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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

FO: Lila, Finished!

I finished and blocked Lila a few weeks ago and have been so caught up wearing her, I didn’t stop to take any photos… obviously a good sign!

FO: Lila2

I chose the second size for a tiny bit of positive ease and couldn’t be happier with the fit – it’s the perfect mix of slouch and figure hugging. The bottom edge is inclined to sit on my hips a little, so I probably could have added a few inches to the length to help that – ah well, no big deal!

FO: Lila3

The style is really versatile though; it’s been great to wear with slouchy harem pants as well as smarter trousers so I’m pleased I went for a neutral shade.

FO: Lila5

The yarn is Drops Lima and was lovely and springy to knit with. It’s not the softest, but the fabric is super warm and has a nice cosy, rustic feel.

FO: Lila1

Do you think I can get away with wearing her everyday? I’ll probably try and make another one at some point, maybe a bigger size for a looser, drapey fit. It’s a great project to relax with!

  1. Julie says: 3 August 201512:51 pm

    Your Lila sweater is stunning! I love the colour, and it looks so comfy. A great FO!

  2. Foodpanda says: 29 September 20155:06 am

    I love this jumper!! It has inspired me to do Lila as my next project. Do you do the full short shaping rows? Yours looks a little slouchier thank some I have seen (and I think yours looks perfect!)

  3. Jess says: 30 September 20154:57 pm

    I think I did just one repeat of the short rows, FoodPanda, so it’s not as long in the back as others – is really comfy! Good luck with yours :)

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