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Riding jersey

September 15, 2014 by sigrid

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I suddenly remembered I have not blogged about the riding jersey I finished during the summer. This is the first project in a long time that I knitted using continental style. Almost every time I picked up the unfinished project I had to remind myself to knit continental and not lever style.

As you may have discovered, I am very found of vintage knitting books and patterns based on vintage styles. This project is no exception. You will find the pattern in Lise-Lotte Lystrups amazing book “Vintage knitwear for modern knitters”.

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I enjoyed knitting this sweater. The instructions was easy to follow, and the knit/purl pattern easy to remember. I did of course  make a gauge swatch, but I did not take the time to make a lot of alterations to the instructions to secure a perfect fit. So in turned out a bit generous around my waist. But I am still happy with how it turned out.

The yarn I used was Dale yarn Alpakka, one of my favorites. This particular colorway had been tucked away in my sthash for quite some time. I think I bought it for a project, but I can no longer remember what it was. I did not have enough yarn however. But luckily my LYS had skeins in a shade so similar I can not see the difference between the two different dye lots.

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