Oh, these sleeves. They knitted up in a flash in between eating, drinking and being merry at Christmastime, but the jumper they’re meant to be attached to – well, that’s a whole other story.
The body, it’s fair to say, is taking aeons in comparison. Despite a whole lot of knitting, it’s still more cummerbund than jumper. I’m starting to get an idea of how the finished garment will look and feel, though, and it’s promising.
The pattern is Leila Raabe’s Stasis Pullover, a beautiful colourwork sweater with Fair Isle details inspired by blackwork embroidery. I’ve paired it with the Women’s Institute’s Unique Shetland 4ply, which is everything you’d expect from a WI heritage yarn: tough, durable and (whisper it) slightly scratchy.
It’ll be a great combination for winter, or spring… or whenever I finally have something to attach these sleeves to.