a busy domestic blog of knitting, sewing and all kinds of needlecrafts, cooking my garden produce and preserving it

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Rowan "Bruegel" jacket

Bruegel from Rowan mag44 knitted up in some old mohair found in a drawer - it's been there for years! I'm not sure whether this is a jacket or a waistcoat - can a waistcoat have sleeves? Discovered I was short of yarn so finished body, collar and front edging and knitted the sleeves last of all. Started them at the shoulder and knitted downwards - the cuff should have been doubled and rolled back but there was no yarn for it - I even had to undo the tension square to finish off and sew up!

Monday, 1 March 2010

renovating old jumper

trying to give this much altered jumper yet another lease of life.

It started out as a cropped, high neck jumper knitted for my older daughter. When she stopped wearing it, the sleeves were shortened for my younger daughter to wear it as a long baggy tunic but she was never really impressed with it so I've started altering it to suit me.

At first I just took off the high neck but it's really too cropped and the sleeves are awkward at three-quarter length.
What I intend to do is turn it into a short-sleeved, longer-bodied tank top. Step one completed this weekend - sleeves un-ravelled and new cuffs knitted.
next step is to unravel the bottom and extend in with contrasting yarn.