I finished the Romi Hill jumper more than a week ago, but it’s been hot. Now, I love it hot weather, but I did feel like I was the only person in Melbourne wearing a jumper when we took these photos yesterday.
It was a very straightforward knit…until I got to the collar. I wanted to make sure the collar sat on my shoulders and didn’t flop around, so I went down a needle size, introduced a purl turning row and didn’t do the increases at the beginning of the collar.
Was it successful? Partly. It is still a bit gappy around the neck. I am kicking myself, because I had thought of doing some decreases, but then I chickened out. I’m thinking about reknitting it, but the joining of the collar was kind of complicated, and undoing it might be messy. Also, lazy.I think it might benefit from a reblocking.
All that said, I put it on yesterday over a collared work shirt, and found I quite like the way it looks:
I don’t really know when I am going to wear this jumper. Maybe to work in winter? It’s quite warm, but then it has that lace around the chest, so it’s a bit of an odd one. It looks very good though, if I do say so myself.