Saturday, November 03, 2012

A denim jumper


I knitted this out of some Rowan Denim yarn which is 100% shrinkable cotton. It really really grows - to start with the hem came down to about mid-hip on me. If I don't machine wash and machine dry it soon, it will be knee length...
More details are on my Ravelry page 

2 comments:

kiwiyarns said...

The sweater looks amazing, but I'm worried about the references to how much the yarn grows. I hope you've managed to get it to shrink a bit since?

Violet said...

the growth rate is probably a bit of an exaggeration! But it is noticeably longer and wider than before I started wearing it.

I intend it throw it in a hot wash and dryer again to shrink it back down. Trouble is, when I was knitting it I ran out of the pre washed yarn and resorted to using the virgin stuff for the last couple of rounds. So there's a chance the neck hole will shrink too much!

I still like it though - the colour, the drape and the openwork (makes it a bit chilly around my shoulders tho).