Sunday, August 21, 2016

New Zealand Knitting -the big project

 For our three week trip to New Zealand I took Redford, a four ply jumper for Leon. I figured that it's knitted flat, and on 3 millimetre needles, so it would keep me busy for the trip. Not so much. I ended up blocking it on the floor of an hotel room before sewing it together. 

The jumper has deliberate expressed seams, and a lot of them. I can't remember when I last sewed any seams at all, so that was a bit of a challenge! Still it's nice to see a carefully thought out pattern for men, with interesting but manly details.

I loved the Nundle yarn, both the colour and the texture - smooth and strong and soft but not pilly. I like the fit - I had to fiddle with the number, both because of gauge issues and because the pattern did not go down to the right size, but I'm used to that.

All in all a fun project to take on a fun holiday, and I'm very happy with how it came out.







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