Monday, February 18, 2013

Knitted jumper


I cannot quite believe it is actually finished and that it actually fits.
And I wouldn't mind knitting another one either. I would prefer to follow a pattern created by an experienced knitter next time, though.

This was really quite an experiment. Maybe because I don't have much knitting experience and because I really don't understand the language used in knitting patterns. But like many other times when sewing clothes the adventurer in me thought, "How difficult can it be?"

Well, the lady at the shop where I bought the wool couldn't wish me luck often enough after I had told her about my plan (basically 4 rectangles sewn together with some minor add ons or take aways).

I've learned quite a few things about knitting. Also, that counting is definitely not my thing.
How do you keep track of rows and stitches?


10 comments:

nest full of eggs said...

I use StitchMinder

Os Tartarouchos said...

You can use a row counter http://www.tejeme.com/es/complementos/155-cuentavueltas-de-aguja-155.html

http://www.elbauldelaabuelita.com/product.php?id_product=184

You are a genius, all you make is always wearable! What is your secret?

Love it!

Steph VW said...

Eventually, you learn to "read" your knitting and can count rows and stitches easily. It takes time, though. Both Knitty and Knitting Help websites are good resources. As is Ravelry.

Great job - I love the colours of the yarn.

lightbluegrey said...

A beauty! Well done! And Trula style :)

la casita said...

it came out quite well...use a row counter, I have one that is japanese and it's flower shaped, kind of necklace...very, very useful!
x

Bichos da Matos said...

It's beautiful, love the colors and the model, well done!

LEPÄÄVÄ ESTEETIKKO said...

Cute, reminds me of your doll princess clothes!

Amalia said...

Después de un año, por fin puedo decir que entiendo los patrones :), ¡ánimo, es cuestión de tiempo!

No sé si conoces Ravelry ya, si no es así, échale un vistazo ;)

Te animo también a que te atrevas con las agujas circulares, no more seams!




Andrea @ little buckles said...

Love this! I'm actually doing the same thing (four rectangles) and my experienced knitter mum in law thinks I'm bonkers. I'll show her this :)

Sky Turtle said...

This is beautiful! I would love to give knitting another try, but I am afraid I will get bored in the middle of the project...