Two Intarsia Jumpers I knitted for myself. Intarsia requires a bit more thought that standard knitting, but it is really quite easy to do. A bit of extra concentration so you always know where you are up to, as you work the pattern. The results can be stunning.
Most of Jenny Kee’s knitting is in the Intarsia style (As a side note she checked out the square pattern jumper here and told me “I could be one of her knitters”. My reply was that I am “too bloody slow” (knitting wise that is !).
This was the second jumper that I knitted circa late 1980s. From a Kaffe Fassett pattern. Used the pattern by choose my own wool and colours. Loved this jumper and after 30 years it is still one of my favourites, albeit I no longer fit it. I lost 20 kilograms from changing my lifestyle habits to a Paleo approach.
The next few jumpers I never took photos of and no longer have. I then made another Intarsia Cardigan from an Italian Designer pattern. Had lots of time in the Spring and Summer of 1996. I broke my leg whilst rock climbing and spent the next six months at home recuperating. Concentration was not exactly high at this point and I spent many days re-knitting sections that I screwed up.
Once I finished this mammoth expedition, I put it in the cupboard and have only worn it a couple of times since. Unfortunately I did not really like it once I had completed it 🙁