WIP Wednesday – Chunky jumper

Happy Wednesday lovely readers!

In view of my move to Melbourne in a couple of months, I have decided to start crocheting and knitting more winter wear (it’s really cold down there compared to Brisbane). I haven’t knitted a full jumper in a few years and I though it was about time to get to it again. My nana recently sent me a parcel with some lovely aran weight yarn, so I decided to go with a chunky jumper. The pattern isย the textured jumper with stripes fromย Isabell Kraemer, and I already have my eyes set on other patterns from her (I honestly love most of her patterns, I’m going to have a hard time choosing the next one!). Because I haven’t knitted anything big in a while though, I decided to go with one of her free patterns first, just to get back in the swing of things. Also, the jumper is meant to be textured but I decided against. I am adding a few extra colours to my jumper, and I thought it would be too busy if I added a pattern on top of that.


I’m pretty happy with how it’s going at the moment, I am making stripes on the main body of the jumper as well (white and light blue), but I want them to fade, so I had some maths to do, we will see if it turns out okay!

I also want to crochet another shawl from Addidae Designs, Swaye. It’s so beautiful, and I have chosen those three colours, with the pink as my feature colour.


What do you think? I’m probably going to start this on my way to Europe next month, I might as well make use of the 26 hours of flight!




Filed under Knitting, WIP, Work in progress

20 responses to “WIP Wednesday – Chunky jumper

  1. 26 hours of knitting/crochet should finish you a couple of jumpers! Hopefully your aran jumper is working up quite quickly. I love the red and black combination.

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  2. I’m with Julia and you…I love the black/red combo ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Where in Europe are you visiting? Going ‘home’? ๐Ÿ˜ You might wanna take a crochet project…just in case. They’re weird about knitting needles ๐Ÿ™„ I guess they’re worried that you might knit someone an unwarranted scarf or jumper ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Haha Tina you are just too funny ๐Ÿ˜‚ I have planned on taking a couple of shawls to work on and get my knitting needles in my checked in bag ๐Ÿ˜Š I’m going to a conference in Belfast and then back to see my parents in south France. I hope that it’s still pretty warm, I really would love to go to the beach ๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. I too love your colours! It sounds like it will be finished in no time!

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  4. OOOOOO red and black goes so well! You’ve got some flying time to keep you busy, urgh though at the thought of 26 hours LOL. Enjoy your trip to Europe ๐Ÿ˜€

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  5. Love the colors Emma!! I can’t wait to see everything when it’s finished!! Hope you have a wonderful trip!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thank you Tami! I will try to take plenty of pictures to share with you, I might be a bit more active on Insta than here though, and I’ll write a long post when I’m back ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. good idea! I knitted most of the way too and from Australia when I went earlier in the year. you can’t pass up such a great excuse!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š safe trip!

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  7. You definitely need a project for 26 hours of free hand time! Nothing will make the flight go faster:)โค๏ธโค๏ธ. I’m excited to see what your jumper looks like! Happy travels and write a post or two so we can join in the fun a bit!

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  8. I love this he colours you’ve chosen for the shawl, they are so pretty!

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