Wednesday, September 12, 2007

one for me, one for Piglet

ribbed jumper for me
ribbed jumper for me, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

I've been knitting Bottoms Up from issue 1 of Yarn Forward for a while, it's 4ply so it's going rather slowly. I like it and it fits well, but I'm using Rowan 4ply soft which is Merino and rather warm, so I'm thinking that rather than following the pattern, I'm going to do my own thing and make it a long-sleeved v-neck jumper. I think I'd wear that more often than a short-sleeved top in very warm wool. My plan is to knit the arms next (using the same ribbing pattern) and then put it all on a longer circular needle and knit the yoke, with decreases up the front to make a v-neck. I want the vertical ribs to narrow towards the neck but I also want the front 2 central ribs to divide and continue all the way along the side of the V. Makes sense to me anyway. I thought I'd try it out on a Piglet-sized jumper first, so here he is.

Started: 7 September 2007 Finished:9 September 2007

Pattern: Made it up

Yarn: Oddments of purple 4ply left over from Arisaig

Needles: 2.5mm circs

I must admit it doesn't fit very well, but it helped me work out what I wanted to do.

6 comments:

Elly said...

I think it suits him and it will keep him nice and warm

Mary deB said...

Clever!

Rosie said...

Wow. He's the smartest Piglet in town (must quickly hop away from this page before my Piglet starts complaining and demanding knitwear!)

blog-blethers said...

lol love your ribbed sweater and Piglet is looking very trendy and cosy!

You have me scurrying off though for the tank pattern - that's just perfect for going back to school and I reckon DD1 would love it!

Anonymous said...

thats so cute!!
jeni, fyberspates

Octopus Knits said...

I really love the narrow vertical ribs, and what a smart idea to try out your planned neckline in a piglet jumper!