10.04.2010

giveaway #36

The winner of the Never Not Knitting pattern collection is:

Diane

Congratulations! Please contact me at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com to claim your prize.

During the summer, I spent sometime knitting samples and doing test knits for some of my favorite designers. I love the opportunity to sample and test knits, because it allows me to try a new pattern and/or yarn and really take the time to concentrate on one project that I know has a purpose to be finished. I find myself starting other projects sometimes that don't hold my attention as well, because they don't necessarily have a home to go to right after. If you know what I mean! But, sample knits and test knits are important, so they find a nice comfortable place in my knitting schedule and get finished promptly (all the way - included seaming and such), photographed (most of the time), get packaged up all pretty if they are samples, and sent back to where they will have an important job!

One of the sample knits I did this summer was: Alana Dakos's Sheepish.



Isn't the sweater just darling?!



I can't get over how perfect these lil' buttons are!



Smooshy, soft goodness...



It's a really cute childrens' sweater that is worked bottom up in one piece (one of my favorite construction methods) and has little sheep on the pockets!! It was my first time attempting intarsia, and it really wasn't as hard as I had expected.

The main yarn in the pattern is Sublime Organic Merino Wool DK, which by the way, couldn't have been a better choice of yarn for this little sweater! It's so soft! Plus, it's organic! Alana's a master at pairing her patterns with yarns that are complimentary to all the aspects and features of her designs.

In exchange for the knitting work that I did on this sample sweater, Alana sent over enough yarn to make another Sheepish sweater (6 month size), a beautiful printed copy of pattern in the new design style she just released, and a set of the sheep buttons as well! It is the perfect lil' Sheepish kit and I'm passing it on to you, my fabulous YOTH followers!

One winner will have a chance to win this great Sheepish sweater kit:



I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:


1. Read over the rules if you have not done so already.

2. Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 10/10/10. Have you done intarsia before? If so, do you have any tips for us newbies? If not, what's been stopping you? And, as always, you really don't have to answer my questions if you don't want to! You're always welcome to just say HI! :)

I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

160 comments:

justthreadtwiddling said...

Oh, that would look so cute on my granddaughter! I did a small amount of intarsia on a sweater I made 25 years ago. I don't remember much about whether or not it was easy. I have been looking at a couple of sweaters for the baby recently and this pattern was one of the ones I was looking at!

Kim said...

The sweater is so cute. Love the buttons. I have never done intarsia before. I guess it's something I need to learn.

Knittaroo said...

I just recently made my first attempt at intarsia for a hat, and it was fun and I agree, it's not as difficult as it seems. This is such a cute little pattern and I know just the little girl who should wear it :)

knitwork said...

I have tried intarsia and love it. I am only 2 projects old, so don't really have any eye-opening tip. I do want to say that it is not as hard as it seems. Jump right in and get your hands dirty and you will begin to love it.

Theresa said...

Ohhh! I love it! I haven't tried intarsia before, but I'd be willing to start with this!

Amber said...

Another here that hasn't tried it! It is something on my to-learn list, but I haven't found the pattern I liked. But this will be a great start if I win!

Kayla said...

I never try intarsia, but I knitted a fair-isle onse.
This sweatre looks lovely! I'll hope for my luck ^_^

Emily said...

I tried intarsia but I don't think I was doing it right as it looks funky so far. It seems so daunting to tackle but maybe some day!

June said...

This sweater is adorable! I did intarsia on a hat once. It took a me a while to get the hang of it but I loved the final result.

Alex said...

I have never done intarsia, mostly because all of my projects tend to be in the round, and I read that intarsia can't happen in the round. Plus, it sounds really hard and time consuming. I love sheep, though. :)

Kenoshia said...

I've never tried intarsia before, simply because none of my favorite patterns have had it yet. I'd love to try!

Lori said...

OH MY!! Wouldn't I love to win this one. I've adored that little sweater since I first saw it.

Jenny May (renewedmind) said...

