My Ravelry projects page was looking somewhat uninteresting, so I rummaged in the wardrobe for some jumpers that I’d knitted in the early 1990s, dragged out Jane, my ancient (and somewhat wonky) dressmaker’s model, and took some photos:

Cream fair-isle handknitted jumper

Yarn: Patons Totem 8ply (DK)

Pattern: ‘Cecelia’ designed by Victor Herbert (London) from a Thorobred  Scheepjeswol pattern booklet (circa 1988)

(NB – Jane and I are not, and in fact never have been, the same shape. No matter how much I adjust her.)

Brown patterned yoke handknitted jumper

Yarn: Wangaratta Woollen Mills 8ply (main colour); Patons Totem 8ply contrasts

Pattern: basic dimensions from ‘Cecelia’ (see above);  yoke and band patterns designed by moi. (And I even did a swatch, which I still have somewhere about.)

Diamond texture handknitted jumper

Yarn: Probably Cleckheaton Machine Wash 8ply, or similar

Pattern: my own invention

I wore these jumpers regularly for some years, until I put on too much weight – they’re supposed to be a loose style, but currently hug my tum and hips rather snugly. But I’m gonna get skinny slimmer again, so I’ll get to wear them this winter, right??