A sweater that should have taken me 3 – 4 months dragged out to 7+. It was designed for Lola, who sleeps nightly with a Pirate Johnny Depp pillowcase. I also made her a beaded knitted pirate skull wristlet.
This was my first attempt at intarsia. It was knitted in the round, which added an additional level of complexity to the project. The pattern is the bastard child of a number of other patterns I’ve happened upon, and I adapted the intarsia patch myself. My calculations were a bit off on the collar, and after three attempts (and subsequent unravellings) I gave up and just knitted it with enough elastic strung along to whip the collar into shape.