Ready? Set? GO! It’s all on, I’ve started Adam’s jumper. It hasn’t been a smooth take off – many of the patterns around for men’s jumpers (‘sweaters’) seem to be done in 10 ply.
My grandma always knits in 8 ply and she churns out jumpers like a Chinese sweatshop. Her patterns are much too advanced for the likes of me though.
I couldn’t find a pattern online to suit that the boy liked in the right tension! (and that I was capable of knitting, being as this is my first adult garment) So I dug through my stash of vintage pattern sheets, and really, the patterns are still the same – we just wear them a little longer, the V’s a little less deep and the ribbing a little less…..70’s?....right?
So I am doing tension squares at the moment, I think I am onto a 3.5mm needle, and its starting to look about right.
Loving the camp poses. Once the jumper is finished, I’m totally going to make Adam do the same pose to showcase my magnificent creation.
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