We're still a poorly household here but there has been an upside to my 3 family members being under the weather; while they've been sleeping I've been sewing and so I have another jumper to show you!
I apologise in advance for the poor quality photographs. It's been gloomy here all day and so I've had to resort to using the flash which creates a shadow!!
The pattern I chose was a Bestway one from the 1940's, I'm guessing mid '40s due to the fair style??. I've had the pattern for a while and finally managed to find a wool which I thought would do it justice.
Although the pattern called for 3 ply, I used Stylecraft 4 ply in a shade rather tastily called butterscotch :o) I opted for a fairly neutral shade because I wanted to show off the pretty design of the jumper. While I know not everyone favours acrylic, I'm a fan and although you can't get the same range of colours in 4 ply acrylic as you can in DK, Stylecraft have brought out a few new shades, namely butterscotch, camel and mocha, which are rather fitting to the 1940's so I've done a bit of stocking up!
The rib and yoke are worked on rather titchy and fiddly no 13 needles. They're so fine to work with but give a really good finish on the delicate wool.
The sleeves have an interesting little bit of detail which I've never seen on a jumper before. Quite sweet don't you think??