Over 18 months ago, I embarked on a knitting project for my husband Rob. I realised that after years of knitting I hadn’t made even one item for him. He picked out the pattern and wool and away I went. Unfortunately, there were a few problems along the way. I worked out my tension but obviously didn’t get it quite right. I knit the entire back only to realise when I held it up against Rob’s back that alas, it was far too small. I adjusted tension and started again getting about a third of the way up. “Hmm…, I wonder if this is still too small,” I thought. It was. Rather disappointingly, I had to unravel the blasted thing again. Having finally worked out the correct tension for the third time I started again.
Alas, for months I got no further. I did not want to look at the jumper for awhile so I worked on other things and eventually got back to it, picking it up and putting it down. Finally, at the end of March I finally finished the jumper and to my great relief and satisfaction it actually fit! Whoop! Extra bonus points!
For those of you with an expert eye, you will be able to see that the sleeves pucker slightly where they are sewn to the shoulders. For some reason where I had to shape the top of the sleeve it seemed to take more rows to complete than it should have and as a result they didn’t quite fit the arm holes.
The pattern and wool were both Bergere de France.