snow white v.2

[photopress:DSCF3003.jpg,full,pp_image] Last night, after much ripping and re-knitting (with which the yarn coped with very impressively) I finished the second version of Snow White. I haven't taken it off long enough to block it yet, but my mum was round this morning so I roped her into taking pictures. [photopress:DSCF2981.jpg,full,pp_image]

It?s definitely my new favourite jumper, although it?s so cold here that I?m wearing it over a cashmere poloneck. This looks surprisingly good, but I?m still cold! I haven?t shared a picture of the back of the first version, but I made it like a raglan without the front section. This didn?t quite work out, but I knew I didn?t want to have the sleeves going straight across the back either. The solution is a combination of both ideas, a sort of combo raglan and ?saddle? shaping.

[photopress:DSCF3021_1.jpg,full,pp_image] I love how perfectly this fits at both the front and back. The stitches are grafted together at the center back. I knew I wanted to do this, but had to overcome the problem of not being able to graft the 2x2 rib neatly. The back detail was a practical way of overcoming the problem. Luckily I love how it looks and it also improves the fit.

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I'm working on the pattern for this at the moment, and will probably be looking for test knitters soon, let me know if you're interested.

Here's the cabled beret I knit a few weeks ago. [photopress:cableberet.jpg,full,pp_image]

Today I also added these pretties to my etsy shop. I know many of you are knitters and could easily make your own (see my patterns page) but thought you might like to see how the pattern looks in different yarns / colours.

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