My current knitting project is a jumper from last autumn’s Rowan magazine . I fell in love with the colours used in this jumper, they are lovely autumnal shades: ochre and terracotta, vivid leaf green, teal, raspberry, bilberry purple and chestnut brown.
Although I knew that patterned knitting will be a bit slower, I didn’t quite appreciate just how slow it would be to knit this one. There are rows that have up to four different colours on them. The pattern isn’t knitted in the round, which means that knitting the reverse “purl” side is even slower (perhaps there’s some clever technique I am missing here??).
But once I got over the fact that it wouldn’t be ready any time soon, I decided not to anticipate the end result, and just enjoy the process. The yarns are a real pleasure to knit, it’s a mixture of Rowan’s Wool Cotton and Kid Silk Aura and both are incredibly soft. It’s a very tactile jumper, soft and fluffy, an ideal thing to knit in the autumn and winter evenings.