Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book
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.
More About Tanis Gray
A graduate of RISD, Tanis Gray lives in Fairfax, VA with her Mechanical Engineer husband and two children. Having worked at Martha Stewart, HBO, Focus Features, in the art department in the film and television industries, and a 4-year career as the Yarn Editor at Vogue Knitting/Sixth & Spring and co-editor of Knit.1, she has been in the creative field for many years.
With over 500 published knitting designs in her portfolio, her work has been featured in many major publications and books worldwide. She also edits and photographs other knitting books, plans and executes social media for numerous yarn companies and teaches advanced knitting around the globe. Tanis has her own regularly-featured TV spot on PBS' Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell and has taught multiple online Fair Isle classes for Craftsy/Bluprint. It is her vision to help anyone who wants to learn how to knit accomplish their fiber goals.
She is the author of Knit Local: Celebrating America's Homegrown Yarns (2011, Sixth & Spring), the winner of a gold IPPY Award, Capitol Knits, (2012, Self-Published) a knitting and history book inspired by Washington, DC and national winner of the DAR American Heritage Women in the Arts Award, Knitting Architecture (2013, F&W/Interweave), a collection of designs inspired by well-known architecture, Cozy Knits (2013, F&W/Interweave), From Mama, with Love, (Self-Published) an ebook collection from designer friends and mothers, 3 Skeins or Less - Fresh Knitted Accessories (2014, F&W/Interweave), a modern collection of garments and accessories all knit in 3 or fewer skeins of yarn Wanderlust - 47 Modern Knits for Bohemian Style, (2015, F&W/Interweave), Modern Baby Knits (2016, F&W/Interweave), a collection of knits for babies and children on the go with fuss-free designs, Gradient Knits (2017, Barron's) a complete course of beautifully and profusely illustrated instruction under one cover using gradient yarns, and Knitting Magic: The Official Harry Potter Knitting Pattern Collection.
Tanis is a proud member of the Martha Washington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Washington DC Chapter of the Mayflower Society. She has won First Place in the American Heritage Award and the National Women in the Arts Award numerous times on the national level for Fiber Arts.