Thursday, November 17, 2011

Moving right along

I knew it was only a matter of time before I gave in to the temptation of working on Oliver's sweater!

I first trimmed his coat at the pocket and buttonholes with Petite Very Velvet. Then it was time for his pin-striped trousers, worked in Vineyard Silk Classic "Pewter" in vertical rows of slanted gobelin stitch over two threads and alternating with single rows of tent stitch.

Next I stitched his shirt, using four strands of white DMC cotton floss in basketweave two threads wide. To keep the navy pin-stripes from overpowering the shirt, I plied down to two strands of DMC floss #823 to work the stem stitches.

The ribbing at the collar and hem of his sweater was worked in a Kalem stitch using Impressions #1072. I'll be using this thread to fill in the background of the sweater in basketweave before I start to add the colors in the fair isle pattern.


Cool City Stitcher said...

This is looking great! I'm eagerly waiting for the fair isle to start popping.

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Stitch faster. How his tie will look is starting to obsess me!

He's just wonderful, Anne.

Needle Nicely said...

Really a sartorial statement (try saying that one fast!)--can't wait to see the finish.