Given the ghastly weather and my impending retirement , coupled with a new tendency to creak when cold , I've been looking for a knitting pattern . A while ago , Friend , having discovered that mohair made her sneeze , passed on a couple of big bags of Phildar Phil'Douce that she'd found when clearing out her attic . Two sweaters worth !
Now I can , at most , knit a scarf unaided but this naturally has not stopped me collecting a large number of old knitting patterns over the years . So this afternoon I hauled them all out and started hunting for a simple pattern for a warm jumper . Preferably one that I could finish in a couple of weeks .... or sooner . Something basic with sleeves long enough to keep my wrists warm but loose enough to allow for movement . There was this
although I was really looking for something more dignified and less mohairy . Finally narrowed it down to these ....
a couple were even in something called Fuzzy Wuzzy that sounded like mohair and used the same size needles. Promising .
So I think I've settled on this ....
though it seems to have seven buttons , which seems to indicate the need to knit a button band and seven buttonholes .
On second thoughts , it might be easier to try to remember my Ravelry password .