I’ve been doing a lot of clearing of old things that just get put somewhere stupid.
partially a box of yarn I found upstairs, among this I found a carrier bag, one of those old 1990’s M&S bags from before my town even had a Tesco! Inside that bag were a pair of knitting needles, a sleeve, a jumper front, a jumper back and another sleeve which had only been knitted up to the rib.
There were also two and a half balls of the wool, Sirdar Silky Look.
Sadly there was no pattern. I thought I was going to have to give up, because without a pattern how could I finish the last piece? It was one sleeve that was all, I had even done most of the rib so I had the right number of stitches.
I looked in my pattern books and found a “feather and fan” stitch cardigan, which was the same stitch as my jumper so surely I could work out how to finish a sleeve from this. The pattern is feather and fan basic
Row 1 knit
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 Knit 2 together (3 times) then yarn over needle and knit 1 ( 6 times)
Row 4 knit
These 4 rows form the pattern so by counting the stitches and the patterns I was able to work it out and knit the second sleeve. The top shaping was a bit fiddley to work out but in the end I now had 4 pieces of jumper. Now all I needed to do was the neck.
The front and back were on stitch holders, the old-fashioned safety-pin type, so were securely held I picked up the stitches along each said and knitted about 6 cm rib so it would fold over to form a neck . I did the back and front separately but the neck would be too tight to get over my head if I joined it all together. I needed buttons or something. Then I had another look at the shape of the sleeves. I could now join these to the front and back but the top lined up with the base of the neck.
There was an 8cm section which needed rib joined on then it could be added to the neck to give a jumper with a neck easily big enough to slip on and no buttons needed. So I attached the sleeves added the rib and finished it. I even inserted elastic so it would fit snuggly and I can wear a necklace with it too.
It looks great, but I never seem to do action shots. Maybe soon.