Category Archives: Patons

Not just for babies!

I thought I would show you the new jumper that I am knitting for myself.  I went to John Lewis on Sunday, and had a browse through their wool selection – which isn’t very large in the one near me (though they are building a new one soon – I can’t wait!).

I bought this pattern:

Patons Lacy Sweater

Which uses Patons Diploma Gold DK – unfortunately the only colour that they had in stock was an ugly brown.  So I had a dig around, and found myself drawn to the baby wool – it was so soft and lovely.

I bought Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo DK instead.  Its lovely to knit with, really soft and gentle.  I have to stop myself stroking my knitting.  This is the colour:

Sirdar snuggly baby bamboo dk

I’ve had a lot of problems with the pattern – I kept making mistakes on the first run through the 16 rows of pattern, and getting frustrated.  Now I am in the flow it is much easier, as I can now feel and see the pattern as I go along.  This is however the 4th time of trying!

I’ll get some proper pictures up as soon as I have my camera and a space to put the knitting to photograph it.