Bronwyn: it’s not me, it’s you

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Handknit cabled jumper in progress.

So long, Bronwyn. I tried so hard to make this pattern work – I started it top down, three times in three different ways, before conceding to the pattern instructions and beginning from the bottom.

Woman wears handknit cabled jumper.
Bronwyn – Melissa Wehrle – Wool People Vol. 10

I worked on it for months, but once I reached near the end, I had to admit defeat. The body was inches too short, the yoke barely reaching my upper chest. The one sleeve I knitted was tiny – even though it had already been knitted and reknitted and worked to make it fit my arms.

Douglas from the IT Crowd. Text: no, actually it's not me, it is you.

It wasn’t meant to be. AlthoughΒ Zealana Rimu DK, a merino/possum blend, looked divine in cables and twists, the knitted fabric was dense and unyielding, making for an unflattering and mostly unwearable garment. I’ll rip it out (sigh) and set the yarn aside for a more suited project.

Handknit cabled jumper in progress, with body and one sleeve complete.
So damn close.

Author: Siobhan S

20 something, living in country Australia. Spoonie profile: ME/CFS, dysautonomia, anxiety. All about sewing, knitting and food. Unapologetic feminist and disability advocate.

11 thoughts on “Bronwyn: it’s not me, it’s you”

  1. Oh dang it! Great colour choice to go with the cables too. Sometimes I just find it better to stick with good ole aran wool for this type of jumper. The possum would probably be better on larger needles – I used it to knit a cabled cowl and it is divine to wear. Hope it frogs ok?!

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