This has taken longer than expected.

I started knitting this jumper after visiting my daughter in Canberra way back in May.  The wool is from a frogged jumper and I wrote about it here.

The original piece of knitting was this one which was knitted in 2011.

It was a wrap that could be worn many different ways.

All was going well with the new jumper.  I had knitted the main part of the jumper as far as mid abdomen and then I knitted a sleeve to make sure I would have enough wool to finish, if not I would be able to use a similar colour for the band at the bottom of the body. I then tried on the jumper only to find that it was far too big so I unravelled the lot and started again with a smaller size.  That is why it has taken so long.

I am now almost finished.  I just have to complete the bottom band.  I thought I was going to run out of wool and I visited the wool shop to see if they had any similar wool but unfortunately no.  I then thought I might have kept some left over wool from when I had knitted the original jumper and I was lucky, there was a ball and a half.  I will have enough wool now to finish.

Obviously it is looking a bit crumpled as I still have to block it when finished.

It does look good on the dressmaking dummy.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    It makes my heart sink to think you had to unravel it all and start again, but what you’ve got now looks wonderful.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you Lorna. I will wait to see how it looks on my daughter. I think it may require further alterations.

  2. Catherine says:

    Oh no, what a trial this one has been! Well done for persevering – it looks great!

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you Catherine. After blocking the jumper I am not so pleased with it as I think it has too much shaping on the sides but I will wait until my daughter tries it on and then decide what to do. I may have to redo the lower part of the body.

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