Sunday, 7 August 2011

Next Project...a super cute jumper for the cold NYC winter!

You may or may not know that I am moving to New York City in around 6 weeks (argh!) and I am seriously un-prepared for the freezing cold New York winters as this winter in Newcastle has proven! I am really terrible at buying winter clothes because above all else I find that jumpers are seriously over priced because everyone needs them and I am a really fussy shopper because I have been sewing and making my own clothes since I was around 16...I constantly walk around shops saying 'I could make that for cheaper' :/ Now I am able to knit, I thought I'd have a go at making my own jumper!! I know the Topshop AW11/12 look book has been circulating cyber space for sometime but I came across this image on my friend Jenn's blog Venturess and instantly fell in love with the jumper.

I have already worked the repeat for the pattern...took me a couple of hours but it was totally worth it! I found a pattern for it whilst thumbing through the same Vogue knitting book as I found the baby cardigan in, but the pattern is for a much finer knit than I want so I'm going to have to alter the tension which could be a challenge as I have never done it before...

I am also looking out for a suitable yarn as I am the laziest person in the world and I HATE hand washing with a passion so I want it to be machine washable but I am pretty sure that the King Cole yarn I used for the baby project is going to be extremely expensive with the quantity I need...another visit to Ramshambles is in order!

If any one has any yarn suggestions please let me know...I'd appreciate  some guidance!



  1. Hey Bryony! How come you're moving to NYC? When do you go or are you already there? Jealous x

  2. I got a job over there...I go in 6 weeks :) xxx

  3. 6 weeks is SO SOON :|
    are you gonna keep us up to date with your NYC exploits on here or what, EY? EY? (I will be doing the same for Berlin on venturess, though I assure everyone could've guessed that...)
    miss you :(

  4. I miss you too Jenn...come to York for a few nights!!
    I dunno if I'll use this like, it's supposed to be about knitting! Maybe I'll start a new one...or just brag on fb and make you all well jel haha


  5. Tell me if you're in York at all in September! I'd love to see you before you go (although I'd also love to see you after if it comes to that). It's been ages! I went to a meal with dancing girls and Mrs F the other week and I really wished you were there! xx