You may remember picture sweaters from the 1980s. Now they’re making a comeback, especially in shops aimed at teens and twentysomethings. The ones popular right now tend to have one big motif on a plain background, with no scenery or words, so this dachshund jumper by Amanda Jones is perfect. It’s made in a very modern style, with no ribbing at the cuffs, neck or hem. Your knitting will roll naturally, giving it an up-to-date look that’s part of the jumper’s appeal. If you’ve never tried intarsia before, this design is simple enough to make a good first intarsia project. “I think it would be a good one for a newcomer to do as there are only two colours in the motif, and not too many changes on each row,” says Amanda. The pure wool yarn also helps as the stitches hold their shape and stick together well, so any stitch irregularities around the colour changes will be less obvious.