Monday, February 22, 2010

Klaralund

Finally, I have finished my first knitted jumper. I started this jumper about 2 years ago, then I had to unravel it. I lost a bit of weight which I didn't expect after my 3rd child, Little Lou. He is a big eater - he's 14kg and I'm still breast feeding him. Some days I think food goes in my mouth out my breasts. So now I have a bit yarn left over for a scarf or gloves.


The pattern I used is Klaralund from Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton. It's a very easy pattern and is just 4 pieces sewn together. I made the body a bit shorter as I wasn't sure how it was going to look. I think that if I knitted it longer it would have been a tent on me. The sleeves are a bit long but it's not going to bother me too much. I'm happy that I have finally finished it and I learned a new stitch, mattress stitch, to sew my jumper together without showing where it has been joined.
I used Noro Wool 84 J, a mix of reds greens brown and pinks. I love this colour way.

14 comments:

softearthart said...

It is lovely, I am no knitter, so admire people who can. thanks for your kind words about my rainbow. cheers Marie

karisma said...

It looks great! I wish I could lose a bit of weight, I seem to be putting in on lately and I have not even been eating much! Must be my age! LOL!

SeaStar said...

Looks Great!

Amber said...

Oh that is great. Looks beautiful..xx

childhood magic said...

Beautiful! I admire your talent :)

Stacy said...

Nice job! It's lovely.

Ariad said...

I love it, well done. The colours are beautiful!
And I know what you mean about feeding a hungry babe. Sometimes I feel like Tui is sucking the weight off me!

Mette aka mettuska said...

That´s so pretty! The colours are awsome :)

Redbeet Mama said...

Gorgeous - both you and the sweater.

I would love to make one for myself.

Nicole
http://redbeetmama.blogspot.com/

Jenn said...

you look lovely!

Appleshoe said...

It's beautiful and so are you. I love the colors.

Cords said...

Fabulous jumper, my hands just can't knit so I just settle for admiring others work. Oh and I'm there with you mama, my boy drinks and drinks and has made me into a stick insect! Ha!

Leanne said...

Your knitting is beautiful...I am hoping to just finish a project a started last year!

Julie said...

Congratulations!!! beautiful pattern. I love to knit but so far can only make scarves, cushion covers and blankets. Want to try slippers this winter.