Saturday, 10 December 2016
Jumper number 12
Yessss! This is boy's jumper number 12, so I've met the first part of my challenge for 2016. It's knitted from a Knitwell pattern which I found among my Mum's patterns. There is no date or price on it, but it uses old needle sizes (9s and 7s) so is pre metrication of knitting needles, which I think was around 1975. It was interesting to knit; the front centre panel has increases and decreases to make the little stocking stitch squares. I enjoy cabling and knitting twisted stitches, which featured on the sleeves as well as the front.
The yarn is from a cone which I bought from the scrapstore. It is marked as chunky, but to me it felt more like aran. I compromised and knitted it on size 4.00 and 5.00 needles (8s and 6s) instead of the recommended sizes.
I have another half a dozen hats to make to meet the second part of the challenge by 31 December - watch this space!