Wednesday, 21 March 2012

New knitting project - Panelled Effect Lady's Jumper

I'm pretty sure that this post clearly outlined how besotted I am with the wonderful A Stitch in Time Vol.1, so it was only a matter of time before I got stuck in!


I know it's early days still, but I'm so excited about finishing this jumper! I think it will look great with trousers and skirts, tucked in or left out! Normally, I don't go for baby blue, but the Sirdar yarn was on offer and I instantly fell in love with the dark green and peach flecks.


Ironically, I chose the Panelled Effect Lady's Jumper because I thought I could practice my cable knitting. I soon found out though that the panels are instead constructed by knitting into a stitch a number of times. Very clever stuff!


Sadly, this does now mean that my poor Adeline cardi has been abandoned for now. As much as I love it and fully intend on finishing it one day, I really fancied a challenging knit which would keep me on my toes. And my current project certainly fits the bill!


A huge word of warning for any of you wishing to try out the Panelled Effect Lady's Jumper though - there's a mistake in the pattern quite early on which had me seriously stumped. But a quick Google search led me to this Ravelry page, which sets the record straight. Phew! I love you Google!

Have any of you made this pattern up? Are you happy with the end result?

11 comments:

  1. What a sweet jumper - perfect for Spring.I haven't made it but I concur that Ravelry is a lifesaver isn't it? It's always worth checking your patterns there before casting on to see if there are any glaring issues.

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    1. I hope I finish it for Spring, but I guess it could come in handy for the British summer too ;o) Ravelry is great, I think i'll do as you recommend for all patterns from now on!

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  2. Ooh, that looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the flecks in the wool. What make is it? Can you remember when you commented on my snood blog post and said you could never imagine being able to knit something like that... You've come a long way in a very short amount of time!

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    1. If I managed to look past the baby blue colour then it means it really is gorgeous! It's Sirdar Snuggly (4ply). And yes, I do remember thinking that I'd never be good enough to knit anything substantial, hehe! I actually can't believe how easy it was learning to knit, I guess because I enjoyed it so much, but I am very happy with my progress!

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  3. Oh, that is gonna be pretty. I just want to bury my face in that gorgeous yarn - it looks so soft & cloud-like!

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    1. I hope so, can't wait to finish it! And yes, the yarn is snuggly soft!

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  4. Wow, I'm seriously impressed Marie. You've come so far with your knitting in such a short space of time. That jumper is going to look wonderful and the style will suit your figure perfectly. Can't wait to see it finished. x

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    1. Thanks very much Jane! I'm enjoying knitting so much, even though it can be a slow process, I seem to find it very calming!

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  5. Seeing your beautiful knitting projects is making me finally consider learning to knit.

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    1. It's seeing other people's gorgeous knits that made me take the plunge and it's the most satisfying thing I've done in a long time. Give it a go Justine, I'm sure you'll love it!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the colour that you have chosen. Its beautiful.

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