Hope this fine Sunday finds you well.
A jumper to share with you this evening, my first completed one of 2013, although there are a couple more hot on it’s heels!
This time, a chunky woolly, perfect for the chill that has returned. I wanted something simple to knit, you know, the stuff you can do on auto pilot when you're tired and lacking in brain power. I opted for DK this time because, although I know 4 ply gives a more authentic ‘40s look, DK knit grows at a greater rate and sometimes, you just need that sort of satisfaction.
From my Stylecraft stash, I picked a lovely shade called grape and selected stripes of black, graphite and plum. Nice combination I think.
The pattern, although undated, is from the 1930’s and is by P&B. I love the style of the jumper with it's full sleeves and deep welt. I love the pattern so much that this is the 4th time I've knitted it! :o)
If you haven't worked with a vintage P&B pattern before, I would recommend them. They are some of the nicest to follow and the instructions and clearly written. This one has the added bonus that it instructs you to knit the first and last stitch on every so you end up with a defined line of stitches for sewing the jumper together. I hope you like it.
Slightly off topic but on the vintage front, we managed half a stock take yesterday. As time consuming as it was, I thoroughly enjoyed perusing the rails of authentic 1940's frocks! We also had a rummage in the hats and have picked out a few that will be for sale on our Facebook page in the next couple of days so do pop on over and take a look HERE :o)