Monday 7 October 2013

Weekend WIP

The Christmas jumper I mentioned in my monthly goals post is going great guns. I have tried not to think about it too much and just gone for what feels right. I'm not using a pattern, but I am trying to make it look something like this handknit slipover, which I saw in a shop in Iceland when we were there in 2011 (which was, by the way, nearly £100 - the Icelanders know the value of good knitwear).


I have managed to chart some snowmen to go around the yoke but I am doing this almost totally blind, because I've never knitted a sweater of this type before. But I like a challenge and if I have to rip it out, so be it - the good thing about bulky yarn is that it knits up so quickly.


The yarn is Rowan Soft Tweed. I had eight balls leftover from my Ravelympics 2008 project, which I have just realised I never blogged about (if I think I am a slack blogger these days I need to remind myself of the desert years), and I'm going to pair it with cream Cocoon leftover from last month's bulky jumper.

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