December 13, 2011

Intarsia knitting

I finished my 1949 riding sweater! It's warm and cozy and turned out just the way I wanted.

So... I've been knitting for over 10 years but I've always been terrified of colour work knitting. I love the look of a fair isle sweater and remember all the beautiful sweaters my grandma knitted for me as a kid (a long fuchsia Minni Mouse sweater was a favourite). Well, don't they say that you should conquer your fears? I found a simple pattern at Lion Brand (click here for the free pattern) and used a puppy pattern from Sasha Kagan's Classic Collection.

Puppies!

Messy back. 

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