How wonderfully sweet that sweater is! I would adore this kit. I have dine a small intarsia project when I was a brand new knitter and am due to try again :)

Karen said...

i've never done intarsia - scratch that, i tried once without reading anything and it looked not-right so i tore out the stitches :) i'd love to try again!

JodyH said...

This sweater is just so cute! It's the perfect incentive to give intarsia a try!

Julie said...

Very sweet sweater and the buttons make it that much cuter.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Kelly J. R. said...

I have not tried intarsia. I'm too scared. I'm sure I could do it but it seems so intimidating.

Heather said...

I've done colorwork, but no intarsia. I can't figure out the "twist the yarn" direction. I think I'd probably get it if I just DID it, but so far, too scary.

I love the sweater, though.

Tracey said...

OOOhhhh. Would love this pattern for my little girl....

flora said...

I've done some colourwork, but not really intarsia. I want to try, though. I love the sheep sweater. It would be a good one to start.

pigbook1 said...

I've never been attracted to anything that includes intarsia so I have never tried it, but maybe I will sometime soon

Denise Cole said...

I have never tried intarsia, I have a bad habit of avoiding trying things that are new and scary looking. This sweater is SO cute and my baby girl would look quite fetching in gray

JoAnnaJae said...

I've never tried because everyone makes it sound so scary. I am sure it isn't actually so bad...

Page said...

So cute! I have done intarsia but only once because I really wanted the sweater. It wasn't too bad just required a little more pre-planning.

yarnfest said...

I love colorwork. Well - I love color - so I guess that makes sense! Most of my knitting goes with me everywhere I go, though - so tends to be less "complex" or "high maintenance" - so I don't schedule it much. BUT - my very first sweater gift (to my best friend) was a lovely intarsia with a yoke design that was simply lovely. Wish I'd thought to snap a picture!

LB said...

I've never done intarsia, and a friend is having a baby in February. This would be the perfect gift!

Sophia said...

Wow so cute! Awesome work. I have done some intarsia knitting, my first time was on two shalom sweaters I recently made. It was daunting! I wound up having to take a quick lesson from my LYS. But is was worth the time, and effort. This is an easy technique to master and so much fun.

Amy said...

This is a lovely sweater. I am so afraid to do Intarsia. Winning this kit would get me off the dime.

Erin said...

Adorable! I've never done intarsia, mostly because I've never come across a pattern that I had to knit that incorporated it.

kristyh1981 said...

I tried intarsia once...itwas shortly after I started knittingand it didn't go so well lol.SInce then I haven't come across any intarsia patterns screaming for me to do them but this one could be the one! It is absolutely adorable!

Ginger said...

That is soooo cute, and at the rate my friends are having babies I can always use another cute baby gift! I have not knit intarsia, but I have done one relatively simple fair isle project. It's something I would like to work on, just gotta find the right project for it.

Kim Mears said...

I haven't really done intarsia. I haven't been brave enough.

Susan G said...

Two new baby girls in my family so this would be a perfect gift!
I have tried intarsia once or twice - mine always looks a little messy though and yours is just perfect. A skill I still have to work on for sure.

Sandra M. said...

This sweater is so adorable and would look so beautiful on my precious granddaughter. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win this for her!


Sandra M.

Jodi said...

Holy cow, is that cute! I'd love to knit one, too.

Judi A. said...

Oh do I love that sweater! Haven't done intarsia in ages, so would be a newbie at it again, but a great place to re-start. :-)

Laura said...

Hi! I have done intarsia only once before. The best tip I got was from my nana. She said to take the colors that I was working on and make little mini balls and have a separate mini ball for each section and place them in a little snack bag that way it wouldn't get jumbled beyond belief. It worked!

This is a beautiful pattern btw!

CraftingCrone said...

That is the adorablissfullest lil jacket ever. Would it be over the top to have my own babygirl just to keep this jacket once she outgrew it?

Hmmm...intarsia I haven't done in 15 years, so my advice; Don't do a harlekin pattern as your first intarsia project - you might not try it again in 15 years.

Megan said...

I've never done intarsia but would love to try. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

The Chase Family said...

