You know some days when you get up it’s a bit chilly so you wear a jumper? Then as the day goes on it warms up a bit, do you change out of your jumper or do you just pull the sleeves up? I was thinking about this a couple of weeks ago and I thought, what if you could just remove the bottom half of the sleeve and make it a short sleeved jumper. I could knit sleeves like that, it shouldn’t be too difficult.
Then I thought, why not do the same with the body of the jumper, knit it in panels that you could swap around to change the look of it.
So my little brain started ticking and I put my idea onto a piece of paper.
I could see no reason why my ‘brilliant’ idea wouldn’t work so I bid on a couple of ebay auctions for cheap job lots of wool, which I won and when they arrived I set to and knitted a few jumper tops, panels and sleeves.
I now realise I am going to need lots and lots of buttons for joining the panels together.
I also realise that because the panels are edged with ribbing they are pulling in a bit too much, so my ‘brilliant’ idea might not be so brilliant after all.
That’s not quite how I had wanted it to look.
I think I might change the design slightly and instead of knitting two seperate panels from the bottom to the under arms, I’ll just make one. I think that would look better.
I’m still going to sew buttons on the panels that I’ve already knitted and see how it looks and feels when I wear it as you can’t really tell properly when it’s just pinned together and on the dummy.
I could try and pull the ribbing out a bit and steam it so it stays, do you think that would help?
I’ll post more progress photos as I get more panels knitted. I’m hoping this doesn’t end up as a complete failure but if it does, at least I’ve got plenty of wool to make more jumpers.
Talk to you later,