Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Sweater for my son

My son designed this sweater that I finally started in Feb. 2006. It was completed Dec. 30th!!
He wanted cotton so I used Wildflower DK. I had the help of EZ and Sweater Wizard to knit it in the round with phoney seams. Since I planned on using duplicate stitch for the diamonds, I left them off. I gave up after several attempts to make the stitch look good. I thought I was going to cry until my dear hubby suggested I knit the diamonds and use my serger to shape them. Hmmm, I thought, that sounds like it might work. Needless to say, I knit the rectangles one color after another and cast off. I sandwiched the piece between two sheets of tearaway stabilizer (thank you Nancy's Notions); stitched the diamond shape with the sewing machine and then serged the edges. An embroidery chain stitch holds the diamonds in place as well as, a little whip stitching with sewing thread. Voila!! Son has his sweater now and it is as unique as he is.


  1. OH MAN, I AM SO AWESOME!!! LOOK AT THAT RASTA SWEATER I DESIGNED!! thank you soo much mom for being the best at what you do, i am now hailed as "the kid whose mom makes everything". i am proud of you mom for being you, and for being my mom!

  2. Wow,I didn't realize you had appliqueed the argyle motif on the sweater. Now that takes serious courage (and skill!).
    I have found that duplicate stitch on a black background is frustrating. To get the right amount of coverage I once doubled the yarn for the duplicate st motif. It worked OK but made that part of the sweater very stiff. Your solution is very clever.

  3. Hi Maria, I decided to go back to your OLD blog entries and see what you were up to then. I was just telling Kimberly yesterday how I made a pair of argyle socks years ago. It was tough knitting the argyle. I wonder if your way was tougher? I think it is very creative how you did it. Great job! Your son is so lucky to have you!


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