The Map to a Perfect Star Wars Blanket Is Hidden Inside This BB-U-Knit

The Map to a Perfect Star Wars Blanket Is Hidden Inside This BB-U-Knit
We've got the instructions to make this BB-8 baby blanket. (Image: Insight Editions)

While 2020 hasn’t been a great year for travel, gatherings, or general overall happiness, it has given many of us the chance to work on new hobbies. Maybe one of those hobbies is knitting — and if you did pick up that skill, a new Star Wars book is going to be your new favourite thing in the world. Gizmodo just happens to have an exclusive sneak peek today.

Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy - The Official Star Wars Knitting Pattern Book is written by Tanis Grey and features over 25 brand new projects to fulfil all your Star Wars knitting dreams. We’re talking a Millennium Falcon cowl, Clone Trooper hat, Yoda mitts and, of course, a BB-8 baby blanket (BB-Blanket?) that we’re excited to debut. Here are the pages.

Image: Insight Editions Image: Insight Editions
Image: Insight Editions Image: Insight Editions

Now, to be honest, I have no idea what most of that means. It seems to be very technical. But also, when I think of sewing needles, I think of horror movies, not beautiful creations, so what do I know? The little facts about the character and quotes from its creators are a nice touch though.

Also, here’s an extra example of another cool piece in the book: Mace Windu lightsaber socks! Though you could do any colour, really.

Image: Insight Editions Image: Insight Editions
Image: Insight Editions Image: Insight Editions

Star Wars: Knitting the Galaxy won’t be out until early next year, but you can get in your pre-order now.

The book cover. (Photo: Insight Editions) The book cover. (Photo: Insight Editions)