Monday, December 15, 2014

Rudolph Applique

One sweater down and one to go!  This is Henry's sweater that I wrote about here.  I wanted to knit Christmas sweaters for Charlie and Henry, but that's a lot of work for a couple weeks of wear!  So I decided to knit sweaters and sew on an applique that can be removed when Christmas is over.  You don't have to knit a sweater for this applique - any bought one will do!  

*felted wool flannel - one plain tan, one patterned tan, one patterned red, and black
*size 5 perle cotton - tan, red, and black
*pattern found here

Cut one face from the solid tan, one muzzle from patterned tan, one nose from patterned red, two eyes from black, and two antlers from patterned tan.

Pin the eyes and muzzle to the face and the nose to the muzzle.

Using a blanket stitch, sew around the nose and eyes and sew the muzzle as shown.  Using an outline stitch, sew a mouth.  

Pin the face to the sweater front and pin the antlers under the face.

Using a blanket stitch, sew around the face and around each antler.  If you'll be removing the applique, sew very loosely and don't pull the threads so tight that they stretch the sweater.

For those wondering, the yarn is Knitpicks City Tweed DK in Basil.  Charlie's colorway is Rhubarb.

Happy Creating!  Deborah

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