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Puffin Sweater

It was my birthday a couple of days ago, and my sister-out-of-law sent me this beautiful hand drawn card.

Inside she mentioned she hoped to see more of my knitting on my blog, which gave me the push I needed to get back to blogging. Plus, I have a recently completed project, or two, to share.

I've been planning to knit this jumper for three years, it has been on the needles since January, and I'm so pleased I have finally finished it.

The pattern is Puffin Sweater from Kate Davies' Colours of Shetland. It is knit from the bottom up, in 4-ply, which means there is A LOT of black stockinette knitting. Especially as I had to re knit the sleeve.

I managed to get the tension fairly spot on by going down a needle size, and had no problem with the body of the jumper. However, when I started on a sleeve things didn't go so well. It turned out a very odd shape (the rate of increase was too fast) and it was enormous above the elbow - I could get both my arms into it. I double th…

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