I made a list of the things I wanted to make this year. Things I wanted to knit and sew and I was pretty specific with the projects I had in mind.
And then, in true me style, I threw that out the window and decided to start something else completely.
I opened one of my recent-ish knitting magazines, saw a pattern and thought ‘I’m doing that!’. I bought the wool for it a few days ago!
Here is a pic of what I have in mind…
The pattern can be found in issue 180 Feb 2022 of Let’s Knit magazine. It’s by Susie Johns and is on page 22.
I’m using a forest green DK weight yarn by Stylecraft. It’s Highland Heathers shade 7228.
You can get it here from The Knitting Network.
You knit the bottom parts of the back and the front and then you join them to knit in the round before splitting again for the the front and back yokes, which I think is really interesting. I’ve never tried a jumper in the round before so this is a good in-between project!
It looks ‘easy’ and seems to be one of those projects where you can just knit without having to look at the pattern instructions every five minutes.
I’ve got all the bits and bobs ready, I’ve marked the sizing on the pattern. I’m all ready to go!
This will be the 3rd jumper I’ve ever knitted after my first 2 last year.
I’ve almost lost my knitting mojo recently, so this feels good to be planning and almost casting on a completely brand new project! I wrote this yesterday and as of today, I’ve just cast on the stitches for it…but it’s getting late, so I’ll have to continue with it tomorrow!
So, I make that to be a jumper (sweater? I never know whether to use UK or US terms on here…) and a pair of socks on the go. Along with a sock yarn shawl which will take literal YEARS to finish at this rate!!
3 knitting WIPS is kind of manageable I think!
Have a crafty day x
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