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« on: December 17, 2015 06:09:15 PM »

I altered a store bought sweater to make TheManFlesh a Krampus sweater!



I remembered a decades old Martha Stewart Magazine craft about stitching with a needle and yarn over the existing knit of a sweater and decided to give it a whirl to make a tacky Krampus sweater. I used an image of a sweatshirt printed to look like a sweater as a guide, some yellow thread to mark the center of the sweater, and went to town. It took hours and hours and was kind of a pain in the @$$, but I am really pleased with how it turned out! The photo below is probably the most accurate color.



I might end up giving it to him early since we're going to a party on Sunday night and his last day of work for the year is tomorrow and we are staying home in Montana for the Christmas.

Here is a close up of the stitches. I used a sock-weight yarn. I don't knit or crochet, so that's about all I can tell you about the yarn other than it's a cotton blend and the sweater is a wool blend.

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2015 07:07:49 PM »

That is ridiculously cool! It looks like a knit pattern but you basically cross stitched it! Smiley Rock on with your Krampus self! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015 08:05:59 PM »

That is ridiculously cool! It looks like a knit pattern but you basically cross stitched it! Smiley Rock on with your Krampus self! Smiley

Thank you! Yup, "V" stitches!
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2015 06:11:22 AM »

So much awesome in this.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2015 06:17:55 AM »

OH my the quality of this is out of the world. Do you remember the link to the martha instructions. I am curious to try my hand at this.... so many possibilities if you make your own.... LOVE IT!
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015 06:42:16 AM »

Thanks so much, you two!

OH my the quality of this is out of the world. Do you remember the link to the martha instructions. I am curious to try my hand at this.... so many possibilities if you make your own.... LOVE IT!

I saw it in her magazine, literally 18-20 years ago, and just remembered it. It was basically use the yarn you want to stitch over the Vs of the knitted item's existing stiches. That is what I did. I think one could used a cross stitch or latch hook pattern to make a design, but in my case the Vs of the sweater are wider than they are tall, so a pattern for stitches are the same height and width would need to be altered to compensate.
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015 11:54:15 AM »

It turned out so great!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2015 07:47:53 PM »

I had to look up what a Krampus was, but now that I know, I really like the sweater! And, I love the technique that you used and I'd  like to give that a shot. Maybe I could make one of those trendy (or tacky) silhouette sweaters.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2015 01:43:20 AM »

Best Christmas sweater ever!
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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2015 07:15:24 AM »

I had to look up what a Krampus was, but now that I know, I really like the sweater! And, I love the technique that you used and I'd  like to give that a shot. Maybe I could make one of those trendy (or tacky) silhouette sweaters.

Thanks! Fun tradition, isn't it. I have been considering some trendy/tacky options for myself!

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