Year of Style 2015: 1950s inspired children’s jumper

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I am a just a wee bit proud of my latest craft project: a 1957 Vogue children’s jumper in mock rib stitch.

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I haven’t knitted, or done any craft, since DS5 was a baby.  Where has the time gone?  Inspired by watching my neighbour’s daughter-in-law crochet over Christmas, I decided to take up the knitting needles again.

The finished jumper
The finished jumper

I am finding this can be a frugal hobby, if you use up existing wool you have and/or buy at op shops like I do.  If you end up heading to Lincraft and stocking up on the latest yarns it can be more expensive.  I find it is a good way to relax – almost meditative, and I if I concentrate enough and get into the rhythm I can actually do some basic Buddhist chants while I knit.

But mostly I am just happy I finished this, especially as I got a bit sidetracked with another project.  So it took me four months, but now I have a stylish handmade jumper for my handsome son.  He has had a bit of a growth spurt since I started, but thankfully it still fits him.  And he was happy to unwrap this ‘present’, even if he only wanted to wear it for a short time.

Thankfully the sleeves are long enough, and despite his recent growth spurt, Big A can still fit into this jumper.
Thankfully the sleeves are long enough, and despite his recent growth spurt, Big A can still fit into this jumper.

Now all I have to do is finish a scarf for a present, then make a jumper for Little A.  For months he has been giving the cutest look ever and saying “can you make me a jumper tomorrow?”  If only it was that quick.

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3 comments

    1. I’m sure your knitting project is amazing and you are not doing yourself justice. You always see your own faults. Well, at least I know I always do.

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  1. I love knitting but it takes me forever. My Nan could knit me up anything – jumpers, robes, socks – just by looking at me! She never used patterns and was so quick. I just can’t get my fingers to coordinate. Still, like you said, it is almost meditative. Very relaxing.

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