Saturday, 29 September 2012

After a quick chunky knit?

Oh my word! If you're looking for a quick chunky knit for winter, look no further my friends! You may remember seeing the first few rows of my recently started Sirdar Raglan Jacket in my last post, but since then it's grown unbelievably fast, despite me being a slow knitter.

In just a couple of evenings in front of the telly (watching the likes of Boardwalk Empire, Sons of Anarchy and so on) I've finished the entire back. I can't believe that I might actually be wearing this cosy baby this winter!


The pattern has been really easy so far – some double moss stitch, followed by a few knit rows and finished off with stocking stitch.


And in case you're tempted, here's a close-up of the pattern and yarn. I'm using Sirdar's Raglan Jacket pattern - it recommends using Big Bamboo, but I've gone with Denim Ultra which is a similar weight/type of yarn.


Have you got any tried and tested quick knitting projects?

30 comments:

  1. Wow, that's looking great! Chunky knits grow so wonderfully quickly, don't they? You'll be wearing it in next to no time.

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  2. It looks fab! I do like your yarn and colour. I'm a fan of Sirdar yarn, it's good quality, cheaper than most, and machine washable! Good luck with the rest of it. :)

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    1. You're right, you know where you stand with Sirdar!

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  3. Very nice, but - hey! Have you changed your design? Love the sewing pattern illustrations.

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    1. I have Karen, thanks for noticing!

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  4. woww You are a fast knitter... looking great

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    1. No Rachel, it's a fast pattern ;o)

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  5. That's amazing that it knits up so quickly. At that rate you'll be showing us the results in a week or two!

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  6. Ooooh I love it! I am very tempted! x

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  7. How exciting! What's more fun than a quick knit?! Can't wait to see this finished!

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    1. The answer is, 'nothing is more fun'! ;o)

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  8. Ooh! That looks lovely and cozy :)

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  9. Gorgeous! I love a quick knit.

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  10. Thats looks fab! makes me want to take knitting more seriously

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  11. This is looking soo good :) I love the look of chunky knits :)

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  12. Oh I love the look of this cardigan, I'm still trying to finish a scarf from eons ago! Can't wait to see you finished project on you this winter!!!! No pressure....

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  13. Good progress! I say it's the darker colder evenings that seem to be producing knit energy! Hmm, chunky knit, that's a good idea!! That is going so be such a cosy cardi!

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    1. You're totally right...wintery weather makes me want to knit so much more than sew!

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  14. SO....COZY.... that sweater looks like it's gonna be the best. You are MUCH smarter than I. The pattern I ended up choosing for this year's project uses sock weight yarn and 4mm needles. SHOOT ME NOW. I'll be lucky if it's done in 5 years.

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    1. Nah, I'm not smarter! I too am working on a sock yarn jumper on 4mm needles, but it's taking so long that I had to switch to something quick for now. I'll revisit the endless one after again! Haha!

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  15. Amazing!! Nothing beats a quick fix chunky knit! I might just have to copy this...x

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    1. Yay, maybe I've set a winter trend eh!?!

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  16. Oh wow this is just gorgeous - I love the design and the wool you're using - just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks Joanne...hope the finished thing ends up looking good!

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  17. It looks great! Am kind of tempted to start knitting again now.

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