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I’ve been working on a cute little intarsia sweater for the last few weeks, in between last-minute holiday gifts and a much larger, more complicated sweater project.  It was a super quick knit, too, with easy to follow directions for knitting and finishing — but now I have to tackle those ends!

So cute. . .


Deep breath!  No big deal.  My plan is to get caught up on my tv watching and tackle those ends, one at a time, using my favorite finishing technique: duplicate stitch.  When worked on the right side, duplicate stitch is a handy way to add details like initials on holiday stockings and little hearts or flowers on a baby hat.  On the wrong side, it’s a super stealthy, nearly invisible way to hide those ends.  One trick to keep in mind for colorwork: weave the ends into sections of the same color.

Project Details:
Pattern: Owl Pullover from Roo Designs, by Gail Pfeifle
Yarn: Plymouth Encore
Needles: Size 6 (Knitter’s Pride Dreamz Interchangeables, new to Sage Yarn!)
Size: Child’s 4