Last fall, a stitcher asked me to design a sweater weather fox. I made her wait a whole year, but this is the result!
Everyone, I'd like you to meet Sherman.
Sherman is one of two designs that come as a set in the Sweater Weather pattern. The other small that is included here is called... (can you guess?)
One more time, these two designs come as a set in the paper pattern format. It's a 2-for-1!
These coordinating designs feature pumpkins, leaves, acorns, and hearts. Sherman is dressed in a cozy argyle sweater, and he is nestled between matching arrangements of pumpkins, leaves, acorns and hearts. An autumn-themed border gives him somewhere to sit. Sweater Weather sits on a similar border, and was designed to complement Sherman in a display.
Both designs are stitched in shades of orange, red, brown, green, and off-white.
The models were stitched on 14 ct. Vintage Smokey White Aida (Zweigart) using 2 ply thread.
The stitch count for Sherman is 66w x 55h and the finished design measures approximately 4 3/4"w x 3 7/8"h when stitched on that fabric.
The stitch count for Sweater Weather is 69w x 44h and the finished design measures approximately 5"w x 3 1/8"h when stitched on that fabric.
The patterns call for whole stitches only (whole stitches = beginner friendly and Aida friendly!). The models were stitched with *threads from DMC, Weeks Dye Works, and Classic Colorworks. DMC equivalents are provided for the specialty threads. The pattern includes both a black/white symbol page as well as a color page, so you can choose to stitch from the format that works best for you.
*These designs use the exact same shades as the Sweaters, Please pattern. If you are planning on stitching all 3 coordinating designs and would like to use the called-for specialty fibers, use the Sweaters, Please pattern as your floss guide. Buy the called-for floss on that pattern (and that includes 2 skeins of Williamsburg). You will need an additional skein of Carrot and an additional skein of Collards. Feel free to contact me if you need clarification! You will only need the additional skein of Carrot and Collards if you are stitching all three designs.
WHERE TO BUY: Shops can purchase this pattern wholesale from Dinky Dyes. If your favorite stitchy shop does not have it in stock, let them know to order a copy in for you!
RECREATE THE LOOK:
Cording: The cording I used as trim is 5mm jute rope off of a bulk spool. The particular spool I purchased is no longer available, but most craft stores have something similar. The 5mm size is my favorite.
The wine-colored bow is made from a 3/8" grosgrain ribbon from Ribbon Boutique at Hobby Lobby. The SKU is 1924679. All the ends were sealed with fray-check.
I pulled the green buttons out of my stash. I have no idea where they came from originally (sorry, no SKU!), but the size is 7/8."
The materials listed above are unique to this piece. The foundational supplies (the board, glue, batting, etc--stuff you can't see) are the same no matter what I am finishing. I use backing board, Aleens Tacky Glue, and Warm and White Craft Batting. I make needed cuts with a rotary cutter on a rotary cutting mat.
One more time, here they are. Hope you enjoy!