Saturday, June 18, 2005

Work in Progress


Work in Progress
Originally uploaded by savtadotty.
This is the front of what will be a long-sleeved V-neck pullover for Mermaid Girl's fourth cousin, in Seattle. He is two years old, and I made sweaters for his older sisters a couple of years ago, so now it's his turn.

There is a beautiful aquarium in his house, so I'm hoping he likes fishies. I couldn't wait to see how they looked, so I started the sweater front first this time.

5 comments:

The Lioness said...

Good God! Shouldn't that be displayed in a museum??

Savtadotty said...

Lioness: Only after Little Cousin outgrows it, and even then not until I'm certain there will be no Little Merman or Little Tiger on the horizon.

Thanks for your enthusiastic reaction.

AmyS said...

Wow, savtadotty! That is absolutely fabulous! Is it intarsia or duplicate stitch? Either way, it's gorgeous. I would love to make something like that. If it's a free pattern, can you share the URL? If not, please tell me the book it's in.

Savtadotty said...

Amy: It's intarsia. The book is Style Your Own Kids' Knits by Kate Buller, a designer for Rowan Yarns. Amazon has it listed, with reader rave reviews I agree with. First you choose a size and decide whether it'll be a cardigan or a pullover, and what kind of neckline. Then you decide whether to add edgings, pockets, hood (that's where I got the ruffles for MG's sweater). Finally, there's a stitch-and-border library (where I got the waves) and a terrific motif library (where I got the fishes). Fun!

AmyS said...

How cool! Sounds like a fabulous book. I will put it on my Amazon Wish List (I use that to remind me what I want buy!). Thanks for the info.