I did it! I actually finished my knit I started some 4-6 weeks ago. This is historical! I've never been much of a knitter. Not that I wouldn't have wanted to be, I just didn't think I would be much good at it. Still I had been collecting vintage knitting patterns and having found a booklet for chunkier knits I decided to give it a go. At least it wouldn't take ages to finish it.
|This is a Bernat Handicrafter book from 1956|
|I chose to use Rowan worsted knitting yarn in deep red. The yarn is 75% merino wool and 25% alpaca so it's wonderfully soft and fluffy.|
|Gomez offered to help stretching the pieces. Unfortunately I had to refuse.|
The knit didn't turn out all perfect, as even though I calculated the bust width based on the amount of loops, the sweater still turned out a little small. I realized this is because I didn't take into account the shrinking effect of the cable knit. Nevertheless the sweater still fits and look pretty nice, don't you think?
|The wooden buttons are an Etsy-find.|
And guess what? I already started a new knit! It is a 30's style I found from Subversive Femme (take a look, she has a bunch of lovely vintage knitting instructions).
I chose to use an all cotton yarn in rusty orange. What? Orange? Seriously?
-Yes, orange. I've become more approving to new colors as I've gotten older and acknowledge what suits me and and what doesn't. Some 5 years ago I was still quite unconditional about only wearing certain colors like black red and purple.
But as I was saying, I chose an all cotton yarn because I wanted to be able to wear it in summer. And also because it was closest to the color I was going for. I hope it's not going to turn out too droopy.
|The front and back pieces are already done and in only 1 week. What is going on with me?! :D|