Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy Weekend

We've teamed up with author & pattern designer Tanis Gray for a “Star Wars: Knit the Galaxy” event Feb. 26-28.

Tanis will be teaching four virtual classes via Zoom, three of which are projects from her upcoming book “Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy,” which releases Jan. 26. The fourth class is a never-before-seen colorwork cowl called “This Is the Way,” a tip-of-the-hat to very popular Disney series, The Mandalorian. There also is a Fireside Chat on Friday, Feb. 26.

Registration is open for all four classes and the Fireside Chat with Tanis. As this is the season of giving, if you want family and/or friends to gift you a VIP ALL ACCESS MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU PASS or a HYPERSPACE PASS to the weekend or any class package, they can shop the event ONLINE. See below for class & pass descriptions, pricing and yarn kits for the classes.

There is homework for all four classes, which must be completed prior to attending all classes.

The book must be purchased for your patterns. We do have the books for sale in limited quantities. The pattern for the This Is the Way cowl is included in the price of the class.

Please note: ALL FOUR CLASSES ARE VIRTUAL AND WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM. Should you have concerns with this format, we are happy to host a test Zoom call to help you become familiar with the Zoom platform. Please let us know if this is something you need or want.

Seating is limited so register early! Call (757) 345-3655 with questions. Registrations are being handled through our website HERE.

 

Itinerary, Friday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, Feb. 28

Friday, Feb. 26: 7-8:30 pm Virtual Fireside Chat with Tanis

Saturday, Feb. 27: 10 am-12 pm, Colorwork 101 – TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts

Saturday, Feb. 27: 1-4 pm, Exclusive Fair Isle Cowl, This Is The Way

Sunday, Feb. 28: 10 am-12 pm, Toy Workshop – The Porg

Sunday, Feb. 28: 1-4 pm, Colorwork 201 - Wookie Socks

 

Homework and class material requirements will be sent after you register and again one month prior to the event. 

 

Friday, Feb. 26: 7-8:30 pm

Fireside Chat with Tanis, 1.5 hrs

Price: $20

At this virtual Zoom chat, Tanis will talk about the genesis of “Star Wars Knitting the Galaxy,” talk about selecting patterns for the book and answer questions you may have about her latest book.

 

Saturday, Feb. 27: 10 am-12 pm

Slip-Stitch Colorwork 101: TIE Fighter Hat and/or Fingerless Mittens, 2 hrs

Level: Advanced Beginner

Price: $50

The easygoing cousin of stranded colorwork, slip-stitch knitting is a fun and easy technique that brings more color into your work without the stranding or trapping of floats. We’ll knit up the TIE Fighter Hat and/or Fingerless Mittens Pattern from Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Book, discuss the different types of colorwork, how to read charts, and go over finishing techniques. Both the hat and fingerless mitts will be covered, so pick whichever suits you best!

 

Saturday, Feb. 27: 1-4 pm

Fair Isle 101: This Is the Way Cowl, 3 hrs

Level: Advanced Beginner

Price: $75

Freaked over Fair Isle? Curious about stranded colorwork techniques? Intimidated by multiple strands of yarn in multiple colors? Not sure how gauge works or how to trap those floats? This is the workshop for you! We’ll cover basic Fair Isle knitting techniques for English, Continental and Combination knitters, tackle common issues, proper technique, color theory, how to trap floats, how to read charts, Fair Isle history and setting good Fair Isle knitting habits. We’ll put these techniques into practice while working up the workshop-debuting “This Is the Way Cowl,” a knitted ode to The Mandalorian.

 

We have FIVE Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. kits for the This Is the Way Cowl for pre-order by Jan. 31. They are:

This Is the Way Cowl Yarn Kits

Kit 1, Grogu

Kit 2, The Beskar Forge

Kit 3, Yoda

Kit 4, Jump to Lightspeed

Kit 5, The Mandalorian

 

Sunday, Feb. 28: 10 am-12 pm

Porg!, 2 hrs

Level: Intermediate

Price:  $50

Obsessed with Porgs? Curious about toy construction? We’ll make our very own Porg in pieces, then sew it together and embellish it, while dreaming of being on Ahch-To. We’ll cover the best way to knit in a small circumference, increasing and decreasing, attaching safety eyes, and how to stuff evenly.

Porg! Yarn Kits

 

Sunday, Feb. 28: 1-4 pm

Colorwork 201: Wookie Socks*, 3 hrs

Level: Confident Intermediate, colorwork experience required

Price: $75

Ready to go beyond basic socks? We’ll work these top-down ribbed cuff socks with stranded colorwork Wookie motifs and afterthought heels. Let the Wookie win!

 Wookie Sock Yarn Kits

*All participants for the Colorwork 201: Wookie Socks class must have had colorwork experience prior to taking this class. If you have not had colorwork experience, you must take Fair Isle 101 prior to taking this class. We will call to confirm you have colorwork experience. If you don't have colorwork experience, we recommend taking the This Is the Way Cowl or
Slip-Stitch Colorwork 101 class. If these classes are taken, you will be accepted into the Sock Class.

 

CLASS PRICING

TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts Mosaic Knitting (2 hours) $50

Exclusive Fair Isle This Is the Way Cowl (3 hours) $75

Porg Workshop (2 hours) $50

Wookie Socks (3 hours) $75
The Making of Star Wars Fireside Chat (1 hour) $20

Knitting the Galaxy: The Official Star Wars Knitting Book $30.99

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE PASSES

VIP ALL ACCESS MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU PASS $500

Attend all classes, Fireside Chat, receive the book

& all yarns for all of the classes

* When choosing the  VIP ALL ACCESS MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU PASS, please add in a note on your order your kit preferences for the This Is the Way Cowl, Colorwork 201 - Wookie Socks and the Colorwork 101 – TIE Fighter Hat & Fingerless Mitts.

 

HYPERSPACE PASS $250

Attend all classes and the Fireside Chat                                                                            

Book NOT included

 

ALL YARNS MUST BE ORDERED BY JAN. 31

Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. This Is the Way Cowl Yarn Kits

(for Fair Isle 101 class) must be placed by Jan. 31 $81.00

3 skeins of Two Sparrows yarn, 5 kits available

Kit 1, Grogu

Kit 2, Mace Windu

Kit 3, Yoda

Kit 4, Jump to Lightspeed

Kit 5, The Mandalorian

 

Porg Yarn Kits  $30

1 skein each of Plymouth Yarn Galway in Reese Cup #0759 (Color A), Bleach #0008 (Color B), Clementine Orange #0091 (Color C)

 

Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. Wookie Sock Yarn Kits $58

Kit 1 - Don’t Make the Wookie Mad (brown and tan)

Kit 2 - Dark Wookie (black and cream)

Kit 3 - The Elder Wookie (dark gray and silver)

 

Slip Stitch Colorwork 101

Robin’s Promise Yarn Co. TIE Fighter Yarn Kits $58

This kit has enough yardage to make both the Hat & Fingerless mitts.

Kit 1 - TIE Interceptor, (dark gray and light blue)

Kit 2 - TIE Bomber, (black and light blue)

Kit 3 - The OG TIE Fighter, (black and silver)

 

Cancellations

All ticket purchases are non-refundable. Customer loyalty points cannot be accrued or used for The Flying Needles’ special events.