May the Stitch Be With You: The Official ‘Star Wars’ Knitting Guide

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May the Force be with all the crafters! Hardcore SciFi fans will adore this up and coming knitting guide that delves into a galaxy far, far away. The Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book entertains nerdy crafters (because aren’t we all a bit nerdy?!) with 28 apparel, toy, and home Star Wars patterns.

The hardcover guide book releases on January 26th, 2021, so go ahead and place your preorder at places like Amazon or your local bookstore, retailing for $29.99 online and in stores. The book will be delivered in at least 12 parsecs after it’s released!

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Star Wars Knitting Patterns

Stitchers will be able to choose projects based on interest as well as difficulty. These lightsaber socks (with a nod to Mace Windu) are a level 1 out of 3 (check out the number of lightsabers under the project title), though you will need to understand a myriad of stitches as well as their abbreviations to follow the directions. Materials, colors, needles, notions, and finished measurements are all supplied.

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Even though these socks are a level one, a knitter will need to understand these abbreviations (there is a glossary in the back) as well as HOW to do these stitches. While some of these projects are “easy,” this may not be the best stop for a true beginner. Try a beginner’s knitting book before stepping into the Yoda mitts or the Leia Hoth vest (seen below).

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The book also includes Star Wars quotes, movie stills, references, and live-action examples of the knitted items, crafted with care and perfect stitches. A Star Wars fan will have no problem falling in love with these projects for Padawans as well as Masters.  From Amazon, the book’s description reads:

Featuring 28 projects based on George Lucas’s epic film saga, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the ultimate guide to creating stunning projects inspired by Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Rey, and a whole host of droids, ships, and aliens from a galaxy far, far away. 

Bring the power of the Force to your needles with the first official Star Wars knitting pattern book. Featuring 28 knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy includes patterns for toys, apparel, and home decor inspired by your favorite movie moments, characters (both human and alien), droids, ships, and more. Projects range from simple patterns like the Ewok Hood (sized for both children and adults!) to more complex projects like the Darth Vader Pullover. It even includes patterns for knitted replicas of a few iconic costume pieces, such as Luke Skywalker’s cropped flight vest from Episode IV A New Hope and Rey’s vest and arm warmers from Episode VIII The Last Jedi. With projects for knitters at all levels and a variety of techniques to practice—including stranded colorwork, double-knitting, and lace knitting—Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy is the perfect book for knitting fans across the galaxy.

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About the Creator

A graduate of RISD and mother of two, Tanis Gray (which sounds like an AMAZING Star Wars name) is the author of 10 knitting books, including Harry Potter Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Book, and has over 500 published knitting designs. She has worked for Vogue Knitting, Martha Stewart, HBO, and Focus Features, was a regularly featured guest on Knitting Daily TV, has multiple stranded colorwork classes on Bluprint, and teaches knitting worldwide.

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Will you be snatching up this intergalactic guide to knitting? Or perhaps you’re saving it for a gift to that special droid in your life? Leave us a comment about who would love this book!

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