A new sweater is officially off my needles. It features an all-seeing eyeball floating above golden bricks. This may seem like an odd design choice unless you are familiar with Bill Cipher from the show Gravity Falls. Bill is an animated yellow pyramid cyclops that wears a bowtie. We think he’s based off the all-seeing eyeball from the dollar bill and much like the green eyeball, Bill is the center of many conspiracies in the show.
This sweater is knit from the bottom-up and in-the-round until the intarsia panel. Flat intarsia is so much easier for me than in-the-round intarsia so I was willing to sacrifice a little bit of seaming for the tidy intarsia links. Once the body is knit and shoulders are seamed, stitches are picked up around the armhole and the arms are knitted in place down to the cuff. The finishing of the sweater includes using a crochet chain to put in the black lining around the eyeball and the vertical lines for the bricks. And, a tiny bit of embroidery is used for those luscious eyelashes.
My daughter is thrilled with the results. I’m so glad she is- because the sweater was her request and design! I’m trying to finish up the pattern so I can share it. I’m not sure how many people are fans of Gravity Falls, but if you knit this in greens instead of yellows, it can easily become the “All-Seeing Eyeball from the Dollar Bill” sweater instead. Who wouldn’t want that sweater? 🙂