I used a pattern in a knitting booklet that was given to me by my mum (I think it was from Better Homes and Gardens), the pattern is called Chinchilla Tunic.
Mind-numbingly simple..a good one for the evenings, the only alteration I made was to include a few rows of garter stitch at the bottom of the sleeves and the hem to stop the cardigan from curling in. If I was going to be a very clever cookie, I suppose I could've knitted a few garter stitches either side of the front edgings too..but of course didn't think of that until it was all sewn up! Oops! It knitted up quickly too (once I actually became determined to finish it!), using 7mm needles.
I used the size 10 measurements, shortening it slightly to follow the size 8 length. This is the first article of clothing I've knitted from re-purposed wool! It was a great feeling seeing it turn into something completely different! And useful!
|Crochet four leaf clover courtesy of 'The Hulk'|
Have you knitted a garment from re-purposed yarn? How did it make you feel?
Linking up with Linda today at Natural Suburbia