Of Course...It Is Only Summer!
I did this last year, although probably not in quite such an extreme manner. Yes, the weather by and large has not been really summer like, but a chunky wool jersey in summer is ridiculous even in our temperate climate. I did however play the game, despite itching my neck the whole time I took these photographs and promptly removing the jersey after these photos were taken. Under normal circumstances wool does not bother me but as soon as the mercury rises I really can't handle wool. I really can't see how it can be cool in summer.
The pattern I used is Owls by Kate Davies and is knitted in a lovely quality handspun wool which I repurposed from a jersey I made quite some time ago. This is only the second time I have knitted in the round. I can't say I am a huge fan of knitting on circular needles. I prefer to knit my garments in individual pieces on regular needles. The obvious benefit though is no sewing up which is my least favourite part of the
I did find that my bands were a little loose and risked stretching out, so before trying on I threaded through two rows of shirring elastic through each of the bands.
My new jersey has now been packed away for the duration of the warm weather. I do look forward to wearing it though next winter. For quite a few years, I didn't make or wear hand knitted jerseys but really, you can't beat them on a frosty morning.