Back in August, when the first autumn/winter clothing adverts started appearing, I saw a colourful slipover by a well know and very expensive clothing company. The price tag was eye watering and even though they called it handmade, this, if true, usually means that the person who made it somewhere far away, was paid pittance. This and the large carbon footprint of such a garment is everything I don’t like, but I liked the look and after a little pondering, I knitted my own version.
Knitting many socks and shawls has given me bags full of left-over fingering weight yarn, perfect for this project. A perfect little garment to wear in-between seasons, or to throw on when a chill is in the air. You could also use mini hanks from an advent calendar for this, a fade set or just make it in one colour. Just let your imagination run wild and just go for it, I promise you’ll have fun! And if you use the Clasped Weft Join you won’t even need to sew in ends. (search for it on You Tube if you are unfamiliar with this technique)
This is a fun project using scraps of yarn!
The pattern provides you with everything you need to know, from yarn planning and working out stitch amount for the style you want to make, all the way to your finished item. It’s a true journey of discovery and fun, and as you are knitting with 5mm needles, you will have a beautiful new garment to wear in no time.
Be bold or soft – wild or more muted, I promised you, you will want to make more than one!
The pattern is now available in my Payhip store HERE with a 20% discount until midnight on Sunday 12th November 2023 (GMT).
Have fun! xo