>The short sleeved jumper is finally finished. How come something as plain and simple as this takes me so long to knit?
It was knitted on the Bond using a pattern I created using the Knitware software. The yarn I used was Jaeger Celticspun which was quite old so I thought it might be a bit fragile. I only managed to snap it once when I did the e wrap cast on a little bit too tight.
I have a small battery operated scale that weighs a maximum of 120g and is ideal for weighing tension squares, then Knitware works out how much is needed to make the garment. That way I know if I’ll have enough wool to finish whatever it is I am making. This jumper had to have short sleeves as I didn’t have enough of the Jaeger Celticspun for long ones.
This is how much was left after it was finished:
I put it on top of the Bond keyplate so that you can see the true size of those leftovers – not very big!
That is one of the things I like about Knitware, it’s very accurate as to the amount of yarn required.
I think the next thing I should complete is the navy blue jumper that I started on the Knitmaster 700 ages ago. All I’ve done so far is the back so I think I should finish that before I start on anything else, don’t you?
Talk to you later,