I really need to start knitting things that I can wear outside the house!
It’s not too bad, and the yarn is just some cheap acrylic (£1.25 for 100g) so I wasn’t expecting it to be beautiful. It’s just a bit too big, and a bit too stretchy. The colour is lovely though, which is why I bought the yarn in the first place.
The pattern is Alpine – here on ravelry – and I used Yarnfair double knit I bought from Wilkinsons of all places.
Here is how it’s supposed to look:
Image by Berocco.
And here is how mine looks:
I lengthened the body and sleeves and should have really put in some waist shaping but I forgot! I also added buttons down the front. More details are on my Ravelry page here. I think it needs a stiffer yarn and I could have knit it a couple of sizes smaller. I know a lot of knitters would have frogged it and re-knit but I have the attention span of a mayfly so it’s staying the way it is and I WILL wear it!
It looks much better with a belt but it’ll do for around the house.