I just finished knitting this jumper yesterday. I semi-retired in May and I thought that I would have more time to knit but I find I have even less now than when I was working full-time! It took me 3 months to knit. It almost ended up in the dustbin when the first error in the pattern surfaced. But, I had put too much work into the garment to give it up.
1. The pattern is from Jamiesons Simply Shetland #2, called “Oslo”. I used the Jamieson knitting wools, 2-ply. The colourway has 16 colours. I used a 3.25 mm needles for the body and 3.0 mm needles for the basque and cuffs. It is knitted in the round with steeks and without seams.
2. The first error is that the pattern design cannot be centred. I didn’t discover this until I was at the armhole steeks. I had to muck around with the neck/collar. I didn’t want to use the regular neck/collar as it would show-off the fact that the design wasn’t on-centre. At first, I used a boat neck but I didn’t like that so I modified it and came up with something which didn’t highlight the problem.
3. I used the method of holding both strands in the left hand and “perfected” my technique. I had no puckering at all.
4. There are other errors in the pattern so if you’re thinking about using this pattern in the medium size, beware! I found at least 3 critical erros.
The photos are of the jumper dressed on the jumper board and an closer view of the pattern.