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« on: March 09, 2008 01:46:16 PM »

This is my first intarsia.
 


The chart came from Jennifer Stafford's book Domiknitrix Whip Your Knitting Into Shape. The pattern in the book is for a sweater vest and called for this chart in duplicate stitch. I find duplicate stitch tedious, not to mention redundant, so I was happy when the book said it could be done in intarsia, even though I've never tried it before. This is the practice version, made from yarn I had in my stash. The light blue field and the hot pink outline are an acrylic dk weight yarn. The variegated area for the face is a baby merino leftover from making a bunch of hats. I used size 5 needles. It has not been blocked.

I think when I do this for real, I will use 3 colors of yarn of the same weight, probably from the same vendor. The practice piece probably would have come out a little more evenly if I had done that this time. I'm looking forward to when I have enough money to buy the supplies to make the vest - it's the only item of clothing my husband has wanted me to knit for him. Most of the other things we've seen have been a little too run-of-the-mill for him.

BTW, in case you're wondering who Bob Dobbs is, Bob represents the Church of the Subgenius. You can find information about them at www.subgenius.com

Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008 08:02:41 PM »

That's pretty awesome. I wish it were a bit bigger so I could see it better, but yay for first times.
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008 06:55:45 PM »

This should do it.



There are a couple holes, where I need to do better about weaving in the ends, but I'm glad I practiced on this, instead of messing up the real thing.

Thanks for the feedback!
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008 08:03:52 PM »

Wow! That's amazing! Nice work! Sweet idea, using a peach varigated yarn for the face!
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008 07:43:44 PM »

i'm impressed at how your intarsia came out with the variegated yarn for the flesh.  nice call.
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