I've never done true intarsia I don't think. It feels a little daunting to me, and as a new knitter, I feel so overwhelmed sometimes by what there is to knit, I just haven't gotten to it yet. :)

Luckily, I have lots of time left to learn! :)

Tully Family said...

I've never done intarsia before but would love to try. And, that sweater is simply ADORABLE!!!

Jessica said...

Never tried intarsia yet- just seems a little daunting! But I would love to win this kit- I ♥ Alana's designs!! Pick me!
JPeled on ravelry

Lael said...

I've never done intarsia before, what a great first project! And, as a shepherd myself, I love those buttons!

mel said...

Hi! I've never done intarsia before. What's been stopping me is that I've only been knitting for a year and one can only go so fast. There are so many techniques and patterns to explore that intarsia has just had to wait in line. I would love to give it a go though!

Janelle said...

Adorable sweater!! I love intarsia knitting! It's a fun challenge and I love watching the different colors form a pattern. My advice would be to jump in a try it....it isn't as hard as it seems. And it's FUN!!

Rhian Drinkwater said...

I've never tried intarsia because it scares me slightly, and I normally knit in the round, and intarsia in the round scares me even more. But I'd give it a go for a kit as cute as that!

mike and chenoa said...

I've loved this pattern for so long and tried ordering the kit once, but never heard back from the yarn shop. I've never tried intarsia, which frankly scares me. But this seems like a good project to try it for the first time on. :)

Phyllis said...

I've made one intarsia square for a sampler afghan. I found it challenging, but fun, so not too much of a challenge. It made me want to do more!

Kim said...

I have never done intarsia before because colorwork scares me. That is a super cute sweater tho, I think maybe I could try for sheep. :D

Becky said...

I love that pattern. I haven't ever done intarsia before.

Kathy Wishnie said...

Such a sweet sweater! I've never done intarsia before but this looks like a fun and non-threatening way to start.

woolandchocolate said...

I have done intarsia twice. I prefer fair isle, because I found it difficult to get the color changes even. Must practice more! :)

Jennifer said...

precious! i have yet to do intarsia for no other reason than i just haven't found the perfect pattern to try it on. this would be a great little sweater to go in my "some day" box!! love the buttons :)

knittingvee said...

haven't done intarsia yet but i will one of these days! sheepy sweater!!

Kristy said...

I haven't done intarsia yet. I actually pretty intimidated at the thought of it. But I know I need to suck it up and get over my irrational fear of intarsia because fair isle only gets you so far.

Denise said...

I've done intarsia before but I never like how mine looks! I think I might tug on the yarn a bit too much? I love the little sheep in this sweater - too cute.

Erin B said...

Just saying hi! Recently found out I'm pregnant with number two. This would be a perfect xmas gift for my Mom. She's decided she's the only one who can knit for my kids.

Allison said...

How incredibly sweet is that sweater? I would love to make one.
I have done a bit of intarsia in the past, but only on small pieces like wristbands or hats. Normally I fake it with duplicate stitch.

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I've done one cap with a smallintarsa in the round section and one vest. The vest was made from Woolease Thick and Quick, worked in one piece. At one point I had 27 active strands of this thick yarn. There's a pic here with some advice http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2009/10/intarsia.html . If anyone's interested the finished project is here http://kitten-with-a-whiplash.blogspot.com/2010/01/how-much-is-bus-fare-to-knitters-funny.html

Laura said...

One of my very first projects was Anouk from knitty with little intarsia flowers on the pockets. I had no idea they were supposed to be difficult but they did scare me away from doing any more intarsia since that was the last time I tried it! But I'd be willing to bite the bullet for Sheepish - I have coveted it since the pattern first came out!

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I'd love to win and make for my daughter! The sample is so nice.

I did intarsia on Twinkle's Northern Cross Sweater. I don't think the patterns in my queue call for it right now.
I have done Fair Isle and that went well too.

KnittySue said...

Such a sweet sweater that would be great for my grandson. I've never trid intarsia but I really want to and this pattern looks like a project I could succeed at.

