Sunday, 16 October 2011

Santa Claus sweater

I found a Santa Claus sweater in one of my machine knitting monthly magazines that I have been collecting, it is just a sleeveless pullover with a Santa Claus worked in intarsia on the front, I found all the relevant colours in my stash and so far I have knitted the front and back, I think it looks really good and I am very pleased with how it turned out, considering I only do intarsia once in a blue moon, it is worth the effort but it is so bloody booring lol.

This is what the sweater is supposed to look like. This is what mine looks like, only thing that is different is the colour of the rib, I did mine in navy blue because I didn't have enough red, it was a part used ball.

I could almost cry with all these strings hanging I will have to find places to weave them all in lol we'll get there hopefully, I have already closed up some of the holes form where I stared a new piece of yarn but I haven't done yet. I will carry on with this and hope to have it finihed sometime soon.

Talk to you later
Alex

6 comments:

  1. That's amazing Alex. I've never done intarsia. Love it!. I like your choice of dark blue too for the ribbing.

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  2. Thanks Maureen, intarsia is fiddly more than anything because u have alot of ends to worry about but other than that is is quite easy, you will have to show me some of of your intarsia creations when you eventually try it out.

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  3. I really like it but I don't envy you sewing in all those ends!

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  4. Thanks Susan, it is going to be a chalange finding a space for all those ends lol, I bet it was even worse haveing to sew in all the loose ends on that miterd square blanket you did.

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