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Topic: Tacky Krampus Sweater for Him!  (Read 6257 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2015 03:34:36 PM »

I can usually spot your posts just from the thumbnails, MistressT, but I didn't get this one! I don't think it's tacky at all - really it's coolness personified. And the technique is amazing - I wouldn't have spotted it as fake knitting, even in the close-up photo.

God bless Martha!

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« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2015 04:26:50 PM »

I can usually spot your posts just from the thumbnails, MistressT, but I didn't get this one! I don't think it's tacky at all - really it's coolness personified. And the technique is amazing - I wouldn't have spotted it as fake knitting, even in the close-up photo.

God bless Martha!

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Thanks, Wulf!  I think in person it is convincingly knitted-looking, at least from the outside. The inside is a hot mess! Gotta love good ol' Martha!
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2015 06:05:51 PM »

Awesomeness all around.  Bet your hubby LOVED it!  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2015 12:52:37 PM »

Krampus! My husband wants us to go to a Krampus parade next year. Perhaps I'll be making him a shirt too, but a sweater like this looks a bit too ambitious. I love it and especially with the German text.
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« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2015 08:19:44 PM »

Thanks y'all!
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015 06:14:51 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!

This technique is called duplicate stitch and is widely used in knitting! Smiley Here's a good video on the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfmjyaaAdw
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015 06:52:29 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!

This technique is called duplicate stitch and is widely used in knitting! Smiley Here's a good video on the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfmjyaaAdw

Thanks for sharing this information! I'm a little nervous to look and see all the things I didn't do "right." But since I think I want to try it again, I should look, because it will probably make it easier.

ADDENDUM: Holy moly! That method would be way faster and easier than the way I went about stitching all those Vs! Next time...
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2015 08:00:11 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!

This technique is called duplicate stitch and is widely used in knitting! Smiley Here's a good video on the technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cfmjyaaAdw

Thanks for sharing this information! I'm a little nervous to look and see all the things I didn't do "right." But since I think I want to try it again, I should look, because it will probably make it easier.

ADDENDUM: Holy moly! That method would be way faster and easier than the way I went about stitching all those Vs! Next time...

Ah well, I believe the only benefit to using the duplicate stitch method is saving some yarn. Smiley The final result you achieved was wonderful, regardless of the method.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2015 08:13:28 AM »

Ah well, I believe the only benefit to using the duplicate stitch method is saving some yarn. Smiley The final result you achieved was wonderful, regardless of the method.

I am pleased with the result, but I love efficiency and will try to remember this method if I ever tackle a project like this again!
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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2015 08:40:11 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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