It’s been a while since I’ve shared a blog post so I’m starting back with a post about my most recent finished object.
For a while I have wanted to knit myself a colourwork sweater. I thought a fingering weight one would take too long so I searched for a DK weight one online. I found the Simpler Sinister Sweater on Ravelry and thought it was a fun design that would be perfect for a cat mama like me 😻.
Wanting to knit it in 100% wool I chose Drops Karisma as it was in my budget. The colours are Light Oak (a warm grey colour) for the body and Petrol for the yoke and cuffs.
The jumper started working up very quickly.
I changed knitting needle length half way through the body. I had been knitting using the magic loop method but it was slowing down my knitting having to adjust the loops. Once I bought shorter needles the knitting sped up so much and I quickly finished the body and hem.
It took me 2 months to finish the jumper but that is with me mostly knitting at weekends and taking a break during the week.
Once I got it washed and dried I wore it this weekend while out for a woodland walk.
I have never really appreciated how warm a 100% woollen jumper is to wear when it’s cold outside. I would say that the Drops Karisma is a bit prickly to wear so I had a long sleeved top on underneath.
I would recommend this pattern to any beginner knitters who want to knit their 1st garment. The pattern has 16 sizes suitable for children and adults size 17.5″ to 64″ chest.
I’ll be back soon with some more posts about my previous makes I haven’t shared with you.
Take care and stay safe.