i’ve finished my time team inspired jumper! i’m very pleased with it, it’s very warm and soft. i think i’ll wear it a lot this winter! i call the jumper “aston” as a tribute to time team’s mick aston who often wears colourful striped jumpers in the programme.
Design: Katarina Wiberg
Yarn: Visjö from Östergötlands Ullspinneri, colours Light Gray and “Ljus Karamell”
Yarn Source: Hemslöjden i Linköping
Needles: Both dpns and circulars. 2,5 mm, 3 mm, 3,5 mm and 4 mm
the jumper is knitted from the bottom up on circular needles. sleeves are also knit from bottom up but on double pointed needles. when i’d knitted up to under the arms on all pieces, i joined on circulars and knitted up the yoke to the neck. i added some length in the back of the neck to achieve a better fit. this was done by consulting elizabeth zimmerman’s knitting without tears. i didn’t follow a pattern otherwise, i measured one of my favourite jumpers and used those measurements as my pattern. since two-colour ribbing is much firmer than a normal rib, i used 4 mm needles for the ribb at the hem and cuffs, and 3,5 mm for the neck ribbing. the body and yoke is knitted with 2,5 circulars and the sleeves on 3 mm dpns. the reasons for the discrepancy in needle size between body and sleeves is simply because my “circular” gauge differs a lot from my “dpn” gauge.
the photos aren’t great, but it’s been very hard to take photos lately, since there’s often not enough daylight, even at noon. it’s very gray and dark out. but i’m not complaining. i like this weather.
well, now i’ll get on with some mitten knitting, i’ll show you more of that tomorrow. i have a rather bad cold at the moment, so i’m going to snuggle up in my favourite chair with my knitting, some ben & jerry and gone with the wind on tcm!