Christine said...

Yes, I've done intarsia.

The hints I have and use are keep stretching the knit fabric along the way to may sure the sts are seated and loose.

sherry said...

You did a wonderful job on the sweater! I love the little sheep on the pockets and buttons.
I have avoided intarsia just because of the twisted yarn. Just one weird thing that makes me pick other projects.

Sabrina said...

I've never done intarsia, but I'd really like to give it a try. Just haven't gotten around to teaching myself yet.

lincannon said...

Oh that is such a darling weater, and I am so into baby things, new granddaughter coming in early Jan, and 1 grandson and a psuedo grandson, both almost a year old. Way too cute willhave to make for Grand daughter to come.

Lara said...

So cute! I haven't done intarsia yet - still a newer knitter.

Kristina said...

I've never done intarsia because none of the patterns I've wanted to try have had it. I've only been knitting for a year, so I'm still trying out some amazing non-intarsia patterns. However, I have been considering trying it lately.

Lydia said...

an awesome giveaway!

LJ said...

i haven't done intarsia yet, but i've been eyeing some patterns that would require. and my knitting guru friend does all kinda of stuff and i go to her for advice.

i love sheepies! i have a squishable that's a sheep and i really want to knit this sweater for my hope chest.

Julia said...

I haven't tried intarsia yet. Probably because I'm a little afraid of it haha

Andrea said...

I've never done intarsia but I'm more than willing to give it a try if I win!

Iva said...

What cute little sweater; those buttons are just adorable! And a new technique to learn too.

Casey said...

Adorable sweater! Thanks for a chance to win!

I have done a few intarsia projects...they didn't turn out perfect so I'll be watching the comments section on this post to gain some insight hopefully! :)

CrocheterFrmCA said...

I am late for the giveaway, but would still like to say the buttons are so cute. The sweater looks so well made too.
I havent done intarsia as i feel it looks too complicated and timeconsuming. I lose my patience after 15 minutes.

Catie said...

I've never done any intarsia - I suppose because I'm intimidated by it and haven't found a project that I love enough to get over the intimidation - though the sheep on the pocket of this pattern are pretty darn cute and could do the trick.

sacha said...

This is a great chance!

pookie said...

i've never done intarsia...but have always wanted to try it. the sweater would look so adorable on my first little grandchild to be!!! thanks for another great giveaway.

V said...

I have not yet tried intarsia but I have been wanting to do so. The pictures remind me so much of what my mom used to knit though that I would love to try it.

Cary said...

My first experience with intarsia was last year knitting a Christmas stocking. My advice is try it. Is much easier than it seems.

sy said...

oh the sheepies are so cute. i made an intarsia hat, next time i would knit back and forth at the back instead of trying to knit around the do a weird turn.
songyueyu at gmail

Tiphanie Wong said...

I love the sheepish sweater! So cute! I've never done intarsia before, although I do want to try several projects with intarsia. I'm not sure what's stopping me... maybe because it just seems complicated? I'm not sure I know how to read charts, either! Anyhoo, thanks for this opportunity to win this cute kit!

Bloups said...

I love intarsia patterns. And I'm a big fan of sheep too.
On my first intarsia project, I had to frog because of the holes, but once I understood the whole intarsia thing, it's a lot easier...

Kristin said...

Love this!

kristinfitzgerald on Ravelry

kashurst said...

I'm a little shocked at the amount of knitters that think intarsia is scary! I love it! The Stitch N Bitch books explain it very well. My advice is to keep it loose.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Those sheep buttons AND the ones on the pockets are just too cute!

TopHat said...

I have done intarsia before! My hint is to learn to do it right andd= remember to twist the colors together when you switch colors so you don't leave gaps.

patsy said...

I have never done intarsia but would love to learn with this sweater

melonkelli said...

I've knitted some multi-colored mittens. Okay, mitten -- that's as far as I got.

Abbie said...

I haven't done intarsia before. I have the pattern, yarn and needles. I just have to finish up some WIPs before I start another project. I love the cute little sheep!

