Here is my latest jumper. It is the Jazz Pullover from the “Simply Shetland” pattern book. It is 36 stitch x 97 row pattern repeat done on 3.25 mm needles with 2-ply Shetland wools. I did it in the round with steeks. I especially like the 12 rather vintage colours used in this pattern. Although I can't remember exactly what there error is, as per usual for the Shetland pattern books, there is an error in this pattern.
I am very pleased with my technical work on this one. The fabric was the best ever prior to blocking and after blocking I couldn't ask for better. I am working on perfecting the seam along the length of the sleeves. I have sussed how to eliminate the sloppy loose stitches but I still have a ridge and I want to eliminate it. I know it's about tightness, carrying at times 4 strands of wool and etc. Suggestions are always appreciated.
I find it very interesting how differently designers size garments. The last jumper I knitted was supposed to be this size but was much larger on me. This one fits me perfectly. It is size is 43 which is roomy (I weigh 10.8 stone).
Sorry I've not been around at all lately. I just find it difficult to spread out my time everywhere needed. In addition, I can't access my messages here and although I've emailed Darrell several times, I've not had a reply. But, my heart is always for my knitting brothers and friends on MWK and I wanted to take the time to post this picture in case others want to do some Fairisle knitting.