Saturday, July 23, 2011

My first knitted JUMPER!

Right back to the blogging. Its been a while - and knitting unfortunately has taken a back burner to my house remodel - but I have a little more time on my hands now, so I've picked up the needles and decided I want to knit my first ever jumper!

I've been inspired by all these slouchy, 80's style sweaters I've seen around recently, and recalled my mum used to wear such sweaters back in the 80's!! So after a little skype conversation, and a show and tell of all her old knitting patterns, I eagerly awaited the chosen patterns arrival in the mail.

This is what I decided to go with - Lady's Short Sleeved V-Back Sweater

I love the V back the most!

So I headed to The Yarn Studio - the yarn they suggested I use in the pattern no longer exists - surprise surprise! I wanted a block colour rather than mottled like the picture - so went with Blue Sky, Worsted Cotton in the Thistle colour. I am hoping it is not too heavy for the pattern - we will soon see!

After three attempts at trying to get the right gauge - I figured out what needles I needed, and off I went. So far - I've completed the lower half of the back section - I'll keep you updated with my progress..................

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