Friday, June 15, 2012


 First attempt using a vintage pattern (1940s) for my daughter, that she collected. The pattern suggests a 2 or 3 ply wool but found a helpful suggestion here that wool was rated slightly thicker in the 1940s than today, so the modern equivalent of vintage 3ply is 4ply. So I am using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 4ply in Brick, which is a lovely rich red. Have made the jumper a little longer as it was very short-waisted and had to go down a size in needles to 3mm for correct tension. The back is finished and the front is progressing, and will be making long sleeves.