Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Houston, we have a finished Holey Jumper. I repeat, finished Holey jumper!

So I FINALLY finished the holey jumper. Phew! Man, I am so crap at taking those self portrait shots. Oh well, I'm sure you'll excuse me. I honestly took about a billion photos, and that was the best one I could find. None of them show the stitch detail (fault of the black yarn, I'm guessing, and my dark dim house), so pop on over here to see what the official version looks like.

Anyhow, I'm pretty pleased with it all. It wasn't the easiest knit I've ever done, but quite satisifying once you got into the rhythm of it. Doing all those yarn overs and slip stitch knitwise then knit 3 then slip slipped stitch over 3 felt pretty nifty!

I made it in a size medium, as it's for my sister-in-law, not me, and I'm glad I did, as she's a wee bit bigger than I am, and the jumper is pretty darn snug as is. Warm as can be, though. All in all, it's come out rather well. And I learnt how to do the free loop back stitch for attaching the neckband, so it was a fabulous knit to learn some new techniques on.

Rightio, down to business - Project specs:
Pattern - #20 - Pull, from Phildar Tendances Automne 05/06
Yarn - 3 balls of Bendigo Woollen Mills Alpaca in Jet Black
Needles - 3mm and 3.5mm

6 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous. You did a really great job-such satisfaction. What next!!??

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  2. Hi! I have just re-found your blog after i don't know how long! I had placed it in my "check out this site" favorite folder and only just got to it. I loved reading (i cried and cried during your birth story, my heart went out to you, what a tough time, but i have to say your bubba is one of the most beautiful 1 day old babies i have ever seen!!)
    I will definateley be back to visit.
    I love your jumper!
    Jess

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  3. Jorth your amazing, so self sufficent when it comes to needing new clothes, you just make them !

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  4. Green envy from Western Australia:)

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  5. I really like this jumper, and have thought about buying wool from the Bendigo mills, obviously they do great things!

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