In knit one, purl one I mentioned I’d pop up a photo of the first jumper that I’d knitted in a long while. Well, here it is....
I would image that when you haven’t hand knitted a jumper for a long time (in my case over 20 years), you would choose something simple to get you back into the swing of things. Not me!!!!
As you will have probably noticed in some of my makes I like a challenge. So when I spotted a jumper which was for ‘experienced knitters only’ I was immediately drawn to it.
My mam did suggest I start first with the yoke jumper in ‘Knit one, Purl one’, as most of it was stocking stitch and should ease me gently into knitting again. Sound advice but my mind was made up. It was the cable jumper or nothing.....
The design had four different cable patterns and I did get in a knot a couple of times at the beginning trying to remember the pattern sequence – D,D,C,B,C,A,C,B,C,D,D – but yarn markers made things so much easier.
Once I got into the swing of it, the cable patterns were pretty easy to do. However if I put it down for a while then came back to it, I did have to unravel a few rows as I’d forgotten the cable pattern.
I’m about to undertake another cable jumper (just as complex – there’s a surprise!!!) and it’ll have quite a bit of my undivided attention as I’m going to be out of action soon for several weeks so my work room will be out-of-bounds. More about that next Sunday.
Have a great week.
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