Sunday, August 27, 2006
Vintage Knits Stripy Jumper # 1
Okay, this photo looks awful, but the jumper is lovely. It's from Sarah Dallas's Vintage Knits (the TV jumper I refered to in my previous entry). I used Jaegar 4-ply violet-purple, with Rowan Kidsilk Haze green. I like the Jaegar 4-ply because it's relatively cheap (£3 a ball) and feels cosy and washes well and has a certain elasticity about it. One thing I didn't like about the recipe (pattern) was that it said the jumper required two balls of Kidsilk Haze, and as I'm sure all of you Kidsilk Haze lovers will know this pushes the price up considerably at £6 a ball. More for convenience than anything else I dug out the inside 'end' and used two ends from the same ball of wool quite happily (I had bought two balls) and still had some Kidsilk left over from the first ball when I finished the jumper! Very naughty Sarah. I wish recipe-writers would add little tips like this.
Okay, I might take my second TV jumper outside and try a more successful photograph. DON'T GO AWAY!