Good morning my dear knitters/crocheters,
So, after the baby fever series (start reading from here), I thought I’d go through all the projects I’ve made so far but have not posted about yet. This post is about a gorgeous hooded jumper for those cold cold months when you just want to curl up on the sofa with a blanket, a book and a mug of tea/coffee/cocoa. Unfortunately, I did not get to wear it that much because, well, Malta’s winters are becoming less and less cold, except for a few very cold weeks here and there. However, I still adore this and will wear it every chance that I get.
I basically first saw the pattern and fell in love with it. It’s a very simple jumper to make but it’s oh so cosy! And it’s from a well-known company, James C. Brett – who have a vast array of patterns and wool in their collection. You can find the pattern here. For the wool, I stuck to Brett and chose this lovely bluish rustic mega chunky wool (it’s the very first picture – the wool with the paper label on it). And because it’s mega chunky, your work just progresses quickly so you have your jumper almost ready in no time.
For the needles, I had to go buy some because I did not have needles that thick. So I opted for one of my favourite brands, KnitPro Symfonie* in 10mm and 12mm. Then for the hood, I bought the needle attachments in 10mm* for my own KnitPro Symfonie Interchangeable circular needles kit. I just love this brand. They have such pretty colours and they’re great quality to boot.
As per usual, I didn’t actually follow the given lengths on the pattern. I’ve learnt that the hard way. I followed my natural body measurements insofar as length goes. It’s still on the short side but that’s how the pattern is.
The part where I had to attach everything together was a bit tricky, since the wool is so thick in itself but I managed. Though, I’m still not 100% happy about how I join seams in general. But, practice makes perfect, as they say 🙂 Although I do tend to avoid seamed patterns overall.
I think the hood was the fun part for me. It was something I’d never done before so new techniques are always welcome. Overall, I’m quite happy with the result and like I said, I do wear it every chance that I get. So, if a really cold week is coming up, I whip it out of my wardrobe and throw it on, usually onto another thin top because it may itch a little bit.
Last time I wore and washed it, however, it did leave a bit of a mess on other clothes. So be warned. If you have made this sweater with the same yarn or if you’re up to making it, try to wash it on its own by hand, if possible.
Anyway, here is the final product below:
Well, that’s the end of another post from my side. Hope you enjoyed it and do let me know in the comments if you’re going to try this pattern out or not, or perhaps you’ve already made it – I’d love to see pictures!
In the meantime, take care and keep knitting/crocheting!
The Maltese Knitting Diva ❤
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