Shortly after my last post I finished my summer knitting project which I haven't showed you yet.
I know that it looks like summer is practically gone, but we still get some very hot days from time to time.
When I found this discontinued and colourful yarn I thought it would be nice to crochet a jumper, but after a few tries I decided that it might be great to do a knitted jumper instead.
Luckily I had enough yarn and so I ended up with more of a dress than jumper!!!
The yarn is Vero by Lana Grossa in their Linea Pura range. 60% cotton and 40% silk, a luxurious combination.
Bright Summer Jumper Dress
This shows my working approach: I take some existing garments to decide on a design feature, in this case the cut of the arm holes. Underneath you can see both a T-shirt and a sleeveless top for comparison.
This shows the back panel being knitted. You can also see the stranded work of the fairisle which I deigned myself.
My first attempt of the front panel was not very successful, it ended up too far cut out!
And here it is with the yellow colour accent rib.
Some of my own observations and hints:
Knitting with a summer yarn is quite pleasant!
Knitting in the round makes this fun!!!
Stripes are easily done, but carry the other colours along inside, saving sewing up too many ends later!
Fairisle adds interest, make sure to calculate pattern repeats (I tend to draw coloured diagrams when I design) and vary the repeats.
Do not carry the second colour over more than three stitches.
I love geometric designs!!!
Have you made a summer jumper or did you do some knitting this summer?
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