24 April 2016

Ta Dah!





It's a long time since I finished off a big knitting project and posted about it.  Over a year ago, in fact. I finished off several projects for Alice last summer but as I was on a blogging pause they passed by without notice.

After my knitting failure on my last cardigan, I decided on a jumper to knit whilst I pondered the future of my lovely blue yarn*.  I have mentioned before that I have no idea how this pattern made its way into my favourites but I have been wanting to knit it for some time but there was always another project ahead of it in the queue.

It was a great knit.  Those endless rows on the body made so much quicker because there was just enough interest in the pattern to make it feel like it was going faster.  I had real difficulty when I came to join the front and back under the arm (it is knit top down) there was a basic chart provided for front and back but it didn't show how to bring the two sections together.  After two failed attempts I decided I needed to write out a chart and bingo it all came together.  This is a free pattern so this is not a criticism at all, I immensely grateful for all knitters who share their patterns for no financial gain to themselves.

So there we have it.  My first big knit of 2016.  Here's to many more!

Ravelry notes Here
Joining Nicole

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*in the end I ripped the whole body out and have cast on another sweater, I am knitting from the bottom up, and will join the arms in which I haven't ripped out!

44 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous! Such a lovely pattern, and a great colour.

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  2. It's beautiful! Gorgeous colour, gorgeous pattern. You are very talented. X

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  3. Lovely colour and the yoke pattern adds definite interest. I am a bit confused have you ripped this sweater back to the yoke?

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    1. No sorry to cause confusion! It was the blue cardigan that I ended up ripping out completely. I started off just ripping out the yoke thinking I could just knit it again with more stitches, but then I reflected some more and realised that I really needed to rip it all out, except the sleeves and start it all again!

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  4. Oh I love this! Beautiful :) xx

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  5. It's really lovely. I like the pattern and you've chosen a gorgeous colour. From what I can see, it fits well too, always a relief when you've spent all that time knitting a big project like this.

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    1. It is a relief, especially after my last failure :(

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  6. Oh how lovely, it's a pretty pattern and such a gorgeous colour!

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    1. It is a lovely pattern isn't it. I bought the yarn on line, which is not something I usually do, and debated over this colour and one other. It was not quite what I was expecting but turned out to be a better match with the clothes in my wardrobe!

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  7. Well done, you have far more patience than me.

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    1. Thank you. That suprises me with all that gardening you do......

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  8. So lovely! I have been knitting a few years now and have yet to knit an item of clothing for myself :-/ shawls...scarves.... and tiny things in abundance though!

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    1. I don't get much time too but when I do I always enjoy it, it shouldn't feel like selfish knitting after all we knitters need clothes too!

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  9. It has been finished really well. Lovely x

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  10. What a pretty pattern - I haven't seen one like that before. Interesting, but not over the top. It looks great - perfect for this still kind of chilly time of year.

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    1. It is you are right, that is what drew me too it. It has had lots of wear ;)

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  11. I love it; the pattern is beautiful and the colour just gorgeous. There are bright sides to it still being chilly! xx

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  12. So pretty, it really is a lovely pattern xx

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    1. It is isn't it. I saved it to my favourites a while ago now, but as time has gone on the urge to make it has got stronger and stronger until it could no longer be ignored!

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    1. Thank you, I am rembracing pink at the moment I have cast on another pink project!

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  14. Beautiful knitting. Your stitches are really even. I love the colour and the criss-crossy pattern. Here's to the next project.

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    1. Thank you! It's a great pattern isn't it. Here's to the next project indeed!

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  15. gorgeous gorgeous!! love that color and the stitch pattern :)

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  16. So so lovely! The texture and color are just gorgeous! I hope to see many more sweaters coming off your needles!

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    1. I love a pattern with texture. I did knit with variegated yarn for a bit but I kept wanting to cast on textured patterns which don't work with that kind of yarn ;)

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  17. Hello ! I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Awards - take a look at my recent blog post to see what you need to do :) Fiona x

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  18. That's gorgeous, such a neat effect with the stitch pattern. Love it

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    1. It is a neat effect isn't it, it's so simple which is often the case.

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  19. ah you reminded me the knitting hands 0f my mom ,it is great dear

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  20. Beautiful. Lovely colour, looks like it fits really well too! Congratulations on finishing such a big project! x

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    1. Knitting for an adult is a big project but it never feels that daunting. I am glad it fits after my last failure!

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