Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Yoda Inspired Knitting

Good morning everyone!
Today I wanted to talk a little bit about one of our most popular knits right now. This knit is inspired by the Star Wars film series and the great Jedi master character of Yoda. This knit started as a personal request from a soon-to-be mom from Ottawa, Ontario. She was very keen on having a cute Yoda knit for her upcoming arrival. 

We started by browsing the Internet for ideas about how to tackle this project. A lot of the examples out there just were not my cup of tea though so I just went back to the drawing board and started from scratch! This is a photo of our first Yoda knit...

This knit was a hit with the client and her family and soon gathered a following on our social media outlets. It was not long before we had another request for this knit as well as the pattern for the knit. This in itself was a problem for me personally because I am a self taught knitter and have never really used patterns. The creation of a pattern was a huge learning process for me! What an adventure!
Soon we conquered this challenge and now are able to offer this pattern on our online shop.
Click here to see Etsy listing
 As you can see this knit has evolved since the first attempt shown above. I really like the new shape of the ears in the later two examples. The ears are three dimensional and support themselves when the hat is on, which is really nice! Who likes droopy Yoda ears right?
Currently we have one ready to ship Yoda inspired baby beanie in stock for a 3-6 month old baby. You can check it out: Click here to see Etsy listing

Thank you to our Ottawa mom for this fun project! We also would like to thank everyone who has expressed interest in this knit. If you have any ideas for fun projects for us to try we would love to hear from you! You can comment on this blog or send us an email at TheKnittedArts@gmail.com

Happy Knitting!

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