I finished the back section of Middle Mudlets’ jumper off, several days ago and have already cast on and started to knit the front but as this section is being worked on in between gardening stints, it will take a little longer than the back to complete, due in part to my complete lack of energy after an hour or more hard graft outside. The back section has a lovely feel to it, with the weight of the cotton yarn causing it to hang nicely when held up which bodes well for the look of the finished jumper.
Creating the armholes in a patterned piece of knitting can be troublesome, as you try to work out how the decreases affect the instructions and this is especially true of lace patterns in which stitches are cast off and new ones cast on, to create the lace look. However, this pattern was incredibly simple and the way in which the armhole decreases had been worked out, resulted in the armhole edges being framed by the twist section of the pattern which in turn, will create a lovely edge to the sleeves when they are finally set in.
Overall I am very pleased with the way the yarn is knitting up and the look and feel of the finished section and I really like this pattern, as it isn’t too demanding on either a tired brain, or hands and arms, weary from serious digging and weed pulling.