The Jumper

I'm four inches in to my very first jumper. I'm knitting the Peppermint Twist in Stitch N' Bitch by Debbie Stoller, in Rowan Cotton Glace. So far it's been pretty easy, but then I'm not anywhere near the sleeves yet, and the most complicated thing so far has been making a couple of stitches here and there. Something is bound to go wrong at some stage, while I'm lulled into a lovely false sense of security. I have tackled my first colour changes quite well I think. They're a little bit loose, but I'll tighten them up when I weave the ends in.

One thing I have learned is that cotton is not as forgiving as wool. I made a mistake of knitting my jumper onto a 4mm needle by accident on one row, when the patten calls for 3mm. I thought it might blend in, but after a couple more rows of knitting on the right needles, I ripped it back. I have learned a valuable lesson - keep separate projects in separate project bags. This way I won't grab the wrong size needle by accident, and save myself a good half hour of ripping back and picking up stitches again.

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