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This will be my 'lock-down jumper'

LeilaMay

This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« on: May 01, 2020, 09:53:05 AM »
So since I finished my last project I've got several things lined up. The one making the most progress is a jumper for myself. A DROPS pattern (why do I do this to myself?) called Lazy Sunday Afternoon, in a dove grey wool from WYS.

Front and back are done, now I've to cast on sleeves.

***Does anyone else struggle with DROPS patterns? They aren't incorrect, just written in such a way I find them hard to follow.

I've also got a complex colourwork pair of socks on the go, but my brain just can't seem to achieve the level of concentration for them right now. And a cowl for my daughter but the yarn has some silk in it, and my hands are so dry I'm fuzzing up the yarn if I try so that might have to wait.

I'll get some photos when I can, but the pattern link is here:
https://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=6762&cid=31
Best wishes to all , keep knitting

Leila x
A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.

Celia

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 11:00:44 AM »
Ohh that look nice, I know what you mean with drops patterns, I usually end up rewriting them before I start knitting them but I rarely knit jumpers mainly do mittens socks scarves etc.

Mainly because if I am going to knit a jumper I feel I will still use my knitting machines but at the moment I have no room to put one up.

Ploshkin

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2020, 13:11:20 PM »
I've only used a Drops pattern once but as it was my first ever attempt at  top down, no seams knitting the pattern was different anyway.  I didnt have any difficulty with it though.
Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
Life's too short for ironing.

LeilaMay

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 18:27:09 PM »
Finished and stitched together - blocking probably Wednesday, so photos then.
Might be a record finish, having had a lot of time to sit and do it  :)
A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.

LeilaMay

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 18:26:04 PM »
Washed and dried, and shown here hung over the kind of white top I'd probably wear it over.
Now to the next project  . . .

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A happy herd of vintage machines - mostly Singers.

coffeeandcake

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 19:42:34 PM »
That is lovely! Once again your knitting looks so much nicer than the original pattern :loveit:
« Last Edit: May 20, 2020, 20:13:57 PM by coffeeandcake »

Sheilago

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 20:07:14 PM »
Lovely! I love Drops wool and find the patterns ok, but I only knit children’s things. Don’t have the patience to knit for myself, but your jumper is great. :D

Greybird

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 21:00:14 PM »
Beautifully made!

annieeg

Re: This will be my 'lock-down jumper'
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 17:38:08 PM »
@LeilaMay
That is a lovely jumper 0_0