Handknit Heroes

by Web Intern

I felt like a superhero after I mastered increasing and decreasing, but teen twins Alex and Ana Miller are the real thing. Not only can they bust out a mean stockinette stitch, but these kids, the fictional son and daughter of a yarn shop owner, are saving the world in their free time in the new comic book Handknit Heroes.

Creator Stephanie Bryant and her crew are dubbing Handknit Heroes ‘the first graphic novel for knitters.’ Each copy not only chronicles the badass antics of Alex and Ana, but also includes an awesome, easy knitting pattern. The inaugural issue came out a few months ago, and you can subscribe on the Handknit Heroes Web site or pick it up at a select yarn shop (there’s a list on the site).

If all that weren’t enough to make you pee your pants with excitement, the HH creators champion charity through participation in Keep the Fleece, which supports the anti-hunger organization Heifer International. They’re also boosting their do-gooder status through their Mask Design Contest for the Fall 2009 issue. The $5 entry fee goes to Heifer. –Jax

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