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by mops Moderator ( edited 10d ago ) 10d ago

I finished this one, ready for the gift/charity drawer. What appears to be a blue-ish stripe on the sleeve is a just shadow.

I did not do myself a favour when I started at the bottom, knitting in the round and then added the sleeves. It's very hard to cram the stitches from the sleeve in the space created by casting of 6 stitches. I should have knitted top-down.
Now there's a collection of navy and blue balls calling my name :) And I have some odd balls left of this type of yarn as well.

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by gerryvb 10d ago

great job !!!

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thanks!

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by RodnickBiljon 10d ago

beautiful job well done

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 10d ago

You did great and working in the round makes it easy to use up odd and ends of yarn. Love working from the top down because you know right away when the garment is wide enough. Too bad lately I am just not in the mood for a larger project and stick to scarfs and socks. You may get me going again.

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you. I saw a pattern the other day where odds and ends were used randomly for one row only and the purl side was used as the right side. It looked very nice - problem will be you have to think of how to deal will all the ends. Probably think of it as a steek, machine fasten them and knit two strip for buttons and buttonholes. I'll have to think about when the larger balls are used up.

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by dragonflyer 10d ago

Nice job...I have trouble knitting with two straight knitting needles...can't imaging one in the round...

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mops by mops 10d ago

It can be a bit of a struggle with 4 or 5 double pointed ones but those circular ones are easy to use. The first three rows are usually a bit wobbly after that the weight of the knitting keeps it nice and straight.
The first circular ones I bought came from the Needlewoman shop in Regent Street - that was when we lived in Ewell 45 years ago. And I've loved them ever since.

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by jrob Moderator 10d ago

It's lovely. You make miracles.

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you. Over 70 years of practice, although I did use patterns for a half of it.

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by graceandham 10d ago

These colors are dreamy together. I hope you have a collection of all your knitting on the recipients!

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you.

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by shirley124 10d ago

Very nice. i don't think I could attempt something like this. Lucky person who receives it. Hugs

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by asterixsew Moderator 10d ago

To be able to knit from the hem up or the neck down minus a pattern is a skill I don't have so congratulations on your jumper and I'm sure before long we will see another made from the wool not used for this.

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mops by mops 10d ago

I already started on another one..

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by jenne 10d ago

I envy all your knitting skills, I can do the knit and pearl stitch , but I never do anything with them, I would rather Quilt or sew. Beautiful sweater.

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mops by mops 10d ago

I find it very relaxing. No machine involved as in embroidery, sewing or quilting. I love that too, but find crocheting and knitting soothing when I need to take a rest or watch TV.

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by teun 10d ago

Wat een mooie trui,heb ik voor mijn kinderen ook al eens gebreid.
Lgr Lammy

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teun by teun 10d ago

Doppelt hällt besser, haha

mops by mops 10d ago

Dank je. Ik zal de dubbele verwijderen. Een echt Noors patroon kan heel mooi zijn, dit zijn zo maar wat probeersels uit de losse pols.

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by clintonmiss22 10d ago

Beautiful! I can only crochet, and then only flat things that don't have to be perfectly sized. Jealous! :0)

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you. I learned to knit before I learned crochet. I like to crochet - did a number of shawls and throws, but for clothing I prefer knitting.

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by pennifold 10d ago

It's gorgeous I love everybody's knitting on here!. Love Chris

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thanks Chris.

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by spendlove Moderator 10d ago

Well done - I've always liked circular yokes. Yours is lovely.

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you.

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by kustomkuddle 10d ago

Beautiful design. Whom ever receives it is sure to love it!

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you.

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by toogie 10d ago

Very nice. Anyone would love to receive this beautiful gift.

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mops by mops 10d ago

Thank you.

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by basketkase 10d ago

Beautiful, Martine.....I don't do well with charts, I get very confused so I envy those of you who can do this complcated patterns...

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mops by mops 10d ago

I did not use a chart, just tried out a few things. Only thing I calculated was when to decrease in the yoke. A raglan has 4x2 decreases every other row, I did 20 st every 10 rows (on average) - that varied a bit if it would mean decreases in a pattern. And as you can see I did a number of easy stripes. The tricky bit was the 3 colour one. It was such a simple idea, a 2x2 pink square, white around it an a blue surround. I am OK with two colours, but those two rows with three slowed me down considerably.

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