i’m one of those knitters who has a few ufo’s. ten of them right now. and six wip’s. i don’t think that’s a whole lot. i’ve seen people on ravelry who have a lot more than i do! but i’m not here to make excuses, what i wanted to tell you is that one previous ufo is now a nice and healthy wip! i have picked up the old short-sleeved diamond stitch sweater (ravelry link) by sarah dallas from vintage knits! i’d already finished the back, but i fear that it’s turned out too big. but i’m not messing with that part now, i finished one sleeve today and i’ve just started on the front. with smaller needles. so there’s hope for the old jumper yet!
the jumper itself is based on an old pattern (provided by yesterknits) that sarah dallas has adapted to modern sizes and yarns. i’m using rowan 4-ply soft. the book provides very small images of the original designs, and the one for this pattern looks like this:
so, in this case sarah dallas has stayed fairly true to the original. some of the other patterns in the book differ more from the originals.