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"Just be who you are, calm and clear and bright." - Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Victory Jumper

I’m not a monogamous knitter, for the most part, but I’m making an exception for this because it is keeping me cheerful:

I have been wanting to make the Victory Jumper in a not quite so patriotic color scheme. (Here’s the link to the original pattern page on the Victoria & Albert Museum website; the pattern was published just after V-E Day.) A teeny bit of irony: I’m knitting it in German sock yarn.

(Actually, Lang is a Swiss company, so the blue and the green are neutral.)

Isn’t it a lovely color combination? I’d originally picked up the Jawoll and Regia at a couple yarn/craft stores in Berlin, and when I showed Kelly my loot she pointed out how well the three colors would look together.

(Should have windexed the mirror first…)Colors aside, I think it’s a good idea to use wool/nylon sock yarn–this way the underarms won’t felt like they did on the jumper I made out of Yorkshire Tweed. (Something I have learned: it is not wise to use 100% wool for a jumper you plan to wear against the skin.)

Oh yes, there will be three-quarter sleeves. Wrote up the other mods I’m making on my Ravelry project page.

1 Comment to Victory Jumper

  1. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    February 23, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    What the heck is a monogamous knitter?! Do you only make love to one pattern?

    P.S. The arm is looking good.

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