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Skully Jumper

Another step forward in my knitting!

Skully Sweater



Skully Sweater

Woooo!!! Finally I completed a "big" project, a jumper for myself. I've been meaning to take the plunge into making a jumper for myself.
The endless stockinette was incredibly tedious at some points, but I'm glad I stuck with it!
The skull pattern was a great way to break up the monotony as well.

Skully Sweater

Pattern: Skully from Stitch 'n Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Yarn: Moda Vera, Poetic. Earth: 10 balls, Cream: 2 balls
Needles: Size 6.5mm (US 10 1/2)

It's a very simple sweater; it's big and baggy with no waist shaping at all. I have discovered the evils of having to sew massive stretches of knit fabric together. It's well worth it, just.. tiring.
It fits well, although a little bit tight around the upper arms. It's a 100% wool yarn as well, which means it's a little bit itchy; best worn with a long-sleeved t-shirt under it.
Happily (in this sense only) it's been quite chilly here, especially in the evenings, so I've had a couple of opportunities to wear it around the house.

I'm very proud of myself! Onto the next one!

Skully Sweater

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m0053
Mar. 2nd, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Wow! I'm completely in awe of anybody able to complete such a big project with such beautiful results! The skulls are very cute looking. And 12 balls of yarn! Gah!
kanawinkie
Mar. 2nd, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hahaha yeah, somehow I'm magically able to turn anything into "cute" just by proximity! I like S's description of them as "unimpressed" haw!

It was a bit of a slog, especially those front and back panels, but a great learning experience. I can totally do sweaters! I just need to make sure they're interesting ;)
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kanawinkie
Mar. 2nd, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Hehehe, aww... I've generally always leaned towards the "pirates" in the "pirates vs ninjas" debate. It comes with a pretty healthy appreciation for skulls! ;)

I.. knit the front panel and most of the back in a couple weeks time about a month ago, and then the stockinette drove me mad so I had to put it aside for a little while... then I picked it up and knit the rest of the back and then the two sleeves over a period of two weeks, I'd say? The pattern of the skills made the sleeves go MUCH more quickly since it was interesting... if there was no pattern I imagine I'd still be working on them now *grins*

Apart from it being a bit itchy, it is SO COMFY and just the thing to snuggle up in while the weather's turned cool and blustery outside (with a cup of tea and some knit socks, of course!)
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synnabar
Mar. 2nd, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, awesome!!!! :D
kanawinkie
Mar. 2nd, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, you!!
starfallz
Mar. 2nd, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Congrats! I may be a bit weird and like making up the sweaters at the end.
kanawinkie
Mar. 2nd, 2010 10:05 pm (UTC)
I managed to get into a pretty decent "trance" while sewing up the ends which made it go by faster, but I do have to admit I found it a chore; probably because I was so excited about FINALLY FINISHING A SWEATER OMG!!!1! That I wanted it done -right away-. I bet if I had put it aside for a couple of minutes I would have approached all that sewing in a different light!
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