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A fun space knitting project...
 
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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials
Lion Brand - Alpine Wool - Dark Gray (1 Skein)
Lion Brand - Alpine Wool - Light Gray (1/4 Skein)
Lion Brand - Vanna's Glamor - Sparkly black (Few yards)
Lion Brand - Vanna's Glamor - Sparkly copper (1/2 Skein)
Lion Brand - Fun Fur - White (3 Skeins)
Thread (12 inches)
Material for stuffing (Packing peanuts, plastic grocery bags, etc.)
19" long 1" by 1" pieces of pine (4)
Wood screws (4)
Wire (8 - 12 feet)
Sheets of cloud paper for background (4)
Tape
Wood Glue

Tools
Straight knitting needles (Size 6)
Double pointed knitting needles (Size 8)
Circular knitting needles (Size 8)
Drill
Hole Saw
Screw Driver
Scissors


Step 2: Cloud City - Top

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Knit main structure
  • Cast 12 stitches on double pointed knitting needles
  • Pearl 10 rows - +3 stitches/row
  • Switch to circular needles
  • Knit 7 rows + 5 stitches/row
  • Switch to copper yarn
  • Knit 3 rows +10 stitches/row
  • Switch back to gray yarn
  • Knit 2 rows +10 stitches/row
  • Pearl 1 row
  • Knit 4 rows +5 stitches/row
  • Pearl 2 rows
  • Knit 6 rows +5 stitches/row
  • Pearl 3 rows
  • Knit 1 row
  • Switch to copper yarn
  • Knit 6 rows
  • Switch back to gray yarn
  • Pearl 3 rows
  • Knit 16 rows - decreasing by 10 each row
  • Cast off, leaving an open hole in the middle
  • Stuff with packing material until saucer shape is even and sturdy, without stretching yarn too far



Step 3: Cloud City - Base

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Create base
  • Drill 1/4" hole in 1" dowel - about 1" deep
  • Cut off 1/2" piece
  • Fit and glue cut off piece to the 1/4" dowel - about a quarter of the way from the top of the dowel
  • Wrap both in gray yarn
  • Glue 1/4" dowel into the 1" dowel
  • Wrap attachment site with gray yarn
Assemble
  • Place base into saucer piece and sew to attach

Step 4: Clouds

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Didn't really have much of a plan for the clouds.  Just cast on 5 and increase/decrease as you go...in a cloudy type pattern.

Run wire through edges to allow shaping and flexibility of the pieces.

Kiteman3 years ago
That knitted Falcon is just sooooo cute!

I need to show this page to my grandma :D

waterbaby3 years ago
Not odd at all -- fun! Think I'm going to have to adapt at least the Millenium Falcon to crochet....
Honus3 years ago
That is awesome!
So cool! This is on my "to knit" list.
nofunclub3 years ago
I love starwars as much as anyone else,
but why ? WHY ?
It is called Art..
copilarim3 years ago
it love the clouds:D!!!
ChrysN3 years ago
Wow, that looks amazing!
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