This refashion is inspired by my favourite thrifted sweater. I was lucky enough to find this hand knit sweater that someone had stitched my favourite Belgian journalist/detective/adventurer across the front…Tintin!
Here is a picture of the inspiration sweater, in case you hadn’t seen it before. I figured that Tintin needed his best friend Snowy. Or Milou if you read the french versions of the books.
This new sweater began life as a boring V-neck sweater that I thrifted from Value Village for $4.99. I had been on the lookout for weeks to find the right one, I only wish that the knit was bigger so that I could use bigger stitches for the pattern. But this was the one I found.
I first found the centre of the sweater and marked it with chalk. Then using the chalk, I sketched my Milou or Snowy. Unfortunately I didn’t realize until after I started stitching that the that the picture I took with the sketched Snowy did not show the sketch clearly.
I used this image from Google for the pattern.
The yarn I used was also thrifted for $2.99 from Value Village. I just followed the stitch marks on the sweater and made looped stitches to create the pattern.
And here is the final result. It took me about 10-12 hours to do the stitching, I know the results are not perfect, and Snow looks a little chunky, but I am very pleased with how it turned out anyways. This refashion only cost me $8 and a relaxing bit of time watching Veronica Mars DVDs. What do you think. Love to hear your opinion. Cheers, Michele