I think I may have found my new path for knitting. If I am hardly wearing my woolly jumpers in February in the depths of a UK winter, then it feels like there is no need to knit any more...but I love knitting! My new garment of choice is going to be sleeveless knits. I have found that in our new warm house I can comfortably work, keep busy and stay warm enough in a sleeveless top over a shirt.
The pattern is from a Drops magazine purchased from a charity shop in October. I did think the stitch pattern would be cables from the picture but it turned out to be easier than that by creating a knit 3 and passing the first stitch over to cinch in the pattern section.
My mum made something from the magazine too but we both felt the instructions were a little strange. It just goes to show how spoilt we are having so many patterns written in English, the English translation in the magazine was a little wayward but we helped each other out.
This latest top is testimony to the discovery that I love wearing sleeveless. It was chosen to store away for summer but I loved the colour so much that I wanted to wear it straight away so I paired it with a white shirt and hey presto! Comfortable but not scruffy, I have loved wearing it. It has even been through the wash and still looks great. It made me want to make some more. Furthermore, you know me, it made me want to make a new shirt too!
Lately, I had lost my knitting mojo somewhere so I subscribed to The Knitter magazine which lead me to buy a book by Kate Davies which I read about in an article. I am all fired up again now.
Guess what? there is a short sleeved 4ply knit in the book which is right up my new garden path. Wool is on order...exciting...
Are you knitting anything good?