Clothes here I come

As of last night, I started my very first jumper and I’m making it for myself. Winter can be a bitter affair in my neck of the woods and I need a lovely warm jumper to keep me happy. When I was a teenager, I had a black garter stitch knit jumper that I literally wore till it fell apart. It took roughly 5 years for that to happen and I would wear it just about everywhere. I loved it oh so much. To be truthful, it’s still in my cupboard now. It wouldn’t have a chance in hell of fitting me, but its still there.

 

The pattern I have chosen for myself is a free online pattern by Drops Designs called Rings of Saturn. It’s a lovely comfortable looking baggy jumper which is worn oversized so I have picked to knit the largest size. I love my clothes to be loose anyway, tight fitting things make me feel like I’m being strangled. Its knitted flat on a couple of different sized needles. You start off with the larger size to cast on, then switch over to the smaller needles to make the bottom band. It’s knitted from the bottom up and in pieces so there will be seaming to do when its finished.

What I didn’t realise was after I had finished knitting the band and had made my way on to the first stripe, was that I didn’t have a full understanding of what a “vent” was on a jumper. I usually google things in pattern’s before I start but I was just so excited that I didn’t bother. Of course, after speaking to my grandmother about it (she helped me pick the yarn out for it) she explained what the “vent” was. I understood initially then came home and continued knitting. Even while I was knitting, I thought that I was doing it wrong. Sure enough I was. So this morning while our daughter was attempting to feed herself her porridge, I frogged about 10cm of work. Right back to the bottom band. Can’t help stupidity.

The yarn we picked out is called Wilderness and it’s by Patons Australia. Its 70% wool, 20% Acrylic and 10% Viscose. I bought 5 100 gram balls of the colour Charcoal and 3 100 gram balls of Green. They have these really nice flecks of tan colours through them. I think they will work out well.

Well kiddo has just woken up from her nap so it’s time to go.

Cheers,

 

 

 

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