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Easy Jumper

Lowena

Easy Jumper
« on: November 20, 2017, 13:54:14 PM »
I have never completed a knitted garment in my whole life  :| I hadn't knitted at all for 50+ years  :| until I have recently knitted a rabbit and a teddy :)
I want to knit a jumper for myself. Can anyone recommend an easy, foolproof pattern please?
Thank you.
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ellabella

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 15:11:05 PM »
Sorry Low, can't help with the jumper recommendations but have you discovered

https://www.ravelry.com

It the most wonderful recourse, all the patterns have reviews from people who have made them and you can search by pattern, yarn or a variety of options.

It is of course also a wonderful time waster. :D :wool:

Let us know what you chose and we can all cheer you on.
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

Lowena

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 15:30:19 PM »
Thanks Ella, if I ever get that far, I'll certainly share  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Ploshkin

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 16:29:22 PM »
Is it any particular style you want?
For something easy I would suggest a fairly chunky yarn with big needles and a simple stocking stitch sweater with drop shoulders so there isn't a lot of shaping to do.  A multi colour yarn will make it more interesting than using a plain colour (like James C Brett chunky marble)
Life's too short for ironing.

Lowena

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2017, 17:02:05 PM »
Sounds ideal Ploshy, now just got to source the components :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Francesca

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2017, 17:02:39 PM »
Lowena if you PM me your address I have a good book for you.

This was the first jumper I knitted, from a very chunky yarn though. It's nice and warm!

« Last Edit: November 20, 2017, 17:05:02 PM by Francesca »

Lowena

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 17:44:26 PM »
Thanks Fran, I'll do it now  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

b15erk

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 09:29:22 AM »
Have you made any progress Lowena?  That sweater of Fran's is lovely, and looks fairly simple.

I have to say, winter nights and knitting needles go very well together!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Lowena

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 09:31:22 AM »
No, J, I seem to have stalled. I can't find anywhere to look at actual patterns ( I need to read their complexity ) I'll have another look in town tomorrow
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Snowgoose

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 10:11:51 AM »
Have you looked here? http://www.allsquareknits.co.uk/index.htm there are some absolutely gorgeous patterns, all made of simple squares  :). I love, love these patterns!  Lovely pick-up-and-put-down knits and that happy glow when a square is finished, no losing heart halfway through a project because the project is broken down into a square repeated :)

You can do it  :D
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Robert Louis Stevenson

Francesca

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 10:15:20 AM »
I need to send you this book I have Lowena - it's wrapped and ready to go!

The jumper above is in the book but there are some others which could be good. The jumper above is knit in aran so it goes quick and it has lovely natural shaping due to the ribbing on the bottom.


Lowena

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 10:37:19 AM »
You're a star Fran, thank you so much  <3
I'll deffo take a look Snowy, thank you too. <3
I'm determined to make a jumper  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Acorn

Re: Easy Jumper
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 13:06:22 PM »
I think Aran is a lovely weight to knit - it grows nice and quickly, but doesn't feel as cumbersome as chunky sometimes does.
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