Michelle said...

I've never done intarsia, but I have done stranded colorwork with 2 colors. My advice is to be sure not to lose your place in the chart. It would suck to have to frog your work because you did the colors for the wrong row!

Poetic Knitter said...

My sister is pregnant right now. I think that sweater would be so cute on her son/daughter. I think it is the perfect unisex sweater. I have never done intarsia. I just have been too scared to try it.

Kristen said...

i love this cuteness! my sister is having a girl and she is due in december and this would make a perfect little gift to her! i have never done intarsaia, always a little scary. but this doesnt seem too bad at all!
k-knits on ravelry

Jen said...

Cute!! I have not done intarsia before but would love to try it.

Jendada on Ravelry

Cindy said...

What a cute sweater - looks like fun!

mommieof4munchkins said...

I LOVE this sweater and have been waiting for the right occasion to make it. I have done intarsia a few times and enjoyed it. My girls love their argyle hats I have made them.

Momyerom said...

Amazingly cute! I have not yet tried intersia but it's on my list of techniques to try.

Celeste said...

I haven't tried intarsia yet, but I'm always up for learning a new technique. This project looks like an easy way to start since it uses just a bit.

funderbug said...

That is super cute! I haven't attempted any type of colorwork, but would love to give it a try.

SarahBeth said...

I am getting ready to try intarsia for the first time in one of my upcoming projects. I would welcome any hints, as it looks very complicated.

srj said...

My nanna, who taught me to knit, was a master of intarsia. Every year she'd make a sweater with our favorite character of the moment on - I think the best one was my brother's Thomas the Tank Engine one.

I don't do much intarsia colourwork on garments but I'm a big fan of intarsia joins - i'm using them right now on Veronik Avery's Bear Claw Blanket (to make the two colour mitered squares) and often to convert Alan Dart patterns into the round so I don't have to knit and seam hundreds of tiny little animal limbs :)

As a Kiwi, sheep are my birthright ;) and i'd love a chance to make this precious wee garment.

Marlitharn said...

What a cute sweater! I've done some stranded colorwork, but not intarsia, although I'd love to give it a try.

Cate said...

That is the cutest sweater! I've never done intarsia because it totally scares me, but if I won this I'd definitely knit it!

Cindy said...

I have tried it, a few years ago, and had problems! Advice would be to get some good instructions and be prepared to rip, but its really not that bad once you get it.

Jenifer said...

I have done intarsia a tiny bit and even though it isn't my favorite technique I love the results! My tip would be to make sure you twist your yarns when starting new colors...

PenelopeRose said...

Hi! Not only have I not tried intarsia, this is the first time I've heard of it. What a darling project to learn it on though! Love, love, love the sweater!

pladd said...

I love this sweater!! There are several new babies coming into my world soon and I would love to make this sweater for at least one of them.

Years ago, I dove into intarsia head first. I was knitting Christmas stockings for all of my siblings, their spouses and children. I designed reindeer, bells, X-mas trees, snowflakes, and stars on graph paper and naively knitted them. I consulted Vogue Knits for tips. The stockings are till used 15 years later. Yes, it is easier than it looks!

Santee said...

Oh, gosh, I would love to make Sheepish for my four-month-old. I've never tried intarsia, but I want to!

Krystal said...

I have never tried it before, because I guess like you it scares me a little. I would love to make this little sweater for my niece.

Kristen said...

I've never done any real intarsia before, because I've been afraid of screwing it up. lol.

But I would LOVE to win this kit and give it a try!

Anonymous said...

How generous of both of you! Thanks for the chance...

I've never done intarsia ... been afraid of tangling all t hose little balls of yarn, I guess.

bookboxer @ ravelry

Lizbert said...

Never tried intarsia - but this sweater is so cute it'd be a great reason to learn!

Beathag said...

What a super cute sweater!!!!!!I've never tried inarsia....


sophia.komninou at gmail.com

Tricia said...

