The Rebels' Last Stand by Emily Ringelman

The Rebels' Last Stand

January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
800 - 1500 yards (732 - 1372 m)
Men’s S (M, L, XL)[2X, 3X, 4X]
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This sweater was born when my husband saw a targeted Facebook ad for an “Ugly Star Wars Christmas Sweater.” It was indeed ugly, and clearly poorly made. For whatever reason I volunteered to make him an actually good Star Wars Christmas sweater, and here we are.

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Skills needed: Long tail cast on (or other preferred cast on for bottom edgings of sweater), knitting in the round, stranded color work, intarsia (in the round is preferred and described in the pattern), duplicate stitch, a bit of embroidery, reading colorwork charts, increases and decreases, short rows.

Men’s S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X)

Finished Measurements:
Chest: 35.25 (38.5, 44, 48, 55.25, 57.5, 61.5) inches
To be worn with 1-4 inches of positive ease at the chest. Shown in size 38.5 with approximately 2 inches of positive ease.

Cascade 220; (100% Wool; 220yd/201m per 100 g skein):
MC 8393 Dark Navy: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6) skeins
1 skein of each of these for all sizes:
CC1 8509 Gray,
CC2 8505 White
CC3 8555 Black
CC4 8400 Charcoal Gray
CC5 8311 Mineral Blue
CC6 8213 Red
CC7 7814 Bright Leaf
Note: Any scraps of worsted weight yarn will do for the lightsabers, as so little yarn is needed.

Change needle size as necessary to achieve correct gauge.
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 8 (5mm): 29 inch or longer circular needle for body
US 8 (5mm) 40” or longer circular needle for yoke
US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle for neck
US 7 (4.5mm) and US 8 (5mm): set of 4 or 5 dpns, or a 40” or longer circular needle for magic loop

Stitch Markers
Tapestry needle
Waste yarn or stitch holders
Size H or similar crochet hook

20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stranded Stockinette stitch on larger needles