Princess Leia :: a rebel, a role model, an icon.

On December 27, 2016, the world lost Carrie Fisher. This shawl was created as a tribute to her memory as Princess Leia from Star Wars.

To the Lost Princess :: Rebel One is a crescent-shaped whimsical lace shawl inspired by Princess Leia from Star Wars, knit using the one-color brioche stitch. Stay tuned for Rebel Two, which will be the same shawl knit using the two-color brioche stitch.

Skill level: Intermediate. Basic brioche skills are not required, but are recommended. Techniques used for Rebel One: knit, brioche knit (brk), brioche increases and decreases. This cresent-shaped shawl is knit from center back down, with increases along the edges. Using a combination of radical increases and decreases, small brioche bobbles are created to adorn the top edging. The shawl is finished with a dramatic lace border, utilizing the same radical increases and decreases that were used for the edging, but in a more intricate way. The brioche lace was all inspired by Princess Leia’s iconic hairdo, the Rebel symbol, and galactic ships from Star Wars.

This pattern is both written and charted, for your convenience!

Size: One size: 81” / 206cm wingspan x 21” / 53cm depth, measured after blocking. Schematic included with pattern.

Yarn: 800 yds / 732 m Fingering / Sock weight yarn

Shown in for Rebel One: 2 skeins Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Typewriter (90% Merino wool, 10% Nylon; 437 yds per 100g)

Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. Circular needles are used to accommodate large number of stitches.

Tools: tapestry needle, row counter, cable needle or locking stitch marker for use with decreasing sts, 17 stitch markers for noting lace repeats, optional locking stitch marker for noting RS of work.

Gauge: 15 sts x 29 rows = 4” / 10cm; measured in even one-color brioche stitch (taken after blocking).

Huge huge thanks to Beata from Hedgehog Fibres for this gorgeous yarn! It is the perfect color way to represent both Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher. Many thanks also go out to my amazing test knitters, who helped this shawl pattern become a reality!!


*Illustrated Knitting Pattern *US Imperial and Metric Measurement *One Size *Intermediate

Materials you need at home:

*Yarn: 800 yds / 732 m Fingering / Sock weight yarn *Needles: 40” US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge. *tapestry needle *row counter *cable needle or locking stitch marker *17 stitch markers *optional locking stitch marker

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Lesley Robinson

Welcome, I am so happy that you stopped by! I am Lesley Anne Robinson, the knitting pattern designer behind Knit Graffiti Designs. I love to create knitting patterns that focus on modern style with a flair for something different. For my formal training, I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Interior Design with a Minor in Fiber Design from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. This is where my love of knitting and everything fiber related truly began.

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