Thursday, 1 September 2011

Just in time for the Warmer Weather...

This is what has been keeping me out of mischief for the last week... My first ever knitted jumper.

It was a nice simple pattern, which I followed carefully except a bit of a mistake at the neck.

As a result, I ended up having to unravel and re-knit the neck (grrrr!). I am proud to report that this led to me finally learning how to successfully unravel knitting without dropping stitches. So now if I make a mistake I don't have to return to the very beginning of a project any more (this is MAJOR progress for me!!!!).

I am kicking myself that I didn't add some extra length to the body as its a wee bit on the short side, but I didn't have the confidence to muck around with the pattern on my first major knitting project.

Please excuse the birdsnest hair! I didn't have the energy for that fight!
The wool is merino, purchased during a Spotlight 40% off sale (YAY!) I will admit that I didn't check gauge before I started knitting. I just began with the intention of making it for Rascal but with the knowledge that if it was too small for her it will fit Wee Man in no time (that boy is growing SOOOO fast!). I must admit that right up until it was sewn together I was convinced that it was going to be too small for Rascal!

I am proud to say that it does actually fits Rascal (just!) and she LOVES it!

I think that I have caught the knitting bug... I'm busy browsing for more wool (in the sales of course) and new patterns to try. My children certainly won't be cold next winter!!!

Challenge #10 (Knit a childs jumper)- COMPLETE
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12 comments:

  1. Well done, you have done a great job.... if I hadn't been following your blog, I wouldn't have been able to tell it was your first completed jumper! Perfect gender neutral colour too, it will look just as lovely on your wee man :)

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  2. Looks great! I always admire people who can knit. Believe me I've tried many times but I just don't get it.

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  3. I LOVE red I LOVE this jumper and that it is your first *yeah* xxx

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  4. It looks fantastic! And if you need to add extra length to the bottom, knit a scarf length in contrasting colour & stitch it to the bottom, tying it at the ends to look like a decorative belt.

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  5. it looks great! you must have so much knitting confidence now :D

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  6. It looks gorgeous, I love those necklines and the wool is beaut too x

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  7. such a cute jumper! well done :-)

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  8. Aw, that's fantastic :) I love the colour and she looks really cosy in it. Nice that they may be able to share it too!

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  9. WOW!!! You are awesome. I am so impressed - Rascal looks adorable in it.

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  10. It looks fab, what a great colour! You did a fantastic job on your first big project, and excellent progress on unravelling without having to start again (which I can still only do on very simple things!)

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  11. I think it looks lovely! It's a great little sweater. Well done.

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  12. oh how adorable! the pattern is lovely, i love garter stitch. if your feeling brave, you can unravel the bottom and stitch another inch or two!

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