Knits on the needles: 1940s jacket/cardigan
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stitch patterns on navy!
I had a moment of panic over the weekend when I washed the gold jumper o’ doom and it seemed to grow! As I’d spent over a year working on it, reknitting it once when the front and back were too large, I was horrified! Luckily it seems to have reduced again as it dried, otherwise I’d be facing the choice of finding it a new home with a larger lady or giving it a warm machine wash and hoping it shrank just enough.
Now, knitting in navy is proving to be a real chore in anything but decent daylight, so I’m thinking of changing my planned next knit. It was going to be in black 4ply, but I’m not sure my eyes will survive the winter doing that, so I think I will leave it until the spring. I’ve got the yarn for the ‘Marmee’ jacket from Louisa Harding Summer Classics, but now I’m not sure if I want a knitted jacket, and I’m wondering whether to turn it into Sarah Hatton’s ‘Lamour’ pullover instead. The yarn is a cotton/silk blend in silvery grey, with a fine silver thread running though it, and I think knitted in that yarn, with a clear diamante button on the tab, ‘Lamour’ would have exactly the space-age-deco look I want to work on getting into my wardrobe. What do you think?