FO Friday – Colour block chunky jumper

Happy Friday!

I hope you guys all had a great week, I sure have! I have finally finished my colour block jumper, and what an adventure it was!

It all started when my nana sent me some chunky yarn from France (Cheval Blanc Kinna in case you’re wondering). The yarn was super squishy and lovely, but the only issue is that she sent only 2 balls of each colour (although she did send 6 different colours). What could I do with that? I really wanted to make a jumper so I searched Ravelry for a pattern and fell in love with the textured jumper with stripesย from Isabell Kraemer. The only issue was that I did not have enough of the main colour, and I was afraid that the colour change and the texture together would look weird. Because I had set to use the yarn I had, I though I would make a colour pattern and give up the texture effect. I’m super glad I took that decision as that section of the jumper would have been way too busy otherwise.

I was actually knitting at a pretty good pace until… I ran out of yarn! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I was missing about 15 rows of the dark blue on the second sleeve! (can you spot it?) So the jumper sat 95% finished for almost a month as I was away. I knew that I wouldn’t have time to reorder the same yarn online before the move, so instead I went to my local yarn store and found a similar weight yarn in a colour that was pretty close. Then I had fun taking selfies to show you the jumper, as my photographer (also known as my husbandย ๐Ÿ˜‚) has already moved in our new house and so wasn’t available to take the pictures.

I’m super happy with it, the fit is super comfortable and I really like the colour blocks. I actually had a lot of fun knitting this and I’m looking forward knitting more jumpers!

In other news, I think I’m going to attend a craft fair this weekend, and I’m pretty excited about that! I’ll keep you guys posted ๐Ÿ˜Š

Have a great weekend!

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30 responses to “FO Friday – Colour block chunky jumper

  1. I love it! This would be something I’d buy at the store.

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  2. What a fabulous finish, Emma, and FYI, I’m not able to detect the yarn change in the photos at all! Beautiful fit and use of colors.๐Ÿ˜„

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  3. AJ

    The sweater looks great! I love the colour blocking:)
    A fair sounds fun!!

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  4. Very nice and looks tab on you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Love the jumper Emma. Such great colours on you!

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  6. Wow! That is a fantastic sweater! I love the colour blocks and it looks wonderful on you!

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  7. You can’t even tell the difference! This would be a buy for me, literally looks store quality like a nice store not primark. Love it ๐Ÿ’™

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  8. I love it! The colours are awesome and it fits you so well. You should be mega proud.

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  9. That’s a really nice sweater ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. That came out beautiful and it looks fantastic on you!

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  11. Beautiful sweater Emma!! It came out great and looks awesome on you, what a great fit. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  12. That cute jumper is perfect! I so hate it when I run out of yarn and try to match. You did a great job though! I hope you had fun at the craft fair this weekend:).!

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    • Thanks Tracy! Iโ€™m actually wearing I right now and my best friend told me that he canโ€™t tell the slightly different colours so Iโ€™m really glad. The fair was so much fun, I really had a good time ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  13. Very impressive, I love the color blocking and your selfies turned out great! Thank you for sharing with us at Designing You!

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