Tuesday, 6 September 2011

My new project.......

Now the summer holidays are over and my husband has headed back to school, I’ve begun work on the first order I took at the recent Ramsey event. 

The pattern in question is this pretty little number from the 1940’s.

I’ve knitted it before in rose mist and it’s a really feminine, delicate knit - it’s a very easy pattern too which is always a bonus!!   This time, the chosen colour is Stylecraft cream in 4 ply. 

I’m very lucky that I have a wool shop less than 2 miles away so last week I headed off to pick up these little lovelies.

I’m like a child in a sweet shop when I’m choosing wool and often take home far more than I went in for!!

Now despite what the pattern tells me to do, I always start on the sleeve – always have and probably always will!! J   I like to start this way because it allows me to check my tension and then when it comes to the actual body of the jumper, I can adjust it to fit the customer perfectly. 

This lovely jumper is knitted on size 12’s and size 10’s.  I cast on the sleeve on Sunday and managed to finish it last night.  I’m pleased with how it’s turned out.  It looks a little bumpy in the photograph because I haven’t pressed it yet but it will look much better once done.

This jumper is due to be collected at the North Norfolk Railway 1940’s event on the 17th and 18th September.  If you’re in Norfolk that weekend, come and check it out, it’s a great event – probably my favourite!  

Will keep you updated with the progress of the jumper!

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