A request we often get here at Roody Originals is as to whether we can create a custom ugly christmas sweater with a face on it. The answer is yes! There are however certain things that need to be kept in mind as there is a bit more involved in a face than say something like a christmas tree.
Don't go overboard with the Shade
With the likes of vectors and certain graphics, shading becomes a big part of the design. This is because it is the actual shading that makes the face look like the person in question. The problem with this is that you'd have to knit different colors on top of each other which won't work and will look really bad and will also look nothing like the person in question. so shade on one side of the face only. Do an outline for the nose and mouth.
Make the Face the focus
How awesome is it to have a face literally knitted in to a sweater? It's super cool! So definitely make it the focus. Opt for the design to be on the front and middle of the sweater
What colors should the face be?
There are a couple of options:
This article was co-authored by Ross Culliton. Ross is the founder of Roody Originals, creators of original custom sweaters for brands