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Intergalactic Crafting

Apr 18, 2013

Hilary Smith Callis is our feature designer in Knitscene Summer 2013, and we love the combination of fantastic knitted sweater patterns and her out-of-this-world day job with NASA. Click the photos for more info about each pattern.

We have 18 other stellar knitting patterns in Knitscene Summer, but sometimes a knitter likes to take a break from yarn—a harsh but very real truth. If you're looking for some more astronomy-inspired projects, here's some projects adorning my short list of crafts-to-do (when I get around to putting down the yarn, that is).


I absolutely love this DIY galaxy dress from Stacie at Stars for Streetlights.

Julep has a tutorial for star-spangled nails that I really want to do but I have trouble not knitting long enough to allow nail polish to thoroughly dry. It's a real problem.

Not a DIY project, but thanks to this tip from Nylon magazine, you can match your footwear to your celestial sartorial choices with galaxy-print Converse sneakers. Allow me to answer the unasked question: No, you can never have too many pairs of Converse.

Or you could, in fact, make your own cosmic kicks.

There are slew of galaxy-inspired projects on the web. I haven't found any others that directly involve yarn, but if someone has knit a solar system, please please please provide a link—that's a must-see for sure!

Happy knitting,

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Twenty-one designs show off summer fibers and streamlined silhouettes while exhibiting Knitscene's fresh appeal. Learn about solar dyeing, knitting scientists, Cirilia Rose's trip to Amsterdam, and designer Hilary Smith Callis. Styles include 60s necklines, peplums, tennis sweaters, and lots of lace for those hot days ahead.


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