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Lucky Brit Sweater

Added Oct 9, 2008

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






This sweater was my first attempt at intarsia knitting, and it went quite well! I made it about 2 or 3 years ago and really confused myself with the number of yarns I was using (intarsia knitting is using 2 or more color yarns to make a pattern, yet only carrying one yarn along as you go, so to make the fabric one layer) since there were so many parts, I had about 6 bobbins going at the same time! Anywho, I wish I hadn’t used acrylic yarn because the sweater is a bit scratchy, and I must wear something under it to aviod getting irritated.
It took about 3 months to make, and when I was right in the middle of the difficult part I found myself watching Deal or No Deal for the first time. It seems really irrelevant until you learn that I had entered the “lucky case game” on the website during the show, and at the end of the show…I won! So not only did I win 10,000 dollars, but I learned a very important knitting skill that I use all the time!

Material Notes

about 300 yards of acrylic yarn (use another fiber, this was a bit of a mistake

size 10 1/2 knitting needles

darning needle

stitch n bitch book

bobbins and a shoebox to avoid the chaos when using intarsia

alot of patience!






stitch n’ bitch, for making a pretty easy to follow pattern for people who don’t have skilled knitters to learn from

deal or no deal- for giving this sweater some fantastic memories of me freaking out and wondering if i was just doing some really complicated knitting in a dream

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    Feb 11, 2010, 09.35 PMby misslivia

    Once upon I a time, I too, knitted this sweater in acrylic yarn. I however, never finished it, because I hated the yarn so much. Bravo, yours looks great!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 09.34 AMby jeffrey

    that’s so great.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 06.47 AMby celinaj

    It turned out great! Really nice, I love the colors and seems to fit perfectly. And the intarsia looks so well done. I haven’t try it yet because it scares me all that bobbins going around the needles… That sweater is precious indeed, 10,000 dollars and you’d learnt a new knitting skill! ;)

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.08 AMby polychromatin

    That’s a funny story :D And the sweater is great! Very neat piece of work!

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