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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for INTARSIA KNITTING


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:

ANGRY BIRDS 
LORD OF THE RINGS TREE OF GONDOR

And of course, everyone needs one of these!! If by some fluke you're not a Patriots fan, you'll find Intarsia for almost any sports team alive.

NE PATRIOTS

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!!!



9 comments:

  1. Those are awesome. I makes me wish I could knit. What a cool grandma--Angry Birds, LOTR, pirates. All hand made.

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  2. These look great. I especially like the tree--you don't have to be a Lord of the Rings fan to wear that. Keep trying, Pam--you can figure it out. I have faith!

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  3. Hi from the A-Z Challenge an a fellow knitter. Intarsia does take some getting used to. My favorite way to use it is with cables. Check out Cables Milano on Ravelry.

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  4. I love the Angry Birds sweater. I had never heard of Intarsia knitting before...

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  5. My son would love anything angry birds!! I'm in awe of the talent here!!

    Cheers, Jenn

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  6. Arrghhhh...angry birds. And LTR tree! Wish I could knit!

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  7. A skull and cross bones sweater ... very cool!

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  8. Gosh, those patterns are awesome--can't believe they're done by hand.

    Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  9. I love the tree pattern, although I think that Angry Bird is dying for a place on SOMEthing. lol

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