|Mock Rib Sweater in Debbie Bliss Luxury Tweed Chunky|
This pattern was well written and easy to execute. Nothing to scare off a beginner like myself. And the combination of a big yarn and a mock rib meant that it knitted up double quick. I knitted a small for the front and a medium for the back. I just cast off a couple of extra stitches at the arm holes on the back and this worked fine. Arm holes should really be cranked forward a little bit anyway, I think. I knitted small sleeves.
I am not a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World, but hot pinks do suit my skin tone. So I go with them. I found this yarn on a stock clearance table at John Lewis at the beginning of the summer. So my sweater cost £39 plus the cost of the pattern. Not bad. I was listening to Radio 4's Woman's Hour, when I heard a piece about wool sweaters. Apparently chunky wool sweaters are coming back into fashion. For a wool/acrylic mix knitted in the Far East, expect to pay about £70. For an all wool sweater knitted in the UK expect to pay at least £270. I had thought the wool was indulgent, but now I feel positively thrifty!
|Picture of me wearing it, in the poor light of my upstairs landing.|