I’m still pursuing the One Year One Outfit endeavour and I am again going to complete the outfit from totally locally produced materials. I have had my first piece completed for a couple of months now, and felt it was time I blogged it. For once I have produced something eminently wearable and to prove it, here are some photos from three separate occasions.
Here it is with my brown velveteen jeans
I used a pattern from the Vogue Knitting Designer Knits published in 1998
and my pattern was designed by Joan Vass in 1996 but was designed for a heavier, drapier yarn (cotton ribbon) than the one I used.
I had to use much larger needles in order to get the correct gauge which means that my jumper is more diaphanous than I would have liked, but boy, I love the shape and the chevron pattern formed.
I especially enjoy wearing it with my StyleArc Taylor Skirt
Even the sleeves finish up in points.
Due to the design of this pattern, there are no shaped armholes. Each of the pattern pieces has a “V” at the top and bottom and the sleeves are slotted into the straight side seams, creating the dropped sleeve effect.
I’ve also worn it with my Turia dungaree dress, as well as assorted other jeans and skirts.
So item one is finished, worn and blogged. Items two and three are planned but new skills are needing to be acquired before they can be completed. I have been busy dyeing yarn and hope to use most of the wool left over from my previous makes. I still haven’t decided whether to leave this white or to dye it. I shall wait until the rest of the outfit is made and determine its final colour then.