Alrighty, I think this is done (read, I really should stop spending so much time playing with it and do real work) and I know I am delighted with it. Now, let’s see if I can answer a few questions/make a few plans.
1) Will I show you the whole sweater? Probably not. I don’t do pictures of clothes on me, the dressforms I have are not the right size to show the sweater off well, and taking a picture of a sweater laid out flat that looks anything other than awful does not seem to be a skill I have. So you will probably have to content yourself with pictures of the various corners I’ve doodled on.
2) Does the stitch have a name? Not that I know of. I was just doodling around until I found something I liked. Though as with most textile things, the chances of coming up with something actually new are low and I am in no way claiming I am the first/only person to do anything because why would a person do that to themselves and invite those headaches.
3) Will I tell you how to do it? Maybe! Enough folks seem to like this (and the other embroidery stuff) that I’m considering doing a pattern of some sort. Because my primary sales platform requires that you only sell actual patterns there, I would probably end up doing something like a Very Very Basic Hat pattern with the real focus being on how you embroider on it like this. That follows the rules (hat=pattern), but I can talk a bit in there about how to adapt the embroidery for other projects as well (like, say, that comfy but boring store bought sweater). If that’s something you’d be interested in, let me know. If enough folks like it, I might do it (though it wouldn’t be until next year at the earliest).
But really though, I’ve got two sweaters I’ve decorated (cough, defaced, cough) and ideas/victims lined up for at least a third and a fourth, and I’ve learned a whole bunch about what does and doesn’t work well on knitted fabric, and I can absolutely see this on hats/mitts, so it probably if folks are interested, it probably wouldn’t be too hard to talk me into it.
But for now I think it’s time to stop playing with this one and wear it!