I found a variety of free knitting patterns on the Victoria and Albert Museums website and fell in love with this 40's victory jumper.
As much as i love to support local businesses where wool is concerned i didn't have a clue where to start so off to Dunhelm Mill i went to buy wool; of course i got red, white and blue!
I am lucky enough to have a few ladies of a mature disposition (aka grandmas haha) to ask for help and i was lucky enough to get my hands on more than enough knitting needles of all different sizes to complete this project and many more.
My two pence worth when buying needles is ask for them at your local charity shop or look out for them at car boot sales.You can certainly pick them up for cheaper than you will at any other shop and you may even strike it lucky and pick up a bundle at a bargain price. Last time i went they were 20p a pair! You can't get better than that!
So i had the wool, i had the needles and i had armed myself with the suitable inspiraton of other peoples success stories with this pattern. Let the knitting commense!!
The wonderful world of Youtube was my first stop for any problems that i encountered and there are hundreds of thousands of handy tutorials from the very basics to the more complicated. If you are brand new to knitting and want to start Youtube is the place to look as you can see step by step what to do and what things should look like.
So far my delightful jumper looks like this:
If you would like to knitt this jumper too check out this link to the V&A website and have a look at the other little gems that they are gratouse enough to give for free.
Hugs and Kisses