Look...Look... bundles of delight!!!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I spent hours last night unravelling the front and back..... The wool is stunning!
Its very much more of what I wanted now. I must buy another little pot of brown dye and 'do' the sleeves. I may need that extra wool once I start knitting it up. I went to bed at 11 o'clock with a small pile of knitting books to find a pattern that inspired me. I want it fitted and shaped and as simple as possible to really show off the colours. Ive narrowed it down to these 2 patterns from Rowans, Summer Tweed book.
I like the long ribbing on this and the neckline if a little lower, plus the cable, but not for this project. No shaping though.
I love this one, Ive made 2 already using this pattern. Perfectly shaped on the waist. Sooooo, Im making this pattern but changing it, incorporating some of the elements of the other pattern. So wide deep ribs on the cuffs and welt. And the neckline wont be split, instead I shall knit it as a round neck and work the same rib on the neckline with a row of buttons off centre for detail up there.

Im so excited to start, I can hardly contain myself!!!

10 comments

  1. I like the second one, but much longer so it would cover my butt!!

    Jen

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  2. I wish that was my yarn...I also wish I had that second pattern! Just lovely. Sue

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  3. Your wool turned out a beautiful colour. I love the second jumper :)

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  4. I reeeeally like the second one! I've just finishes a cardigan and (unusual for me) used the recommended wool and stuck to the pattern. I normally love to change things to make it my own. When I saw that basket of wool I immediately thought yum, I'd be excited too! I can't wait to see your progress. :)

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  5. I love the wool. I, too, have this dilemma. I have a huge bust (no, contrary to popular belief amongst smaller busted people, not something to be envied - it makes you look huge all over and is impossible to dress) and NEED fitted knitted tops but they are so few and far between. I have oodles of wool waiting to be made into high end garments for moi, but am sadly lacking in the pattern dept. Have resorted to devising my own patterns with varying success - anyone please help!

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  6. No, that's really helpful - I'll let you know if that works for me!

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  7. Hi again Ren, you've just inspired my post today! I've felt very brave and showed my knitting!xx

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  8. Your wool looks fab-u-lous. And I love the pattern you've chosen.

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