It was during one of my ‘self seeking’, ‘leave my poor me behind’ moments at the end of last year that I decided 2020 was to be my ‘give’ year.
‘Give it a go’ seemed one of the ways to ease myself into the mood and that’s when I thought about my knitting ; these days without Kiera (my Brown Shadow) to keep me company it’s my knitting I turn to in times of stress.
Do you remember my attempt a couple of years ago at trying to resurrect old skills – knitting in the round in this case.
I decided once was enough where that was concerned but knew there was another way to get round the ‘bother’ of knitting each piece (back, front, sleeves) then having to sew together to construct the garment. Yes, lazy and impatient are us these days😎
There was a method I’d heard of but never tried – knitting top down. Some online knitters had mentioned this as being easy peasy, especially for babies and children’s woollens but first I had to do a little reading before I gave it a go.
After looking at oodles of sites online I found this website full of patterns – many in the top down fashion – best of all…..easy and mostly free – I knew I’d hit on a winner!
This is what I chose as my introduction to this style of knitting. Using straight needles with increases at regular intervals to form the back and the sleeves, so simple I wonder why I never tried it before . Me being me, I adapted the pattern to add another colour – https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.com/2015/01/babbity-baby-jacket.html
During those recent lazy days onboard with my needles, wool and a screen shot of the pattern to keep me company this is what I came up with as my first ‘gift’ for 2020 to go into the winter charity box
Wonder what’ll be next?