There was a time when I would knit and sew the majority of my childrens clothes, that was until they discovered Billabong, Roxy and in my boys case Pumpkin Patch. Then Mums creations suddenly weren't as cool anymore. So when Janelle found a jumper that she liked in Creative Knitting, I didn't hesitate in offering to knit it for her. I suppose there is a part of me that still likes to create garments for my children, other than hats, socks and beanies which are obviously still cool enough to be accepted. So without further ado I introduce Janelles Lacy Jumper.
Yes this one was definately a labour of love as I don't know if I would ever knit it again. Now that sounds as if I hated knitting it, which I didn't, I actually enjoyed knitting it. Until I reached the dreaded shaping and then it was a bit of a nightmare. I know I have this love/hate relationship with lace but this one really tested my loving side to the limit. When there is a note at the start of the pattern warning the knitter to take extra care during the shaping, that should have made me think twice but oh no all I thought was how hard could it possibly be????? Well anyway it is finished and Janelle loves it so all the muttering and mumbling and swearing off lace knitting forever was worth every hour put into it.
If you would like to give it a go it is in the Australian Creative Knitting magazine issue 11. It is also available in Patons book #1230 Resort Knits. It is knitted in Patons Zhivago which is 50% tencel and 50% acrylic.