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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« on: February 22, 2015, 10:17:58 am »
This one, also from tops, is Polwarth / Corriedale.  The purple is indie-dyed Polwarth from Freyalynn's Fibres, the grey is naturally coloured Corriedale from P&M Woolcraft, and the pinkies are dyed by me to go with the others, Corriedale tops from allinaspin on eBay.

Friends tell me the pic doesn't do the colours justice - and I think they're probably right.  I call it my Cumbrian Winter Sunset jumper!
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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 10:42:30 am »
I love that. It's just the sort of thing I would wear. Well done  :thumbsup:
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 07:54:24 pm »
Absolutely love it. Can you knit me one?  ;)

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2015, 08:50:13 pm »
Love the colours  :love:

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2015, 09:25:03 pm »
That's lovely  :love:

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2015, 11:13:27 pm »
You must have knitted that one really quickly  :knit: :knit: :knit: :relief:

The colours have come out very well.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Re: And quickly followed by my *second* handspun handknitted jumper!
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2015, 07:59:30 am »
Thank you everyone  ;D

I have been motoring on the knitting, as I wanted it done before lambing started and ideally before Feb Guild so I could wear it.  I did just get it finished, washed and dried in time for Guild on Saturday!

It's mainly stocking stitch, with just a bit of fancy stitching where seams would be if I weren't knitting in the round.  I mostly knitted it on my very long 3mm pins using my knitting belt - and I have to say, I can knit pretty fast that way!

It weighs a smidge over 500g and I knitted it over a period of 6 weeks.
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

 

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