Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday - Back to the 80s

When rumaging through my Mum's yarn stash awhile back I came across an ooold pattern of a sweater she knitted back in the late 1980s.

The company providing both the pattern and the yarn is no longer in business (so I guess that'd make the pattern abandonware? ;) ), so I thought it would be fun to try to adapt it to yarns currently available. My first choice was a nice bamboo-silk blend, which would look fantastic... but make the resulting sweater end up costing DKK780!!! Never mind then! I turned to good old cotton which might not be quite as soft, but is infinitely more affordable ;)

I started last week, and am presently about half way through the back.
This will be my first garment that requires seaming once I'm done (all the others have been knitted in the round, which I prefer), so I'm a bit interested in seeing how long time it'll take me to actually get the piece finished! ;)

(And now I have Aqua's song firmly stuck on my mind... ah well, never mind - it's a good song ;) )


  1. I like the shades of green you're using. Very summery. I don't like seaming either. It takes extra time to get the pieces together just right and then sew them all together. Good luck!

  2. Oh, I would love a pattern that is knit in the round! I don't like seaming. Once I finish knitting something, I just want it to be done :-) These are lovely colors! I can't wait to see it finished! And Aqua...the music of my high school days...I will probably have that song stuck in my head all day too!

    1. I love knitting in the round. Fortunately Ravelry has a huge number of garments knit in the round :)

      Glad to hear you like Aqua too :)

  3. ooo what an interesting looking sweater, looking forward to seeing if finished :-)

  4. Sounds like a fun project. The hardest part of seaming is getting started :) You can do it!

  5. That looks such an interesting pattern, and the colours are lovely! I don't like seaming much either - something of a necessary evil!

  6. The colors are lovely! I look forward to watching you knit the sweater:)