Saturday, April 2, 2011

Intarsia in full bloom



Here is my little Intarsia flower. An advertising visual for my class. A couple of things to note:
  • Most charts have squares yet a knit stitch is really wider than it is tall. Can you see the difference?
  • This swatch is still a hot mess. It will look better once I weave in the tails which will take away those holes you see.
Yep, hot mess


A little drench in water and look at how fabulous it is! Getting knitting wet is a way of making the stitches sing Kumbaya, getting together to make your project look crisp and beautiful!

The only thing more fabulous than this spring flower is...


the back! I have found a needle that is perfect for weaving in tails. It is called a chenille needle. It's big enough to use with yarn with a very sharp point that allows you to split the ply and bury your tails for a perfect finish!

2 comments:

  1. Cyndi SparkenbachApril 10, 2011 at 6:22 AM

    The spring flower is very pretty, Peggy. I'd like to learn how to make it.

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  2. I am impressed at your intarsia skills! Every time I try that technique, it ends in tangles and swearing.

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