From the knitting 'archives'
My Ravelry projects page was looking somewhat uninteresting, so I rummaged in the wardrobe for some jumpers that I’d knitted in the early 1990s, dragged out Jane, my ancient (and somewhat wonky) dressmaker’s model, and took some photos:
Yarn: Patons Totem 8ply (DK)
Pattern: ‘Cecelia’ designed by Victor Herbert (London) from a Thorobred Scheepjeswol pattern booklet (circa 1988)
(NB – Jane and I are not, and in fact never have been, the same shape. No matter how much I adjust her.)
Yarn: Wangaratta Woollen Mills 8ply (main colour); Patons Totem 8ply contrasts
Pattern: basic dimensions from ‘Cecelia’ (see above); yoke and band patterns designed by moi. (And I even did a swatch, which I still have somewhere about.)
Yarn: Probably Cleckheaton Machine Wash 8ply, or similar
Pattern: my own invention
I wore these jumpers regularly for some years, until I put on too much weight – they’re supposed to be a loose style, but currently hug my tum and hips rather snugly. But I’m gonna get
skinny slimmer again, so I’ll get to wear them this winter, right??