In my quest to find some different styles of knitwear, I’ve been scouring the older magazines that I know hold stocks of patterns. I really fancied an a-line, hip length sweater rather than the hip hugging ribbed cuff type that seem to dominate the sweater design market. I have had a devil of a job finding anything that really appealed. some folk are built to wear jumpers more than others evidently. In the end I surfed the websites of my favourite knitting and yarn sites – it’s unbelievable the archives they hold. I have been able to source exactly the right ideas. The choices of patterns, yarns and knitting accessories is fantastic these days too – they hold every kind of knitting needle, bamboo, wood, plastic and all very nice to use. I think I’ve hit on the resolution to a major stumbling block on my way to a warm and very stylish winter!