This evening, I’ve spent a happy couple of hours sewing up my most recent order while half watching “Call the Midwife”, which I’m really enjoying watching, and then “Birdsong” which I’m not too sure about yet. I have to confess that a copy of the book has been on my bookshelf for over a year now - I'm sure I will get to read it - one day! However, back to the knitting.
Knitted from an original 1943 Needlewoman and Needlecraft magazine, I think the colours on the original pattern are just fantastic!
I knitted it in Stylecraft DK using khaki for the main and meadow for the sleeves and yoke. Being DK, the detail on the lace work isn’t as fine as if it had been done in 4 ply, which is a bit of a shame, but being DK, it’s nice and warm and the fact that it’s 100% acrylic means that there won’t be the itchiness you (well, me anyway) can get from wool. Also, being a thicker wool means that it’s less see through :o)
I’m really pleased with how it’s turned out. I have knitted it before using copper and walnut, see it here, but I made a mistake on the copper one when I got the rib the wrong way out - oops!
I’m about to make a start on two more jumpers. First up is this one from a Stitchcraft magazine from 1943.
|I wonder what she's looking at......|
Knitted before in Stylecraft 4 ply melon, you can see it here, this time I'm using little 25g balls of pink merino wool that the customer has sent me. They are exquisitely soft and I think they’re going to make and very pretty jumper. On the super duper plus side, they fit into my pink bakelite wool holder so it can have its first outing (with me anyway).
Second is this jumper, again, taken from a 1943 Stitchcraft magazine.
It's being knitted in this navy and plum wool (although the plum looks far more like pink in my rubbish photograph which was taken with a flash. I promise it’s a much darker colour than it looks)
It’s another one that I’ve knitted it before in grey and grape (see it here) and once completed, it will be heading to
As well as the aforementioned, I also have a bin liner (how glamorous!!) full of jumper pieces that I need to get round to sewing up. I’ll let you know how I get on :o)!