New year, new jumpers

Happy New Year! For almost the first time ever, I actually finished my Christmas knitting before Christmas so I started a new jumper on Christmas Eve Eve. It was Mailin, an Aran weight sweater, slightly shaped at the sides, not super fitted, nice rib cuffs and lacy cable down the front. I had some Rowan Pure Wool Aran which I got for a bargain when it was discontinued a year or so ago, so I used that. It has only taken 6 and a half 100g balls so that would be pretty good on price even if you bought yarn. I think the Rowan Pure Wool Worsted would be a good substitute.

Anyway, it took me 2 weeks to knit, pretty quick but top down which speeded things up as the only finishing was sewing the ends in.

  
I have worn it a lot which is why it is a bit creased. I have been sitting down a lot today!

Last night I started knitting Darcy from Rowan mag 58 in Fazed Tweed. I was a bit sceptical about the yarn because it looks weird with the net over it, in my opinion. But knitting with it is lovely and I love it! It reminds me of an old Jaeger yarn which was a similar look but I forget what it was called. Comment if you remember!

   
 
I am a bit worried about the crochet, more specifically getting tension that will mean the correct sleeve size! I will let you know what happens. I have almost finished the back so it will be finished sometime next week I hope. 

Happy Knitting x

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