I haven't done intarsia before but like all things I've been meaning to find a reason to try :) Love the sweater and would love to make one myself! thanks!

Erin said...

I just learned to do intarsia for the Moderne Baby Blanket--it's easier than I thought it would be!

josiekitten said...

I just love those cute little buttons.

Danielle said...

Never done intarsia before, it looks terrifying. But then again, I've only been knitting for a tiny while. Maybe once I get my skills up, I might venture into more scary things. :)

Liberty said...

This is one of my favorite Never Not Knitting patterns. I have always wanted to try it. I have never done intarsia.

suburban prep said...

That sweater is wonderful. Who wouldn't love to be the one who wears it.

As for intarsia, I have yet to try. There are a few things that I haven't yet done in knitting and that is one of them.

Frankly Beka said...

I have never done intarsia, but I have done some fair isle. It was fun, and at the time challenging. One tip that helped me was to mind the tension. Too tight and it will pull the work, but too loose and it will start to pooch out. Quite challenging for a beginner knitter, but I would love to do it again. I just haven't found the right pattern yet. Or have I?

RC said...

omg that sweater is so cute! and the buttons!!!!! ooohhh
I've only done a tiny bit of intarsia on a sock.

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

I love that sweater both the colour and style. Those buttons are realy special too.
woolyknitsnbits at live dot ca

purlverde said...

I have never done an intarsia project before. The reason I haven't is because I worry that it will come out sloppy looking- I am not sure that I trust myself that much when it comes to that but I am not sure why. I've been dithering over a few intarsia projects lately, thinking that it wouldn't hurt to try, even if it was just a small swatch or something.

Kim said...

OMG! Another prize from Alana! It would be so cool to win!

One Sheep said...

I've done very little Intarsia because the first time I did it was on a scarf, and darned if the "wrong side" wasn't always showing.

Connie said...

What a wonderful little sweater, and I love the buttons! I've never tried intarsia, but this looks like a great way to start.

greyowl (ravelry id)

Elly said...

I've never knit using the Intarsia technique before, the reason being that I haven't found a garment/item that caught my eyes, most patterns just look blah to me.
But when/if I do find that perfect intarsia pattern, I will jump right on it.

Who knows? I might just end up knitting Sheepish for my nephew, as long as his mommy likes it, which I'm sure she will :)

~ Elly ~
IknitCupcakes-Ravelry Name

katiknitty said...

Love the sweater. I haven't tried intarsia yet because I am a big old knitting chicken. I just started my first stranded project, and that is going well so I am anxious to try intarsia.

Jen said...

What a beautiful giveaway! I've never done intarsia but I'm always up for expanding my knitting skills!

Blendab1 said...

I ♥ sheep!!! What a beautiful sweater and THOSE buttons just pushed me over the edge! I have never done intarsia but I would learn if I had the opportunity to win this!!

Pamela said...

I haven't done intarsia before, but I am always willing to learn new things. Next fall I'll have a baby that sweater will be perfect for... :)

Melissa in Oklahoma said...

That is the cutest sweater! Love the buttons! Love the one piece construction.

Marilyn said...

Have never tried intarsia. Now would be a great time to get started on a beautiful sweater.

Angele said...

I have never done intarsia, I am a chicken when it comes to trying out new techniques. I want too read about it but scared about not being able to do it :) I am sure patience and practice is all I need.

prague loop said...

i have tried it twice. it went relatively ok regarding the mechanics of knitting, but as i was inexperienced, the results looked very uneven. looking to try more of this as it is a great technique!

knitterlydesigns said...

This would look so cute on my 4 month old daughter. Would love to win it. Thanks!

Angie in Colorado

Faith said...

That sweater is so precious! I also love how it's not in traditional boy/girl colors. Babies should get to enjoy their clothing in a variety of colors! Should I win this kit, I'd make it for my newborn daughter (unless I take too long, in which case I can gift it to someone around me).

barb said...

