Sunday, 8 December 2013

Hooray! Collage jumper

Hooray! I am in love with my new jumper. What is the story?... 
I always have a story...

I was given THIS:

My mum's friend gave me lots of wool in May because she had sold her house and needed to make some space. It is all Sirdar Country Style DK.

I then remembered THIS:

I saw this in a knitting magazine at the Children's play barn and asked if I could take the magazine from the parent reading pile. The pattern calls for Rowan Calmer and the pattern is called Moustiers.

I cast on THIS:

in August after working out how much wool I had for each colour section it required lots of weighing and risk taking.

Lastly, I had to do lots of THIS:

it took me nearly an hour and a half to sew in the ends!

Then I wore THIS:

on 8th December. It is a great fit and the deep rib sleeves are so practical, they don't dangle in the sink! I love the Autumn/winter colours. Ideally I would not have chosen cream as the bit that will get the most wear but that was the wool quantities I was dealing with. 

I would love to say it was free but I had to buy another ball of orange to do about three stripes and a garnet one to do two stripes, but never mind, a thrifty sweater none the less.

That is one Serious WIP out of my basket. I now know how much wool I have left over to put towards my CAL picnic blanket.
 Hope you had a bit of sunshine today too. Jo x


  1. wow - that is amazing Jo! you've done a great job, it looks fab!

  2. Wow it's gorgeous, I love the colours of you're one so much more than the pattern photo. It looks great.
    Clare x

  3. Well done you, it's fabulous! Xx

  4. Fab Jo, it is amazing that you made it out of what you were given, and that you remembered this pattern that you could make with the yarn. Hope that you enjoy wearing it. xx

  5. What an excellent make, it looks really good and I wonder what it would have cost to purchase all that yarn? Well done is finishing it. I am sure its going to be a winner this Winter xox Penny

  6. It is beautiful Jo!!!!! GOLLY!!! Do I just love the colors and the cut is superb!!! I am convinced that you are secretly a magician!!! HA!!! Just way to pretty friend! Keep up the good work....i know that your craftiness is going to be taking you to soooo many places!!! Happy week to you! Nicole xoxo

  7. Joe, that's gorgeous, and it looks just lovely on you :)

  8. Congrats, that's a gorgeous jumper! Cx

  9. What a fab jumper and not too expensive.

  10. Absolutely fabulous jumper. You completed it right in time. Its perfect for the weather :-)

  11. Jo, you did a fabulous job, I think it is amazing. Great color placement and great fit. Congrats.

  12. Wow, Jo you have done such a great job! It looks wonderful on you :) Elisabeth x

  13. Your jumper is just amazing, it is perfect. You wear it well too.
    Marianne x

  14. It's so gorgeous! I really love it - the colours are lovely and it's a great fit. Well done. I am in awe of anyone who can knit like this. x

  15. You did so well to work out the wool quantities Jo and it turned out beautifully! There really is no limit to your abilities you amazing woman you! Hugs, Joy xo