Inspiration struck yesterday as I was people watching.
Baggy was ‘in’, right?
My jumper didn’t shrink in the wash, neither did it stretch, but it would definitely keep me warm which was the original object of the exercise.
I’d darned everything in and it was a neat tidy job, one of my best in fact.
The sleeves were too long, the body too wide, but then so were hundreds of jumpers I’d seen yesterday.
I didn’t have the heart to unpick it.
So, I turned the sleeves up by the depth of the ribbing, thus reducing the length by two inches, sewing them into place and producing a proper ‘cuff’.
One of the things about me and long-sleeved jumpers is that I am always pushing my sleeves up and the cuffs stretch.
At least this way they are sewn and should keep their shape.
OK, the sleeves are still a little too long, BUT if it becomes too much of an issue, I can always put elastic in the ‘turn up’ and have sleeves that drape rather than droop!