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Fair-isle Patterns From the Movie Star Wars

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I designed these fairisles for a pullover I was going to knit my husband in 1996, but the design was never finished. They’re suitable for either borders, or an allover design if you don’t mind the sections with three colours per row. You can embroider the red and blue parts of the light sabers rather than knitting them if you prefer.

Vehicles

This second chart (added in March 1999 with the text charts below) shows a tie fighter, all terrain scout vehicle, and all terrain attack vehicle. They’re designed to be used with the light saber design above. I suggest working multiples of a single character per round, but more experienced knitters might like to try mixing and matching.

Finally, here are some text charts. If “May the Force Be With You” doesn’t fit across your sweater break it into two separate lines. I think these two would work very well knit sideways in a scarf. Using DK or worsted weight wool, cast on about 300 sts. Knit 4 sts, then begin chart. Use a provisional cast on and knit the same amount of plain rows after working the charts, then graft into a tube, add fringe! You could do the background black with dots of white for stars.

Star Wars
May the Force be With You


Charts 1 and 2 Copyright © March 1996 Sarah Bradberry, charts 3, 4, and 5 Copyright © Sarah Bradberry March 1999

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4 Comments

  1. Jill Ririe

    Hi Sarah! Not sure if you will see this, but I wanted to thank you for sharing these! I’m knitting hats for my six grandbabies for Christmas, and these will take care of two of them! lol I just hope I can figure out how to create the others. Very thoughtful of you as I know they take time and patience to create! God bless!
    Nana Jill from WA State

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