I haven't posted on Craftster in ages and I'm usually to be found over in needlework but this last year I've taken up knitting and crochet so here i am!
I set myself a bit of a challenge in mid November, i decided to learn to knit so that i could make an A-Team jumper for my boyfriend's Christmas present. He said he had one as a kid and would like one again. I tried to find a pattern on eBay but it went for silly money, but then i found one on Amazon for a fiver and away i went!
I had to work on it like a crazy person, and there were more than a few times i thought i wouldn't make it in time but i managed to finish it on Christmas day. Here are the results, I'm incredibly proud, though next time i make a jumper I'm going to allow myself more than 5 weeks to do it!
Here's a close up, i stranded the intarsia but didn't leave enough slack, so had to snip the threads at the back and stitch over the pattern with thread , i really hope it doesn't unravel!
And here's the 1980s pattern 'Gary Kennedy Intarsia UK', I've become a bit addicted to these patterns and have bought a bunch of other 80s classics too!