My Nan had Maiden Pinks growing in her rockery and I have always liked their pretty pink flowers with feathered edges. There is a simple stranded pattern around the empire waist and this is echoed on the cuffs of the sleeves and hips.
The jumper starts with an i-cord neck edging and is then knit in the round top-down. The lower edge and sleeve cuffs are finished with i-cords making this completely seamless. Princess-line shaping makes this fitted jumper flattering and it can be knitted longer for extra length if required.
I used New Lanark Wool & Textiles Chunky 100% Wool for this design as it is great for warm winter clothing and they have lovely colours that work well for simple stranded knits.
Maiden Pink is a great option for a first colourwork sweater as the pattern is simple to remember, there are no long floats and the chunky yarn knits up very quickly.
I may well be wearing this soon... Winter is definitely coming and the evenings are getting quite chilly!
Happy knitting x