Hello, my name is Dionne and I have been crafting for a very long time. As a very young child my mother tried to teach me to knit, it was a disaster. However, it must have sparked an interest in making things and, partly to prove that I was not totally useless and partly because I really wanted to make things, I taught myself to crochet. Over the years I have developed a love of cross stitch and all types of paper craft ..... I eventually even taught myself to knit.
I am married to a very understanding man, thank goodness, because I spend all my time either crafting, thinking about crafting or talking about crafting. I am hopeless at housework and dinner is often late!
Thank you for visiting my blog.
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Little Red Jumper
I replenished my stock of red yarn twice whilst I was working on these tops and every time I was unable to get the same yarn as the type I had been working with. Knitters will instantly see my dilemma, but in case you do not knit, I shall attempt to explain. The shades between different brands varies considerably, in fact the shade often varies between one pack (or what is known as a Dye Lot) to another. Therefore, it is very unwise to try to use two different types of yarn in the one garment.
After I had finished the cardigan before I made this jumper, I could see that I was getting low on red yarn, and I did not think I had enough to make another cardigan, so I decided to make a jumper as it used slightly less yarn. To my surprise it really was so much easier and quicker to make than a cardigan .... the bands for the buttons are not my favourite things to make.
The pattern I used was Styecraft #4910. There is opening in this pattern, just a very stretchy neck!
I hope you have a great week.