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?
AboutHello and welcome to Mabel Makes!
I'm Stephanie and I live in Dublin, Ireland. I love sewing, knitting and generally being creative. I'm on a mission to create my own handmade wardrobe. I will be sharing my projects and inspirations so stick around for handmade fashion, DIY and tutorials.