Every little boy needs a warm sweater knitted by his meema. My New Boy has sensitive skin so he prefers to wear cotton or cotton blends. And every little boy ought to have a Weasley Sweater with his initial knitted in to the front.
Working an initial involves using several balls of yarn at a time in the same row. In his sweater, I juggled seven strands at a time, three neon green and four blue like his eyes. While this technique looks horribly complicated, it really isn't. It's the same technique that is used to knit argyle socks and various plaid patterns. Called intarsia, this way of working several colors into one row of knitting does not involve 'stranding', carrying the extra yarn along the back of the garment. You just pick up the new strand of yarn, twist it around the old one and keep on knitting. The only difficult parts are remembering to always twist in the same direction and making sure the seven balls of yarn do not become hopelessly tangled.
Details and Requirements
Weasley Sweater from Charmed Knits
Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn, 3 skeins blue, 200 yds each; 1 skein bright green for initial
Size 8 needles
One adorable grandson as recipient
Enough courage to try the Intarsia Technique