What beautiful autumnal weather we have been having here! Sure, we have had a few gusty days, and a few wet ones as well, but in between times, how beautiful that sunshine has been!
I hope that you will share my joy in having completed my Summer Halo jumper that I wrote about the last time! I am going to christen it my Golden Halo – for obvious reasons.
I still can’t believe that I managed to get a whole jumper out of just 300g! What I did was, because it was worked from the top down, knit the sleeves before completing the body. That way I knew for certain that I could have long sleeves. I was truly surprised that I was able to get a hip-length jumper out of the remains! I had only a few grams leftover. The yoke is a very simple lace pattern, but very effective.
The yarn worked out to be a fairly hefty sport weight. I got gauge for the pattern using 4mm needles. You might be able to see from the photo above that I included some short rows to raise the back neckline a bit. Other than that, I knit the pattern as it’s written – it is extremely straight forward. I would go so far as to say that if you’ve never knit a yoked jumper from the top down before, and you wanted to try out a lace pattern, this is a great place to start. Actually, just going back to the pattern page there, I realised that I made my sleeves full-length, whereas in the pattern, you just knit a cuff. So if you wanted to do that, you’d have to work out the rate of decreases (unlike me, my first sleeve does not bear scrutiny…). Here’s the link to the pattern if you’re curious.
I was going through photos that I had taken on my phone recently (by the way, how incredible are phone cameras these days?), and I noticed an amusing trend amongst the things that I have taken in the last two months. Bear in mind that I am an avid walker and love to get outdoors at least once a day.
Surprise! Swatching for the next thing.