I really want to knit myself jumpers that I can wear every day. But my first attempt, although it fitted was too tight and not quite what I had it mind. So while I've had this pattern (the original design is in pink, hence the pink title, I'm tempted to try a pink one soon) for a while now, I've been a bit put off trying it due to that first experience.
However since then I have made my friend a jumper that did fit, and several cardigans that also fitted nicely. I'd also fallen in love with the light grey wool I've been using in the sky blanket. It's Stylecraft Special DK in silver and it's so soft and a lovely colour. I just had to try it.
This time I took my pattern into the local wool shop and spoke to the lovely lady there. She talked me though measuements and doing a proper tension square. I ended up doing three as the suggested needle size was way too small for my knitting style!
Then with everything ready I got going. And it came out so well! I am totally in love with this jumper. The drape is lovely and it feels so soft. I also love how swapping between garter stitch and stocking stitch makes the back just a little longer naturally as you knit in the round.
I've got several patterns from this designer and now I know its possible to knit a beautiful jumper, they are going to be much higher up my list of projects. It's very exciting, I can't wait to knit more.