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Saturday, 25 June 2011

30's Jumper "To Wear With a Summer Suit"

After around 12 months and one minor disaster of the scissor kind, I have finally finished this lovely jumper from A Stitch In Time (Volume One)! Hooray!

To Wear With a Summer Suit

This was my first ever pattern incorporating lace. I loved knitting the lace portion of the front and back of the jumper; it felt like each pattern repeat was a mini-goal and therefore made for a satisfying knit. The moss stitch sleeves were quite slow in comparison but worth it - moss stitch is just beautiful in this yarn (Rowan Pure Wool 4-ply).

Vintage buttons and pearls to set it off!

One of my favourite things about knitting garments is buying vintage buttons to put on them. Etsy has so many great ones it is difficult to buy just one set... I'm a button glutton.

Vintage buttons from Etsy

This week I bought some Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton (DK) on sale in John Lewis to knit a lacy shrug for summer. Strangely, the colour of the yarn is very gray in natural light. I was hoping it would be more brown. I'm quite enjoying knitting with cotton. I'm also shocked at how restrained I was in that sale. How I walked away without bags of other goodies I don't know!

Something Lacy Shrug, Cascade Yarns pattern by Vera Sanon

Have a lovely weekend!