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 stripes 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! 😱 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 husband 😂) 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 😊
Have a great weekend!
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 is the textured jumper with stripes from 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!
It’s all in the title, I’ve finished my crochet jumper! The pattern is really great and I might make more jumpers like that in the future. It worked up super fast and I really liked that there was no seam. The only slight issue I had was that I stupidly decreased stitches without noticing ( I somehow missed the last stitch each round) but I was able to fix my mistake pretty well in the end.
I blocked it during the day and wore it all tonight and it’s super comfy and warm, which is perfect for winter!
I liked making the twisted cord for the neck part as well, I think it gives the jumper a cool look. Oh and I got a haircut too 😁
I hope you all have a great weekend 😊
Happy Wednesday readers!
I have finally finished the body of the crochet jumper. I’ve had some issues to get there, somehow I managed to decrease the number of stitches and it felt really tight. I was already pretty far gone so I frogged a bunch of it but not all and I’m actually pretty happy with it, as it is body hugging but not too tight.
I still need to do the sleeves, and then to finish the trims with my contrast colour. Good thing I still have 30 hours of plane to finish it! Wish me luck 🙂
I can’t remember if I have mentioned it yet, but we are off to Europe pretty soon, and from Australia we have around 30 hours of flight (so around 60h to go there and come back). I thought it would be the perfect time to start another project, one that doesn’t require 40 skeins of different yarns! Because it’s always cold in planes and it’s winter here in Oz, I have been searching for a jumper pattern.
So off I go to Pinterest, browsing for styles I like. A hood? why not. Good length? For sure! I definitely also want long sleeves. Baggy? hum, not really, I’d like something more fitted this time.
I found a few free patterns that I liked.
One from Drops Design
One from Patons
And one from Bernat
The only issue I had with all those patterns was that they all use cotton, which is nice but I feel like winter in a bit cold for a cotton jumper. In the end, I decided to browse Ravelry. And there, I fell in love!
The name of this pattern (My favourite crochet pullover) was perfect as well, and I am sure that it will also become my favourite jumper pattern!
You can buy the pattern on Ravelry and you can go check out Katy’s blog as well, it’s pretty cool, with a great gauge tutorial and some very cute free patterns, as well as the links to all her paid patterns.
I’ve already done my gauge, and I only have to go get my yarn before we leave 🙂 So excited to get started on this one!
I wish you all a smashing weekend!