Pattern: Tea with Jam and Bread by Heidi Kirrmaier
Size: S (34.75 bust)
Wool: Madelinetosh DK Twist in Antler, Peri and Lepidoptra
Alterations: None

You guys may already know since I feel like I talk about it all the time, but I love Heidi Kirrmaier’s knitting designs. Every pattern has something different or interesting to it so they keep you interested and her patterns are really beautifully designed. I love how they all have a modern, comfortable, classic style to them. The Tea with Jam and Bread jumper is one of Heidi’s simplest designs but it is so comfortable and easy to throw on. I literally lived in this thing over winter when the weather was colder.


I finished my Tea with Jam and Bread jumper just before I went skiing in January and it still looks great. Madelinetosh DK Twist yarn really is brilliant. It’s hardwearing, doesn’t pill too much and is machine washable too (although I tend to hand wash if I can). Plus it really shows off stitch design. The yarn also doesn’t grow very much after washing and blocking – although this jumper did become a little bit longer but I was happy with that since I was looking for a slouchy, lounge look.

The design of this jumper is a straight forward one. I would say that it would be a good project for a beginner knitter who wants to expand their knowledge a little further since there is basic colour changing and pockets involved. Speaking of the pockets – they’re really cute but a little bit small. Not really practical as they can’t hold that much but they are a nice detail on the design.



I really love this make and the colour combinations are really flattering as well. Win all round! What handmade knits have you been wearing lately?

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  • http://www.teaandrainbows.com/ Kirsty Maurits

    I love this! It looks so comfortable, and the colours you chose really pop :)

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Ya it is really comfy – it’s the sort of jumper you throw on over anything to be warm and cosy :)

  • ozzyblackbeard

    What a lovely jumper! Ii haven’t heard of Heidi, so I must have a look at her patterns on Rav. Lynne

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      I really love her designs. I’ve nearly all of them in my ravelry queue and someday will make them! I’ve made the Nanook before and it’s a lovely pattern and a quick make. I live in that cardigan too :)

  • Corinne Begg

    I love it! So much so that I think I may have to knit myself one! I love your colour choices, by the way. It looks great on you!! :)

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      You totally should! It doesn’t take long to make and is just a really nice comfy basic to have :)

  • mrs robinson

    A lovely knit… Love the colours and those pockets!

    • http://www.mabelmakes.com/ Stephanie

      Thanks so much. I’m almost wish the weather would get cooler again so I can wear it. But not quite 😉

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