It looks like gauge isn’t going to be an issue with this project. (Thank Heavens!) And, several members of my household are looking forward to wearing this when it’s finished- including my 15 year-old daughter who hasn’t worn any of my hand-knit sweaters. So, I’m very flattered! lol.
Initially, I was thinking of putting the alien motif on both arms. Now I think it would be overkill so the new plan is to knit the arms in plain black. This means I need to end the motif before I join the arms to the body which shouldn’t look too strange when finished. I just hope it wears well and it isn’t awkward having a thick band of color-stranding around the middle of the sweater.
I’ve updated the chart for the little aliens. It’s a 45 stitch repeat with 5 rows of black between the different alien types.
Thinking ahead towards future projects, I found the most clever use for Noro yarn on ravelry.com. It’s an improvised triangle sweater knit by a lady in the Netherlands by the ravelry id of DHelbig. My hubby thinks the sweater is too 1980’s but I love it! Intarsia is one of the few knitting techniques I have yet to tackle and I am thinking of trying to recreate this thing with some Noro I have tucked away in my stash. Maybe I should start out with a scarf first?