Yes, my faithful readers, you would think that a Pirate Knitter like myself would have made 100 of the above sweaters by now, not only for grandchildren, but for friends of theirs. Alas, the problem with the above sweater is that the wonderful Skull and Crossbones is done in a style that I cannot become competent in no matter how hard I try and that is INTARSIA. BTW this sweater does not have a free pattern, but comes from a great book called Adorable Knits for Tots by Zoe Mellor. There is a lot of intarsia in this book, but also other great patterns. Intarsia items just look so good that you really want to know how to make them, (which I apparently can't grasp) so here is a video that may prove helpful:
If after seeing the video, you still want to enter the scary world of Intarsia knitting (which I will learn somehow), below are some great free patterns:
|LORD OF THE RINGS TREE OF GONDOR|
You'll find when you go to the patterns in Intarsia, what you will get is a chart, like the one in the video. This, if you are far cleverer than I, you can place on any knitting project. Send me photos of your finished INTARSIA!!!