Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Knit For Victory

Despite the fact that I wasn't able to get started on my Knit for Victory project until Thanksgiving, I got my first project finished!

It's Warm Jumper from A Stitch In Time Vol. 2. I was initially put off by this pattern because it looked boring but it knit up really quickly and is going to be a great basic!

I knit up the smallest size which the pattern notes is very short waisted. It worked out great for me since I am a bit short waisted and plan on wearing this only with vintage styles. The sleeves also came out a bit long so I think I'll knit them 1/2" to 1" shorter next go around.

I paired them with my brand new Freddies of Pinewood Norma Jeans which I snagged on sale over Christmas. They are super high waisted and I love them. They are a smidge big at the waist and I may need to take them in a bit but I'm going to see how a belt does first.

I opted for a bold red shirt for under the sweater to break up a bit of the blue of the rest of the outfit.

Overall it was a great comfy outfit for a chilly damp day.

I am really happy with this project and can't wait to finish my next Knit for Victory project!


  1. Looks great on you, congrats on finishing!

  2. Yay! Your sweater turned out great! I really need to get these books, so many nice patterns! This looks to be a good staple item, and you can't have too many of those :)
    I finished my KFV cardigan before Xmas, just need to get photos taken now:)
    Loving the color you have chosen for the hood!

  3. Super cute. I know basics can be boring at times, but they are so very useful.

  4. Cute! I can't wait to finish my first sweater! I am taking a class on crafts, and so far it's turning out great!

    the Middle Sister and Singer

  5. Wonderful Jumper! I've been lurking at it for a while - I'm hoping ot'll be my next project.

  6. Such a lovely jumper! And youve styled it so well

  7. Really charming, classic sweater. I've been living in my Freddies and knits this winter, too, especially since we now have a dog and that means needing to face the elements in clothes that will stand up to the critters at the dog park (which Freddies do awesomely the whole year round).

    ♥ Jessica

  8. Beautiful! I so need to learn to knit! I love the red blouse and green belt you paired with it, too. Thanks for the winter inspiration. I don't have a pair of Freddies yet, but I definitely want some. Maybe I can sew up a pair of jeans if I don't get any this year.

  9. Wow, you finished that really quickly. Blue looks great on you.