Introduction: Cloud City

Picture of Cloud City

A fun space knitting project...

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools

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)
Wood Glue

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

Step 2: Cloud City - Top

Picture of Cloud City - Top

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

Picture of Cloud City - Base

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
  • Place base into saucer piece and sew to attach

Step 4: Clouds

Picture of Clouds

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

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

Step 5: Tie Fighter

Picture of Tie Fighter

  • Cast on 3
  • Knit increasing by two up to 13
  • Decrease by two until back to three
  • Sew outline
  • Roll yarn into a ball, leaving about 12 inches of yarn
  • Using the end of the yarn, thread through ball and attach wings
  • Run wire through wings to retain shape

Step 6: Millennium Falcon

Picture of Millennium Falcon

  • Cast on 6, knit 1 row and increase by 2 until 16 stitches.
  • Pearl 3 rows
  • Knit 3 rows of 14
  • Knit 1 row of 12
  • Move 6 stitches to each needle
  • Knit 5 rows and cast off
  • Knit a piece identical to the top
  • Sew in circle in middle of pearled rows
  • Add outlines
  • Sew both pieces together
  • Stuff
  • Sew together

Step 7: Frame and Final Assembly

Picture of Frame and Final Assembly

Construct frame
  • Attach 4 pieces of pine in a square
  • use hole saw to cut 1" hole in one scrap piece
  • Attach scrap piece to back inside corner of the frame
  • Attach two more scrap pieces inside the frame
  • Cut a circle in the paper to fit around base
  • Tape four sheets of paper to frame and four pieces on the wall behind it
  • Drill small holes for wire - 3 for tie fighters, 1 for Falcon, 4 - 6 for clouds
  • Place/glue wire

  • Arrange pieces on wires
  • Hang one tie fighter with thread from bottom of Cloud City structure

Voila! Now you have an odd display in your house.


Kiteman (author)2011-03-05

That knitted Falcon is just sooooo cute!

MorganGardiner (author)2014-01-15

I need to show this page to my grandma :D

waterbaby (author)2011-03-08

Not odd at all -- fun! Think I'm going to have to adapt at least the Millenium Falcon to crochet....

Honus (author)2011-03-08

That is awesome!

Wonderlandknitter (author)2011-03-07

So cool! This is on my "to knit" list.

nofunclub (author)2011-03-06

I love starwars as much as anyone else,
but why ? WHY ?

Bad Maxx (author)nofunclub2011-03-07

It is called Art..

copilarim (author)2011-03-07

it love the clouds:D!!!

ChrysN (author)2011-03-05

Wow, that looks amazing!

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