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2017-07-17 A Jumper For Our Friend.
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Jul 17, 2017 00:18:07   #
alan55
 
I offered to make a jumper for one of friends last year and with life getting in the way it never got done. Worse still is that we haven't been down to the city (Adelaide) since visiting her last time either which we'll have to do after our weekend away in August.

I've made a few jumpers based on this pattern in the past and this one with just changing the yarn and adjusting the row/stitch count to suit the tension square. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mens-drop-shoulder-sweater

Made with a cheap 8 ply variegated acrylic yarn at a cost of $AUD2 per 100 gram ball and used less than 7 balls of yarn all told. I first bought this yarn about 4 years ago but never used it though I did try it out and found I could get the right tension so I left it. A few weeks ago I bought some yarn wax with this project in mind and it worked through the LK150 ok at 5 on the carriage and 5 on the mast.

It was decided the neck band would look better if it was folded over and sewn in place which I finished doing this morning. The neck band, shoulder and sleeves are all joined together on the LK150 with only the side and sleeve seams done with blind stitch.
Just Hanging Around
Just Hanging Around...
Folded Neck
Folded Neck...
Drop Sholder Sleeve
Drop Sholder Sleeve...
1 x 1 Relatched Bands
1 x 1 Relatched Bands...
Barely Visible Seam
Barely Visible Seam...
Sleeve To Body Close Up
Sleeve To Body Close Up...
 
Jul 17, 2017 00:26:14   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Very nice, I think I have some of that yarn (or similar) at the bottom of my stash, must dig it out and see how much I have ☺
Jul 17, 2017 00:39:26   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
Lovely vibrant colours - they won't be able to miss that one in a crowd....great work.
Jul 17, 2017 04:32:19   #
Butterfly1943 (a regular here)
 
Love the color of your sweater. Nice pattern. Beautiful work.
Jul 17, 2017 04:32:19   #
Butterfly1943 (a regular here)
 
Love the color of your sweater. Nice pattern. Beautiful work.
Jul 17, 2017 06:23:57   #
cara
 
Beautiful Work Alan I have some Red Heart Mexicana I bought years ago in USA
worsted Weight as bright as this might use it up on KX350 similar to the LK150 - thanks for sharing.

Where can I find the pattern for the legwarmers you made recently need to get some done.
 
Jul 17, 2017 08:09:13   #
alan55
 
cara wrote:
Beautiful Work Alan I have some Red Heart Mexicana I bought years ago in USA
worsted Weight as bright as this might use it up on KX350 similar to the LK150 - thanks for sharing.

Where can I find the pattern for the legwarmers you made recently need to get some done.

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Jul 17, 2017 08:42:41   #
sharronaw
 
Beautiful workmanship! Every detail is so well done. Sharron
Jul 17, 2017 08:43:09   #
delite163
 
Love the Jumper great job.
Jul 17, 2017 13:50:44   #
Azzara (a regular here)
 
Lovely work Alan.
I am sure your friend will be thrilled with the gift.
Jul 18, 2017 07:02:13   #
jeannesmom (a regular here)
 
Beautiful and such perfect knitting!
 
Jul 18, 2017 07:44:45   #
alan55
 
Thanks all for the comments both past and future.


Azzara wrote:
Lovely work Alan.
I am sure your friend will be thrilled with the gift.


It's sort of a cross between gift and payment for services to be rendered.

Our friend Rosslyn is heavily into model railways and over time has also become skilled at doing soldering various things to do with the models and layout..

I've asked her to do some solder work on my trailer as I couldn't solder if my life depended on it. I have put a solar panel my bike's cargo tailer and only need the wiring to be done.
Jul 18, 2017 08:34:50   #
Kiwi in Texas (a regular here)
 
Those colors make for a happy sweater! Great job on the finishing!
Jul 18, 2017 09:06:04   #
janeknits2
 
Very nice job. Your patience shows with reforming 1x1 rib (I generally do 2x1 so kudos to you). And you did a perfect job (no split stitches) on attaching sleeve to body. Fun yarn choice too.
Sure to be well received and appreciated.
Jul 18, 2017 09:36:23   #
txgigi
 
Nice....bright colors.
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