Monday, 3 October 2011

Boucle Jumper

Hi, I have not had time to blog as have been weaving and knitting.  Yes, I eventually got up to the roofspace to my chunky machine and knit a jumper.  This is one I have been planning since last year.
It is made from King Cole Misty DK and is a boucle wool, so you use the wrong side when making up the jumper. The pattern is from Machine Knitting Monthly October 2010.  The neck is hand knit on size 5mm needles.

 I am pleased with it but the wool was a nightmare to knit.  The wool would go into a thin strand and seemed to stick to itself and somehow when casting off, the stitches would drop.

It is the first jumper I have sewn up on my Hague and it is a dream - I love it.


Phil said...

It looks great Andrea - love the colours. Do you have the standard Hague or a chunky one? I have a grey standard one, need to use it more!!

Andrea said...

Thank you. I have a standard Hague with a manual handle. I used to hate sewing up by hand and pieces of a garment would stay in a bag for weeks but the Hague made it easy. In fact, I enjoyed it.