new, purple o w l s . . .
This was my first design, and it was in need of a little freshening up. The pattern now looks more professional and includes a few changes, the main one being the addition of extra sizes (the range now runs from a 30″to a 50″bust). And there are also a couple of minor alterations to the shaping (specifically to the underarm proportions and neckline), which should make for a better fitting sweater at the top of the size range.
I was lucky enough to find exactly the same kind of buttons (in John Lewis) as those used on my original sweater, and the yarn is Jamieson’s Shetland marl in Amethyst, a colour which I have surprised myself by rather liking. The yarn creates a nice, tight fabric when knitted to gauge, and is soft enough to wear next to the skin.
I have been quiet for a few days because I’ve been (yes, you guessed it) laid low with fatigue. This bout was very difficult indeed. Sitting still all day is hard enough, but when it gets to the stage where I can’t even knit, because my eyes won’t focus, I start to become very ratty. After a weekend full of rats, it was a complete joy to be able to get outside in the sunshine today in a new sweater.
It seemed appropriate to take my new o w l s out into the woods.