Added Oct 9, 2008
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!
about 300 yards of acrylic yarn (use another fiber, this was a bit of a mistake
size 10 1/2 knitting needles
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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