OH MY GOSH!!! That sweater is just adorable. There is something so sweet about sheep. This summer I knit using the intarsia technique, it was a small project. I would LOVE to win this giveaway. I have grandchildren that would look darling in this sweater, however, I also have a toddler size teddy bear who would look adorable in it. That way I could keep it forever. I guess I could make it for the baby and pass it on to the teddy bear.

Marcela said...

I have never done intarsia before but I need to learn!

marcelamacari on rav

Mercy said...

I am working on learning intarsia presently.

midwifemom on Ravelry.

Mhchong said...

Cute pattern, and LOVE the buttons!
mhchong@aol.com

ikkinlala said...

I've never tried intarsia before because I'm not the biggest fan of weaving in ends, but this project might be worth it.

jensknits said...

that is the sweetest sweater I have ever seen! I have done intarsia...it's especially fun on children's things. The intarsia fo r these wee sheep would be a great beginner's project!
My only tip is tension is key when your changing colors: too tight and your pattern will buckle, too loose and you might see holes or leave loops on the back of the work. give it a try...the results are very satifyiing!

monika said...

What a sweet little cardigan - would love to make it for my little guy. I forrayed into intarsia this past spring to mark my son's second birthday with a big #2 sweater! It was fun trying something new.

andrea said...

I am in love! I've never wanted to win a give away more in my life. I've never done intarsia and knitting up this gorgeous sweater would make the learning of it so much more pleasant! Ewe need to pick me....please

melosa said...

That is an adorable sweater! I have only dabbled in intarsia, mainly simple 2 color patterns. But, I did really enjoy it and would like to do more intricate patterns in the future.

Vanessa said...

I love replacing the sheep or duckie yarn with something with loft like angora, so when the kiddo wears the sweater the sheep or duckies are fuzzy.

Darlene said...

What a wonderful sweater to win! I have done intarsia for my children when they were young. They all grown up now but I still have the sweaters to pass down to grandkids someday! I would love to add this sweet little sweater to my stash! Good luck everyone!!!

Debbie said...

I did an earflao hat for my husband- intarsia Olympic moose on both sides. He loves it but I think the stitches are a little tight.

Juney said...

This is the most precious sweater I have ever seen!!!! I adore those buttons!
Yes, I have done intarsia before. In fact, the first sweater I ever knitted had a snowflake done with the intarsia method!
The best tip I can give is DO NOT KNIT THE INTARSIA TIGHTLY! RELAX WHEN DOING IT!
I knitted a bag with intarsia in the middle. I knit it way too tight! When I felted it the bag became an hour glass shape! Of course, it was not supposed to! I had knitted the intarsia way to tight!
KellyJune

CrazyYarnHarlot said...

I love her patterns!! I have never tried intarsia, but I have it on my list of things to do in 2011. This would be the perfect project to do it with. I have lots of babies coming in the next year so I may have to get this pattern, regardless.

Shelly
crazyyarnharlot on ravelry

Jack said...

I've never done intarsia -- but would love to try it. I love the colors!

rinebird said...

I would love to win the Sheepish kit.I have 2 granddaughters.I have promised my first granddaughter a sweater for months.I haven't tried Intarsia yet.I love the way it looks.I have an injured right wrist..almost better.I haven't been able to knit due to this injury,my reason for not trying any new knitting designs. Thank you for this chance to win.

DonnaC said...

Absolute smooshy goodness! I would love to win this kit!!!

Anonymous said...

That little sweater is so too cute! My niece needs one! I'm crossing my fingers!

JP said...

I think I did some on a pair of gauntlets I made for The Teen. And again when I made a matching set for one of her friends. Carrying the old color across the back of the new color and then smoothly changing so there weren't gaps were my issues. And I hate weaving in ends, so a lot of color work puts me off patterns. Maybe I just need to get over it, like being intimidated by cables and socks.

Janet said...

Love the buttons...would love to make the sweater.

Jez said...

The buttons! The buttons!! SO CUTE! What a sweet little sweater! I've never done intarsia before because I have a bunch of other projects I'd like to do first. :)

Betty said...

Beautiful sweater and perfect buttons!
Don't do intarsia but do do baby cardigans :)

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