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Fair Rosamund
« on: December 29, 2011 02:14:25 AM »

Hi,

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!



Thanks,
Roz
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LiritKiraly
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2011 02:58:53 AM »

This is fab! very neat Cheesy I'd love to have the confidence to tackle something like this (my knitting skills only stretch as far as scarfs :S) Just a thought for you, could you not iron on a sheet of bondaweb on the back of the image and loose threads? Would def hold everything in place then, I often see that stuff (or stuff similar) on the back of my kids tops.... They withstand an awful lot of washing/ironing Smiley (just a thought) Still, nonetheless this is cool! reminds me of being a little lass Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2011 04:48:45 AM »

It's fantastic!
I can't believe you just started knitting and you did THIS!  It's phenomenal.
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2011 05:32:18 AM »

This is fab! very neat Cheesy I'd love to have the confidence to tackle something like this (my knitting skills only stretch as far as scarfs :S) Just a thought for you, could you not iron on a sheet of bondaweb on the back of the image and loose threads? Would def hold everything in place then, I often see that stuff (or stuff similar) on the back of my kids tops.... They withstand an awful lot of washing/ironing Smiley (just a thought) Still, nonetheless this is cool! reminds me of being a little lass Cheesy


I'd suggest iron on interfacing, or even machine embroidery stabiliser.
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Fair Rosamund
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2011 08:34:22 AM »

Thanks for the tips about the bondaweb and interfacing, I'll definitely investigate it!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2011 10:15:17 AM »

Oh my goodness, this looks phenomenal!  Great job!
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Trekky
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2011 03:39:38 PM »

I am sooooooo impressed that you learnt to knit & then knitted this!!!  It is great.
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