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Jane

Chunky number
« on: October 30, 2017, 21:44:09 PM »
I've started knitting a jumper! Oh yes I have indeed. It's so cosy knitting especially now the clocks have gone back.

I'm already more than half way up the back which is dead speedy for me.

Hope it looks OK on. If not I'll wear it in the garden. Knowing me I'll get bored by the time I get to the last sleeve. Hate having to do 2 the same!
« Last Edit: October 30, 2017, 21:52:16 PM by Jane »
Jane (I'll get Fran to sew it)

Vegegrow

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 21:50:18 PM »
That looks great... love the colours :loveit:
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Fajita

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2017, 21:50:25 PM »
Pretty wool. That's going to be a lovely garment.

Acorn

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2017, 22:27:47 PM »
That's lovely!  I have exactly the same problem with sleeves - when I've done one I want to do something different...    :|
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Ellabella

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 22:38:32 PM »
Lovely wool and I love that cowl neck.
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BrendaP

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 23:23:57 PM »
Knit the sleeves 2AAT  (two at a time). 

2 balls of yarn with long needles or a circular working back and forth.  Just make sure that when you stop you have both sleeves on the same needle and that way not only are you sure to get both sleeves the same length but you also avoid the dreaded second sleeve syndrome.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Jane

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 00:29:12 AM »
OOh that's a good idea Brenda! You devil  :devil:

I'm definately going to do that because if you leave the last sleeve till last - it kinda never gets done!
Jane (I'll get Fran to sew it)

Ploshkin

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 07:50:53 AM »
Is that James Brett Marble yarn?  I'm using that in turquoise colour, it's really quick to knit.  I'm just about to embark on the second sleeves
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b15erk

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2017, 08:46:14 AM »
Love that sweater Jane!  Wish I could knit quicker then it could go on my list.  ;)  Love the yarn too, beautiful colours....

Jessie
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Jane

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2017, 09:24:20 AM »
Yes it's JCBrett marble.
Jane (I'll get Fran to sew it)

Kenora

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2017, 20:54:58 PM »
That yarn looks to knit up beautifully - your stitches are so even.  <3
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Fiona M

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2017, 16:45:45 PM »
My Gran always used to knit both the sleeves at the same time, with 2 balls of yarn.  It's quicker, saves you getting bored, and ensures your sleeves are identical.

Francesca

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2017, 17:31:17 PM »
I've done that with socks. Two at a time.

Bogwoppit

Re: Chunky number
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2017, 22:50:13 PM »
That looks just like the jumper my mum has knitted for herself at least 3 times.  Very cosy, she wears the older ones up the garden ;-)
I'm sure she won't mind me saying that although she's a fair few sizes bigger than the model it looks good, perhaps better as he doesn't look like she'd drown the the collar if the wind caught it.