I’ve recently completed my latest sweater project. It’s the Kate Davies Puffin sweater from her Colours of Shetland book and I’ve been meaning to get it on my needles for a while. I’ve been trying to lose weight for the last year and have lost about 4 stone so I was keen to try a more fitted style of sweater. I’m still big (a size 16) with big boobs so I was interested to see how the fitted style would look and was a bit dubious that it would be unflattering.
Anyway I needn’t have worried – the design is genius and the way the yoke pattern falls is actually really flattering to someone with a large bust – it makes my waist look much slimmer than it actually is too! I made it with slight negative ease so it really shows off my curves without emphasising any flabby areas.
The jumper is knitted in Jamieson and Smith – one of my favourite yarns. Although knitting with the finer wools takes longer I think it’s well worth the effort as the final jumper tends to be much more flattering to the figure than the more chunky weight yarns.
I cannot recommend this pattern enough. Knitted in the round throughout from the bottom up. The dark yarn was a bit of a strain on the eyes sometimes in this miserable February light and the garter stitch was a bit of a pain (all that purling in the round) but was well worth the final result.
So here’s the final result …. Ta dah!