Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ta Da!

The black jumper, front view and back view (the colour strip goes across the back neck) - it's Shetland with colour detail in Blue-faced Leicester, hand dyed. It's all hand spun and hand knitted, and I'm especially pleased with it as it's the first jumper I've done in this particular way.

The "recipe" comes from 'Knitting in the old way' by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts and Deborah Robson, using their guidelines for a jumper knitted in the round, with sleeves picked up and knitted down from the shoulders, also in the round. So when it's done, there are no seams to sew up!

The Shetland wool is much softer handspun than millspun, and Blue-faced Leicester is wonderfully soft anyway, so it's lovely and soft and warm.

Now, what shall I make next?

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