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xperimentl
« on: May 16, 2011 04:09:28 PM »

I live in Arizona and won't be needing cardigans for the next few months, but I've wanted to stitch something up on this boring ivory one for a long time.



A closeup.  This is my first time stitching on a sweater type knit.  I put a lightweight interfacing on the underside and used a tear away stabilizer to trace my design on and stitch through.  Next time I think I'll try to use a water soluble stabilizer.  It was tricky to get the stabilizer off with the tweezers without also pulling up fuzz from the sweater.  Live and learn.



Embroidery pattern from doe-c-doe, available on her blog and flickr photostream.
If anyone has other tips for stitching on sweaters, please share!  Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011 04:31:39 PM »

Beautiful work!  In my opinion, knits are hard to work on, no matter what you "stabilize" it with.  You've done a great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011 04:53:30 PM »

That's a lovely addition to a plain white cardigan.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011 05:04:39 PM »

It's beautiful! You did a smashing job!
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011 01:58:31 AM »

Gosh I love it! So pretty.

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011 08:54:09 AM »

Thank you.  I'll definitely wear the sweater more now.  Embellishment is good!
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011 03:20:32 PM »

That's really pretty, and beautifully stitched! Smiley  It's tricky to get a lovely finish like this on knits - great work!
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2011 10:23:25 AM »

Oh my goodness, that is just too much. I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2011 10:47:26 AM »

that's so pretty!  i love it.   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2011 01:10:40 PM »

That is so cute and inspires me to fancy up a few of my cardigans!
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