Happy 2017 everyone! I have so many great things for the blog planned this year and I can’t wait to share them with you! I want to kick things off with this tutorial that shows you how to embroider on knitted items. This technique is easy to do and it’s perfect for beginner knitters. It’s also great for personalizing store bought knits.
I knitted this cream colored hat for Indigo but once it was finished it seemed kind of blah. I decided to monogram it with an “I”. I think it’s much cuter and has personality now =) This embroidery technique is really versatile. You can do letters, shapes or even simple multi colored designs.
One quick note- make sure you are embroidering with a yarn that’s the same weight as the knitted piece. A yarn that’s too lightweight will not cover the original stitches and blend in. A yarn that’s too bulky will stretch the original stitches out.
I want to make a striped scarf look like plaid. I'm going to try this. I'll let you know.