Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Free Jumper finished...

Here is the jumper I have been working on.  I found the pattern in Yours magazine.  It was described as "for knitters with some experience".  I'd say that was a fair description.  The tricky parts were the neckline and shoulders.  I am well used to knitting v-necks and shoulders.  But the magazine didn't really help matters when it published the photo back to front.  It showed the buttons on the right shoulder and I had to read the pattern several times to make sure I was following it correctly.

I'm calling this a free jumper as the wool came to me as a donation from a Freecycler and the buttons were sent to me by Joanne of the Cup On The Bus blog.  The photo doesn't show them clearly but they are lovely wooden buttons and go well with the real wool.

I knitted the size that should fit a seven year old child.  That has left me with about 100g of the wool which should be enough to make a matching hat or scarf.  Then I will be sending them off to Operation Orphan.

I now have absolutely no works in progress.  I can't remember the last time that happened.  Decisions, decisions.


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow I love the pretty sweater you have made Una! The color is gorgeous.
Hope you have a nice week.

linda said...

It's lovely Una, I hate it when the pattern confuses you like that, I've just had a similar problem with the one I've just finished I'm never convinced if it's me that's crazy or the pattern that's wrong. I always feel lost if I have nothing on the go I'm sure you will decide on your next project very soon. :) xx

Mrs. Micawber said...

What great texture in the "stripes"! That shoulder looks very tricky to me. Nice work! Enjoy choosing your next project. :)

Barbara Roche said...

Textured patterns are my favourites. Yours is beautifully done, and Operation Orphan will ensure that it goes to someone who needs it. I have some WIPs you could take over...........!

kristieinbc said...

That sweater is terrific! I can't imagine being without anything on the needles. I'm sure you won't be in that state for very long!

lyndagrace said...

Very pretty sweater. It will look so nice on a little girl. I panic when I don't have a project going. But I do have to say I usually finish one before I start the next.

Amy at love made my home said...

Looks great! I like the different textures of the stripes. So annoying for you about the photo in the pattern though, why they have to make things confusing I really don't know! You better cast on a few projects so that you are not WIPless for too long! xx

Mereknits said...

It is really beautiful Una, a perfect pattern and color.