Chunky Knit Jumper – finished

Today I finished sewing up the chunky knit jumper that I started knitting a couple of weeks ago, just in time for the really cold weather that has arrived earlier than expected – whatever happened to autumn? It seems to have been over and done with in a couple of weeks.

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If you do any sort of crafting yourself then the chances are that you’ll know how I feel about this knitting project. I’m never completely satisfied with anything I make, if I wanted to do this pattern again I would make it longer so that it covers my bahookie. But as I wasn’t using the recommended yarn I was worried about not having enough to finish it, which would have been a hair-pulling-out disaster for me! I knitted it exactly to the length that the pattern required, so it’s about three or four inches below my waistline. As it happens I had two 50g balls left over, enough to make a matching hat maybe. I used an acrylic yarn, which feels incredibly warm, just what’s required when the temperature is below freezing all day, as it has been over the last few days.

Have you finished any knitting projects recently?

8 thoughts on “Chunky Knit Jumper – finished

  1. What a beautiful job! I admire knitters as it is one craft that I’ve tried to learn a few times but was never able to get the hang of. I really like the texture and pattern of your jumper/sweater ( as we call them in the US). It looks warm and cozy:)

    • Paula,
      Thanks. I think my mother taught me to knit even before I was school age, which is probably the best time to do it. It is very warm – maybe too warm now that we’ve moved to a modern house with good insulation!

    • FictionFan,
      I hadn’t done much knitting for quite a while, partly because it was cheaper to buy a jumper than knit one, but there are good online yarn deals around now so this one was cheaper to knit.

  2. Well done, and a very quick job!

    Does static electricity build up particularly on synthetics for you?
    I find a lot of acrylics etc become very ‘clingy’, snap, crackle and pop when I’m taking them off, even light up with little sparks in the dark!
    The atmosphere there may be moist enough that it doesn’t build up, though.

    • Valerie,
      Thanks. Yes static electricity does sometimes build up and there can be crackles and sparks, but with me that usually only happens if it is a fine/thin man-made fabric, I don’t think it will be a problem with this one. I have to be careful with pure wool as it makes me itch if it isn’t fine enough, but I usually wear a shirt underneath jumpers anyway.

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