I’m Knitting a Jumper!

Project: Jumper, Day 1

Yippee! It’s jumper time! I picked out the yarn yesterday. I was in there for about an hour and a half, and had my friend on the phone for advice. After much deliberation, I chose a purple lambswool. I started loading it into my basket and then when I saw it all together in there, I thought, “is this too much purple?” Such a dilemma! I sent a lot of photos to the friend I was on the phone to. Eventually we agreed that it wasn’t too much. It’s so difficult describing colours without the person there. Even the difference between two photos of the same yarn was quite considerable. I still had to describe it a lot. “So, it’s not as dark as the first picture, but it is dull in the same kind of way, and it’s not as light as in the second picture, and it’s not actually as lilac as that.” I do love the colour I settled on though, it’s just such a commitment! There was a gorgeous dusky pink merino wool, but they only had quite a fine yarn, and I thought for my first jumper, that I might end up a bit discouraged if it takes forever to actually make.

  
So, the pattern I was planning on using requires 1370 yards. Each ball is 137 yards, so, 10 balls with an extra, just incase. They only had 10! So I just took them and my plan is, if I need to I can do the cuffs with a matching blue if I have to. Such a dilemma! I am still going to try and get another ball or two of the purple. Also, once I got to starting the pattern, I realised that I was probably going to be between a small and a medium, so want to go for the medium to be safe, so I will need more! Oh well, I will just see how it goes. I got 2 balls of the blue, because it is nice too and if I end up not needing it for this, then it will still be a pretty wool to make something with. Also, the wool was 3 for 2! Bargain! The cost of my jumper was just cut by a third! 

I don’t want to mess this up, so I (for the first time ever) tested the gauge! I even watched a YouTube video on it, to make sure I was doing it properly. I blocked it and everything.

  
So, now I have cast on, and am on row number 5!

  
The pattern I am using is free on Ravelry:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/bow-tie-pullover-2
I shall leave you at that.

Happy knitting!

S.

14 thoughts on “I’m Knitting a Jumper!

    1. Yeah, I’m feeling pretty good about it at the moment as the wool seems to be really great to work with! Which is nice. I’ve had a couple of almost split stitches because it’s quite fibrous, but other than that it feels really nice to knit with. I’m not sure if I should be more scared of “the jumper” than I am, but it just seems to be stocking stitch and ribbing. Any shaping I’m not sure if I will just YouTube before I actually do it. So, my theory was, just go for it! We can make 2016 the year of the jumper πŸ™‚

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      1. stocking stitch and ribbing, that doesn’t sound too bad! Haha, ya, just YouTube everything first when you’re unsure and it should go fine. I guess I should really start looking up some patterns and yarn so I can make a start on my jumper!

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  1. That’s such a cute pattern! Looks like it will look great with that color too~

    I haven’t made anything as complicated as a sweater just yet, but I do want to try one in the near future. Good luck with yours! πŸ™‚

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