Sunday, 9 March 2014

Stripy Jumper

A while back I agreed to knit a shop sample for Made Marion. Maryanne picked out a gorgeous little stripy jumper pattern, some absolutely scrumptious yarn, and told me to knit it in a size that would fit my little one come winter.

There is a photo of the design here. I'd take a photo of the copy I have. But it got rather, um, loved by Guinevere when she had a look at it to inspect what I was knitting. Plus I was knitting it while out and about, so I gave it a bit of loving too.

The wool was Rare Essentials, an alpaca/merino blend. So lovely to work with. It's seriously one of the nicest yarns I've ever knitted up.

Now to show you the photos I took of Guinevere wearing it. Unforunately the light isn't great, but you can get a good idea of what it turned out like. I tried to put her in some non daycare pants. But she's at that age where she wants to pick her own clothes, and wasn't having any of it.
It always amazing me how many facial expression this little girl can go through in such a short space of time.

And some of teddy modeling it, with close ups of the roll cuff and collar. I didn't get a close up of the hem, but it's done the same way.

Close up on the roll neck

Close up of the roll cuff

Teddy feeling nice and warm on top of Guinevere's clothes shelves. 

I'm really happy with the top. I love the colour blocking on the front, even tho it meant I had so many ends to weave in, which isn't my most fun part of knitting. I love the roll collar, cuffs and hem on it. It's big enough that Guinevere has some grow room in it, or can fit a couple of tops under it. Plus there is a good amount of grow room in the sleeves without them being too long. 

I wish I'd taken a photo of the side seam, as I was so proud of that. I lined up the stripes beautifully, and you can barely see the join at all.

When I'd taken the photos of Guinevere wearing it, I tried to take it off her, so that I could a)put it away before she got anything on it, and b) so that I could get her to try on something else I recently made her. She clutched at the front of it, twisted her body away and stated, 'Mine!'. Girl's got taste.


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    1. You made such an awesome choice, on design, colours, everything.

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    1. Thanks. I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

  3. Well done. It looks beautiful. A stunning color. How much is the wool per ball & how many balls did it take

    1. Thanks Mum. The wool is $12.50 per ball. There are other colours available too, like a gorgeous raspberry. I used 5 balls total, 3 of the blue, with about 4m to spare and most of 2 of the teal.

  4. I've seen the jumper in person and it's gorgeous. You did a beautiful job! Your little one looks adorable in it and I laughed at your story. Fabulous!

    1. Thanks. It's great to hear another knitter likes it. It's actually the first jumper I've finished (which is kinda nuts, as early on in my blog is a lace shawl I made, the first lace project I ever did).