the groove! I admit to having a half finished knit doll from the 80’s in my yarn stash…. sad BUT I go through it every once in a while and am not inclined to give up on her yet! There’s always hope…

    Sharon in Colorado

    —Sharon Schipper on March 30, 2016
  • Randolph Raccoon, you have stolen my heart (and my chocolate too!)My super-power would be parting with these fun little critters once I had made them. They just might become mine, mine, mine.

    —Whiskers on March 30, 2016
  • My super power is curiosity. I am curious to try new patterns – try new knitting techniques, yarns, notions/tools, knitting things! These heros are absolutely charming. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

    Carol Parry on March 30, 2016
  • I am still learning. Probably best at cast-on. Definitely not fast. These would be awesome for my new grandchildren.

    —Kit Flores on March 30, 2016
  • I love them all – I peeked at the images too! A veritable menagerie including a lion, elephant, giraffe, cat, dog and more…
    What fun it would be to make a super zoo full!

    —Linda Fleming on March 30, 2016
  • My super power is courageous cast-on’s, I cast on again and again until I feel it’s perfect to start my project!!

    —Kim Reid on March 30, 2016
  • My superpower is fearless fixing – I’ve done all sorts of crazy fixes in lace and cabled work!

    —Laura on March 30, 2016
  • i am no knitting superhero but my children & I call my mum (or nanna) motorfingers as she can knit at the speed of light! love the superhero knits

    —Suzanne Keal on March 30, 2016
  • I am a very beginning knitter, so none of the above – after 40 years of crocheting, that second needle is really hard for me.

    —Karen on March 30, 2016
  • My knitting superpowers are Fearless Finishing and Tenacious Testing of New Techniques. I’d love to test out my superpowers in the making of these awesome little critters. Love Rebecca Danger’s imagination! Thank you for offering this giveaway!

    —Mary on March 30, 2016
  • My knitting super power is Fabulous Frogger!

    —Patty on March 30, 2016
  • My super power is none of the above due to the fact that I am a crocheter and I am a novice knitter. However, this book makes me want to hone my knitting skills because the patterns are so darn cute!

    —Karen L. on March 30, 2016
  • I’m a rubbish knitter but I’d love to win this for my mother who knits at the speed of light!

    —Katy M on March 30, 2016
  • Courageous cast-ons my is my super power. I finally learned how to cast on well and now I am confident this is one of my best knitting skills.

    —Nicole Sender on March 30, 2016
  • Unfortunately my arthritic hands do not let me knit as fast as I used to. I have been knitting a sweater for my 3 year old granddaughter and encouraging the 12 yr old to knit more, maybe the animals would get her interested again.

    —ELIZAJANE on March 31, 2016
  • My superpower is being fearless! I will tackle anything, and will not give up until every problem is solved. No obstacle is too high, and nothign can scare me. I will still be there until the end!!!!!

    —Janice on March 31, 2016
  • I am UltraHyperMegaSuperHappyThriftStoreYarnFinderMan! For about 7 years I was buying yarn only from thrift stores. I spent less than $100/year, but I have about 30 large bins of yarn totaling well over $5000 in retail prices. Quite a bit of it luxury yarns, like $3.99 for 21 skeins of cashmere price tagged at $9.25 a ball and $7 for $135 in Noro silk blends. My biggest score was $30 for three bins that held over $900 in yarn, needles, patterns and accessories (the receipt was in one of the bins) I’ve now stopped buying yarn completely, as I attained a state of SABER – Stash Acquired Beyond Expected Reincarnations – even after I donated about 40 pounds to several local schools.

    All we can say is WOW – you win, Kitten! 🙂 Great story and GREAT deals!!! –Jenny

    —Kitten With A Whiplash on March 31, 2016
  • Faster than a speeding hook, more powerful than a granny-square-motive, able to knit all patterns in a single (or multiple) rounds! I am Needlewoman……

    —Lyn on April 1, 2016
  • I don’t think I have a super power…I like to try new things, do some knitting, some crochet, some quilting. But I don’t consider myself super at anything. That said, maybe with more practice I would possibly become super at something! Would love the ebook!

    —Carol on April 1, 2016
  • My knitting super power is sticking-to-it-ness! No matter how complicated the pattern, how boring the knitting, how many ends to weave in, or how many other projects are calling, I stick it out and get it done.

    —Pat on April 1, 2016
  • I do not have any knitting superpowers because I am a new knitter. Just knit and purl for me at this time. Going to venture onto cables next. Thanks for the giveaway.

    —Virginia Bronner on April 1, 2016
  • Courageous cast-ons (now that I can do it right!)

    —Mary on April 1, 2016
  • Patient unpicking!

    —Elaine on April 1, 2016
  • My superpower is collecting patterns. My to-do list is very long. I will never be bored.

    —joyce on April 1, 2016
  • TINK-ing … superpower of those who need to fix (and re-fix and re-fix) mistakes!

    —bookboxer on April 1, 2016
  • I have the super power of being a slow knitter! With tennis elbow I can’t knit for very long but I do enjoy the occasional break from piecing quilts.

    —Joyce Ward on April 1, 2016

    —janG on April 1, 2016
  • My superpower is the ability to knit in the dark! I have made so many of the same pattern, over 65 afghans at last count, that I barely need to pay attention. Maybe I should mix it up a little and try some super– cute characters.

    What – knit in the dark? We bow down to your superpower, Linda! 🙂 –Jenny

    —Linda Towers on April 1, 2016
  • Being a Capricorn, I guess, is what gives me the superpower of Tenacity. I just won’t quit until I finish the project- even if the directions are lacking, wrong or in another language! I just plug away at it and when I am done, it is apparent, I could never duplicate it to make another (mostly because I have no way of knowing when my superpower kicked in!)

    —Ronnie Gosnell on April 1, 2016
  • My knitting superpower is having a huge stash of yarn acquired at bargain prices at an estate auction!

    —Brenda on April 3, 2016
  • Sadly, I have none of the super powers that you named. I think mine would have to be dogged perseverence. Once I’ve spent the money for supplies for the project and cast on, I just have to keep at it. Speedy stitches would be a real help.

    —Pearl on April 4, 2016
  • Courageous cast-ons. I have no fear of trying new techniques. Finishing them? Well, that’s another story.

    —Carmen N on April 5, 2016

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