Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Koopa Troopa

Continuing on in my NES series, a Koopa Troopa from Super Mario Bros.!

Again, this is a 100% cotton dish cloth. I feel like he didn't come out as clear as some of the others, but there were a lot of tiny little spaces and lines on this one. I think a 1-UP mushroom is next, and that should turn out well.

Here's the pixel-based pattern chart:

Obviously, my original idea was to do mint green in the background, but you can see in the finished product that I chose black instead, for more contrast. You can do what you like, and I'd be interested to see how different people's designs turn out.


pmcatnip said...

This is really cute! I'm gonna have to make this little guy, thank you for sharing! (If I may make a suggestion, a way to sharpen up the color changes in intarsia is to change color at the last 'yarn over and draw through two' of the previous stitch. That last yarn over is what becomes the V on the top of the new stitch.)

Valerie said...

Thanks, pmcatnip, that is what I did. :o) This pattern just has way too many color changes.