2017 Geek-A-Long: Daredevil

Matt Murdock is a lawyer by day and a vigilante by night. Daredevil is a blind ninja who battles the Hand and Kingpin in to protect the people of Hell’s Kitchen.

Blinded as a child, he developed radar senses and studied with secret masters to hone his body into a deadly weapon. His other super power is the deep guilt that all Catholics are familiar with. He is known as the Man Without Fear, because he isn’t afraid to leap off a building or take on a room that is more ninja than oxygen:

One of the coolest things about Daredevil is his rogue’s gallery. His enemies include the Kingpin, Electra, Bull’s-eye, Typhoid Mary, and the endless stream of ninjas known as the Hand. Daredevil rarely fights for the sake of the whole world, but that just means the stakes are more personal. People in his life often get caught in the crossfire. His best friend Foggy Nelson has been put through the ringer and his girlfriends usually end up either dead or evil, sometimes both.

The Netflix series is great, if at times excessively bloody. Charlie Cox is good but Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vincent D’Onofrio, and Rosario Dawson make the series fantastic. I can’t wait to see where they go with the Defenders, which comes out in five short days! It’s about time they’ve given us more Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.

There was a definitive run of Daredevil comics in the 80’s from Frank Miller, followed by a definitive run from Ann Nocenti. Ed Brubakermight be my favorite writer for the character, but Brian Michael Bendis is a close second. I haven’t read the Mark Waid/Chris Samnee run, but I hear great things. Daredevil is one of the best heroes Marvel has to offer and one that writers love to put their stamp on.

Whether you’re knitting, crocheting, or cross stitching this square, you can download the Daredevil pattern here. Instructions and charts for both knit and crochet are listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to Instagram your squares at us @lattesandllamasyarn with the hashtag #geekalong!

If you’re having trouble with double-sided knitting, we have a how-to video here and a tutorial on crochet here. Want to hang out with other people making the blanket? You can find moral support in the Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry here.

~ Megan-Anne
You’ll notice we didn’t mention the 2003 film featuring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. That was not an accident.

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