I finished this jumper in January (just in time for my birthday) but forgot to blog about it. It is called Chablis from Rowan’s Parisian Nights book and is knitted in Kidsilk Haze with a bit of Rowan Fine Lace for the lacy stripes. The stripes have beads in them too, which was a new challenge for me. I’d not knitted in beads before. I wasn’t looking forward to threading them all on to start with, but it wasn’t too bad actually and didn’t take as long as I thought. I quite fancy another bead project sometime.
I’ve worn it a few times now. I do wonder if I should have made it a slightly longer, but it’s not too bad really and looks nice with my little cordroy skirt.
(Apologies for the photo – I should have made sure the hem was lying flat)
I finished sewing on the buttons at lunchtime and at dinnertime was with my friends handing them this sweater for their 4 month old little boy. Talk about cutting it fine! But I got it done and they really liked it, particularly the way you can unbutton it on one shoulder to make it easier to slip over baby’s head. The v-neck looks very smart too.