I will have to change the picture in the right side-bar. I’ve finished that jumper! It only took two months to make. This is the Caradon Hill Sweater by Blacker Designs, knitted in Mithril DK, spun from Stansborough Grey sheep in New Zealand. (The Stansborough Greys are a really rare bread of sheep. Their yarn was used to make the Elven cloaks in Lord of the Rings.)
I modified the neckline. I didn’t like the boatneck shown on the pattern. I completed the shaping given in the pattern then added an additional 6 rounds to the neckline before knitting a ribbed collar.
Caradon Hill Jumper by the Blacker Yarns Design Team, knitted in Mithril DK from Stansborough Fibres (colourway Kokako). This is the yarn that was used to make the elven cloaks in The Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings. It was purchased following our trip to Hobbiton in New Zealand in November 2018.
Based on the original 1941 Clothing Rations, I have 66 coupons to spend. This year, I’m not doing the challenge alone - several ladies from the Old Style Board at www.moneysavingexpert.com have joined me.
So far I have spent 33 coupons:-
17 coupons - Navy blue trouser suit from Hobbs
10 coupons - 5-pack M&S knickers
2 coupons - 1 skein West Yorkshire Spinners Signature Sock yarn in black
4 coupons - strappy top with built in bra from Bravissimo