Social weaver bird

So_upper_back_1Finally, I have enough time to actually post a picture of the back of the sweater.

The pattern mentions to use duplicate stitch to embroider the bird on the back once the sweater is finished but I ended up adding it using intarsia (closer view) .  Every time that I’ve attempted to use duplicate stitch the background yarn usually shows through too much, so unlike many knitters, I actually prefer to do intarsia.

I also joined the shoulder seems using the three needle bind-off even though the pattern says to use kitchener stitch. I figured that a bound off seam would be more stable.

Knitting this part has been so enjoyable that I kept on going and added the collar. Now I’ve run out of the honey colored yarn I’ll be spinning this week, unless of course, work doesn’t preempt my plans.

8 thoughts on “Social weaver bird

  1. It really is beautiful! I tend to believe the three needle bind-off is better for shoulders (at least in adult garments) than kitchener. I can’t wait to see how the sweater looks when complete!

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  2. Thanks for all the comments. Sorry for not responding sooner, but things are still quite busy at work.
    Vanessa, I’m spinning it with a semi-worsted method. I only pull out about an inch of fiber from the fiber supply at a time and only allow a small amount of twist into the fiber supply. By allow some twist into the fiber supply, I seem to get a bit more loft in the single. It kind of hard to describe because it’s something that I do naturally.

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