Friday, 27 May 2016

My knitting needles are working

This cold weather snap sees me doing some knitting....
My brother gave me a box of wool that belongs to my SIL. When they moved they came across a mixture of items. About 6 jumpers that had been started. Not completed. Not all bits there and not much wool to finish them. A pile of odd wool and a heap of patterns...
So I have put my thinking cap on to see what I can come up with...
Here is project no. 1...
The front and back were done and a little bit of a sleeve.
I joined a shoulder seam and have done the neckband

This is all the wool that was with it.
Not enough cream to do the sleeves.

The pattern book is Patons. BOOK 784
This is the design that has been knitted across the bottom above the band

This is the pattern that is being followed because it is a 12 ply CHARM with Mohair by PATONS that is being used

Let's see what I can do...
I thought I might start with black bands.
Work some stripes then continue with purple.
Add some more stopes and finish off with the cream.

I won't be adding a fairaisle band at the top of the sleeve. The graph is not in the book and I really don't want to use all the yarn carried at the back of work....


  1. Hi Jo if anyone can make it work it is you,lovely patterns look forward to them being finished ,can't wait to see you tomorrow my friend xx

  2. Good luck, Jo, I am sure that you will do a fantastic job!

  3. WOWee - you are so talented. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

  4. Goodness, this all looks very complicated - far beyond what I could even think about! But I know you will come up with wonderful things! Watching your future blogs for progress.

  5. You do like the complicated don't you Jo. This will look wonderful when done and I am super impressed with your splendid sampler blocks.


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