I just finished this jumper, the pattern of which was in the Knitter magazine:
Here's my slightly baggy version:
I followed the directions diligently, but after a few wears it seems to have grown around the middle:
Oh well...... it's not going to stop me wearing it. It's lovely and soft (I used Artesano extra fine wool) and I love the lacy panels:
Not to be put off, I've jumped straight in to 2 more knitting projects, both from the 60's, and both cardigans (Can't ever have enough cardigans). Here's the first one:
I'm knitting the piece on the left, out of navy blue Millamia double knitting (that's worsted, for the benefit of North American readers). I seem to be racing through this, and have already finished the back piece:
|Close up of the lace panel|
I'm making the crew neck version on the left. Pretty boring, you say? No! I'm jazzing it up by knitting the ribbing in scraps of metallic thread and the body in Debbie Bliss Rialto 4-ply. Here's the start of the back:
It was going quite well, except for the fact that it was way too small! I'd made some adjustments that I thought would make it work, but there was no way it was going to fit. The only thing for it was to admit defeat and start something new, and so we have the start of the lurex rib cardi.
Let's hope these ones's work out - see you soon!