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Knitted Jumper!

Willow

photo(34)Here it is! My very first completed adult sized jumper! Sure it’s a cardigan. Sure it’s still got to have its ends sewn in and buttons sewn on and be blocked. But still! Finished!!!

I cast this on as my Olympic Knitting project way back in was it July? And for me, this is pretty focussed effort, really. Finished in the same year I started! Obviously not worked on continuously ahem. But yeah, it’s got me excited about the potential of knitting more large garments ie other than socks.

So, this is a pretty happy tick in my knitting bucket list book – first sweater knitted.

I also knitting I-cord for the first time. And button holes. And struggled with the cast on which drove me crazy! It was knit top down all in one piece and then the arms knit in the round, casting on to stitches that had been placed on hold. Pretty fun!

So details – Ravi Cardigan by Carol Feller  in Aubergenius colourway, Socks that Rock by Blue Moon Fiber Arts.

 

Today’s Tea: T2 Chamomile

Today’s Craft Project: Finished!

Mirrored from Champagne and Socks.


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redbraids
Dec. 4th, 2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
That's lovely. I will be interested in seeing what a difference blocking makes.
girliejones
Dec. 5th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks - yes me too. Will post another photo after I do it.
ozisim
Dec. 4th, 2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
Ooo!
that's totally nice enough to wear to work even!
(can't say the same for my first jumper)

Love the Colour too!
girliejones
Dec. 5th, 2012 12:46 pm (UTC)
OOh! hadn't thought about work wearing potential!

I'm really happy with the colour and how it turned out. Would knit a jumper again! Thanks for the encouragement.
ozisim
Dec. 6th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
*whispers*
My first jumper isn't even on ravelry...
girliejones
Dec. 7th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Well i bet you knit your first jumper much earlier in your knitting career that I did.
ozisim
Dec. 14th, 2012 10:08 pm (UTC)
Umm...
not that much earlier
I was 26.
Was mostly a crocheter before then.
kathrynlinge
Dec. 5th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Nice! I love the front detail
girliejones
Dec. 5th, 2012 12:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks - was tricky but worth it
benpayne
Dec. 5th, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
Very impressive. Looks awesome!
girliejones
Dec. 5th, 2012 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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