It’s been two weeks since I finished knitting my first jumper and I’m still in love. It’s the softest thing in the world (honestly) and every time I wear it I get a little glowing sense of pride. I only properly starting knitting just over a year ago (unless you count the time that H and I attempted to knit a scarf each on the school bus aged 15…) and I never thought I’d actually be able to knit a whole garment. Well – I did it!
It’s knitted in Rowan Lima which is mostly alpaca and it took 11 balls of 50g… £6.95 x 11 = 1 expensive jumper! The pattern is from the Sarah Hatton and Martin Storey ‘Designer Knits’ book. Their pattern includes a slip-stitch design but I decided to leave this out for simplicity’s sake – it is my first jumper after all!
I started knitting it at Christmas so it took just over two months. Technically that means I could knit 6 jumpers a year! Oh, the possibilities…
H and I have started spying some clothes moths in our house, I swear if one of them even thinks of chewing a hole through my jumper I will commit a full-scale moth massacre.
The only problem with finishing a knitting project is waiting to start a new one! I’ve got 500g of a beautiful Kid yarn in a pastel blue ready to go – any ideas, anyone?