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October 31

Stitchcraft Freebie: Lightning Zig Zag Ribbed Jumper

For you today, I have the ‘Lightning ZigZag Ribbed Jumper’ from the May 1942 edition of Stitchcraft.

To download the free pdf pattern: Lightning Zig Zag Ribbed Jumper.

Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites.

I love this little beauty; it’s a perfect jumper to wear on its own or as a layer under a cozy cardigan.  This pattern is sized for a 32-34″ bust, but could easily be altered by adding in an additional ribbing section, or more, as needed.

The gauge is measured over the twisted-ribbing pattern using a fingering weight yarn and US size 2 knitting needles (old No. 11’s as given in the pattern.)

I don’t think I’ve ever shared the link that I frequently use in order to convert the old knitting needle sizes into modern sizing for you all: Fiber Gypsy’s conversion chart.  I don’t know her site very well, but it always pops up in my google search and it’s been an invaluable resource that I use time and time again.

 

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Sorry I wasn’t able to get this post up last week for you all.  Thursday I had a vet appointment for my Quincy bunny.  He’s not doing so well health-wise, but he’s still the most hungry, happy bun.  (He’s quite deceiving since I didn’t even know he was truly sick.)  I’m hoping my vet will be able to get him back on track soon.

In the meantime, Felix and I have been charged with trying to put lots of weight on the little guy since he’s all skin and bone.  Quincy is actually LOVING how much food he’s getting and I have yet to see him too full to beg for more.  He was so happy on Sunday night after lots of petting and food that he actually gave me some bunny-kisses. (He licked the top of my nose a few times).  A true first that I’ve gotten kissed/groomed, by either of the buns; it made my night.

Then on Friday, my brother & sister-in-law came to visit with their two kids, Jasmine and Jahnu.  We had tons of fun at the Museum of Science and Industry, and I hope they come back to visit again soon.

Then come the weekend in which I was planning on doing lots of sewing and knitting…. Lo and behold I get sick.  I was quite sick on Saturday that all I could do was watch the whole first season of Downton Abbey on my couch.  Poor me, right?!  I think I managed to get one whole row of knitting done.  heh

Sunday night I was able to help Felix with his Halloween costume.  Since I’ve known him, he always dresses up for the occasion at work.  This year he’s a serial-killer/cleaner.  Imagine walking to work next to this guy:

Creepy right?!?!!!  It was pretty funny watching everyone’s reaction as we’re walking down the street together.  Both funny and creepy…

Hope you like last week’s this week’s free pattern and Happy Halloween!

  1. Elizabeth / Oct 31 2011

    Oh, I hope the vet helps out with Quincy! He sounds really happy with all of the attention and food you’re showering on him too. I dream of someday getting kisses from my rabbit. ;)

    • Liz / Oct 31 2011

      Thanks so much! I’m crossing my fingers for him but I won’t officially know the diagnosis for 2 weeks, since they had to send out his sample to Florida to get tested. So I still have to wait that whole time before beginning any treatment.

  2. Annabelle / Oct 31 2011

    Oh my, that Halloween costume is really creepy (yes, I can feel the hair on my arms raise). Thanks for the reminder about Downton Abby – I remember watching it last year and knew they were coming out with a second season – now it’s back on my radar as something to look out for. Hope you and the bunny are feeling better.

  3. Kerry / Oct 31 2011

    Cute zigzag sweater! I’m using a similar stitch on a beret at the minute. Hope your sweet bunny’s getting better (and you too)!

  4. Tasha / Oct 31 2011

    Cute jumper! Of course I’m picturing long sleeves because of the weather. ;)

    Sorry to hear your bun isn’t doing well, I’m sure he’s getting lots of love (along with lots of food!). And Felix… OMG. That is terrifying. :D

  5. raqskie / Nov 1 2011

    Mr B and I were very sorry to hear that you and Quincy are not well. We are sending lots of good wishes your way. Mr B wanted to send parsley and dandelion leaves (they are his favourite) but they wouldn’t arrive fresh, considering the distance. Its very sad when the little dudes aren’t well-Mr B needs 3 medicated saunas a day (doesn’t sound like an unpleasant treatment does it?)

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