I finished my needle sketched knitting lady last evening. Isn’t she fabulous? I stitched her up using a single thread of machine sewing thread, thinking of it like you would a very sharp pencil, passing over each line a few times over, depending on the effect I wanted. It doesn’t make for perfect lines, which I love for fabrics and folds.
Her scarf is made with jewel coloured four strand sock yarn that I separated in half, into two swirly strands each. I only used a tiny percentage of the yarn, which is funny. The stitches are mostly messy long and short stitch, in various directions depending which bit of the scarf you are looking at. The thread to the ball is whipped back stitch.
My husband showed my 18 month old daughter, and she reached out and petted the scarf like it was a touch and feel book. Adorable!!
Next up I will show you another piece I made with this method – a Mucha inspired piece!