13 January 2013

Gathering Stripes

A little more woollie was created over the holidays. 


I had started knitting this little jumper in the autumn, using the pattern Gathering Stripes by Veera Valimaki that I purchased from Ravelry. It is a great pattern for someone like me, someone who regularly creates UFOs just because they can't be bothered sewing up.

This is knitted top down in one piece and therefore means when the knitting is finished, apart from sewing up the cuffs and adding the buttons, there is nothing left to do.

As it is called "gathering" stripes, I broke from the pattern just a little to make the stripes get closer together as I got closer to the bottom of the jumper, the stripes gathering together......


The yarn that I used was perhaps not the most practical for a small child (I knitted size 2 and I think it is more like an 18 month size) but it was lovely to knit with. 

When I was in Skye in August I visited the "knitting shop at the end of the world" - Shilasdair and purchased a cone of their hand-dyed luxury 4-ply in this lovely shade of blue. To this I added stripes in navy using Rowan 4-ply. So, a hand-wash only jumper for a toddler, as I said not the most practical, but definitely one of the softest hand-knits......I've decided that I really like knitting in 4-ply - makes for a lovely soft drape. 

Buttons to be added - need to find the perfect buttons.....

6 comments:

Bethany Hissong said...

This sweater turned out really lovely! I think your stripe idea ended up being perfect. I wish I had one like this! ;)

Thimbleanna said...

It's beautiful Di! Like you, I dislike seaming, so this looks like a great solution. Congratulations on a cute little finish!

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

A lovely sweater! Very pretty indeed.

Anne Marie said...

448Beautiful blues!!!

I don't think i have ever knitted with 4-ply. Sounds tempting.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Isabelle said...

Very pretty!

likeschocolate said...

I love the sweater!