After six months of very spasmodic, mostly in the car, knitting, I’ve finished the colour block jumper. I’m happier with it than I thought I was going to be, but still not keen. However, it was always supposed to be an every day sort of jumper, so I’m sure I’ll get plenty of wear out of it.
The other thing I wasn’t happy with is the yarn. It was Berge de France’s Magic+. Although it has a good feel and I think will wash well, it was incredibly splitty to knit and impossible to knit in the dark.
This strangely splitty yarn also made it a bugger to sew up, especially on the slope of the shoulders, and especially as I disliked the jumper enough to refuse to block it – yes, I know, if I’d blocked the seams might have been easier! I did swatch at the start though, so I know washing won’t take it astray.
What I am pleased with, having designed it myself, is the fit. Especially the neck. I’ve not been terribly pleased with the necks on the last couple of jumpers I’ve designed – although they have been circular yokes, knitted on circular needles, so I still haven’t cracked that one. Has anyone any thoughts on where I can learn to do those specifically better? Or know a great pattern for one that I can have a study of?
I’m pleased with the fit in general too. Arm length is perfect. I made it to my measurements of two years ago – i.e. the ones I’m aiming for when I’ve finished dieting. So I’ve a couple of inches to loose, but I think the fit will be all the better for that.
And now that’s finished, time to cast on that yellow sweater
Hope everyone’s had a great weekend and is fitting lots of creativity into their working week.