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« on: November 14, 2007 05:39:29 AM »

Ok, I am pretty much about to go crazy. A while ago, I decided to knit a Mets jersey. I got some yummy Cascade 220, figured out a pattern and got my knit on. I began with the back, which, even though it included intarsia AND double-sided fair isle, went ok. Then I made the front and that was where the horror started. At first, I thought I could use the double-sided fair isle method again, but after having knit almost the whole Mets Logo, I noticed that with four colors, the whole thing had become too thick. So I frogged. And reknit, this time with intarsia, which didn't work out so well, either, because I had dozens of little, different-colored fields. So I frogged again (by this point I was ALMOST ready to give up). Then I reknit using intarsia for the main part of the logo (blue), thinking that I could duplicate stitch the white and orange at the end. So stupid stupid stupid me went ahead & sewed the two parts together, weaved in all ends and duplicated stitched the night away. Now it's blocking & I hate it. The main color was black, so the white duplicated sts look ugly, because the dark kind of shows through. Oh, who am I kidding, it shows through a lot. Now the whole friggin sweater fits nicely & looks great, except for the 9" high and 12" wide logo on the front. That looks as it a not very talented 5th grader had knit it. Aghhhhhhhhhhhhrgs!
What should I do? Is there any way to save it? Frog it? I know that I won't wear it the way it looks now, so it'd be a waste of yarn....
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2007 09:22:37 AM »

Is this too obvious?  Why don't you just duplicate stitch again over the white?  I'd give it a try at least.  I mean .... after all that work!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2007 05:34:00 PM »

Is this too obvious?  Why don't you just duplicate stitch again over the white?  I'd give it a try at least.  I mean .... after all that work!!!

This is what I was thinking, too. Leave in what you already have, just duplicate-stitch the white again to make the white more noticeable. Theoretically, it should work, but I can't guarantee it. Give it a try at least. It would be a shame to have to undo the seams and frog it all over again.  Sad

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2007 06:04:22 PM »

I tried & now it is too thick. I need some space before I frog it...it will spend some time in the closet. Thank you, though Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2007 05:46:34 AM »

One more suggestion before you ban the thing altogether.

If the doubled up duplicate stitch makes the white parts too thick compared to the rest of the sweater maybe you could duplicate stitch all of the logo section, even the background blue part. The entire logo would then be "raised" and it would look like it was meant to emphasis the logo.

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2007 07:24:57 AM »

What does the logo look like? It the white parts are large enough, maybe you could applique' them on with white wool felt? I've seen lots of sweaters with felt applique's on them.

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