An Official ‘Star Wars’ Knitting Book Is Coming Soon, and You Need a Yoda Sweater, Don’t You?
There’s something in this book for every fan and every kind of knitter. Patterns are divided into four sections: toys, costume replicas, inspired apparel, and home decor. The toy section features amigurumi porgs, a Yoda small enough to fit in your pocket, a fuzzy Chewie with a tiny messenger bag, and a surprisingly cute Death Star.
The costume replicas are mostly vests, beautifully imagined as knits, from Luke Skywalker’s flight vest to Rey’s iconic desert vest and arm wraps. They’re good enough for cosplay, but that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate them into your regular wardrobe. Rey’s vest, for example, is full of thoughtful details, like a subtle herringbone texture and a picot hem.
Most of the patterns in the book fall into the “inspired apparel” section. There are a lot of delightful things here, like a colorwork sweater with a band of jaunty Yodas across the yoke, and a pair of R2D2 bleep-bloop mittens.
Some of the Star Wars inspiration is so subtle it’s almost stealthy, like a pullover with a notched collar as a nod to General Leia Organa’s regal robe in The Force Awakens, or an infinity cowl with geometric shapes inspired by the cowl Anakin wore in Attack of the Clones. Others will loudly, proudly announce you as a fan, like the Darth Vader pullover, designed to look like his armor, colorful button panel and all. Oh, and we can’t forget the lightsaber socks!
In home decor, you’ll find a BB-8 throw blanket, a pair of R2-D2 and C3PO throw pillows, and mini sweater ornaments featuring the faces of iconic villains, from Boba Fett to Darth Maul to Kylo Ren.