As you probably know I love Disney and I enjoy knitting and recently I have been trying my hand at crochet. There are so many knitted and crocheted things out there I have decided to pick some of my favourite Disney related items.
A while back I showed a peek of some yarns I was planning on knitting with…well one of them is well on its way to becoming a fully fledged garment. I am ashamed to say the other…well there is a good chance it will be abandoned. It is a lacy shawl and I have never really mastered Lace and I don’t think I have the patience to keep going.
It has been a pretty easy pattern to follow, although I did make a stupid error! The pattern is for a Waistcoat and Cardigan so the instructions say to follow Waistcoat until ** I then forgot to go back to the Cardigan instructions and ended up with a super, super long and wrong shaped front!! I pulled it back and it was still too long…third time lucky I got it right. Luckily this yarn was very easy to pull back and re-knit with. I also changed the pockets, rather than knitting the pocket front and sewing it on at the end I incorporated it into the fronts, this was a technique I learnt on the Professional Finishing Workshop I did last month.
I would definitely recommend the Chunky with Merino yarn for a cosy sweater/cardigan or even a blanket…but that’s another post!! It is lovely and soft, very easy to knit with and knits up quick.
Hopefully, I will be able to show off the completed Cardigan soon 🙂
Well I did it, I managed to finish my jumper for #xmasjumperday. I am so pleased with how it has turned out.
I was convinced it wasn’t going to fit together when I sewed it up or that it would be too small, but I am happy to say it has come out fab, even if I don’t say so myself! I have to confess I had a little help from my mum, she knitted my sleeves for me!!
I added a couple of embellishments to my finished jumper:
I learnt many things whilst knitting this project and I won’t be knitting myself another garment in dk yarn for a very long time!!!
The pattern used was out of the Wendy Festive Knits Book (340). I used King Cole Glitz as my main colour and the White eyes, Hayfield DK with Wool for the Reindeer and Country Style DK for the dark brown areas.
Last year I desperately wanted to knit myself a Christmas Jumper, however I deliberated and deliberated and then it was too late!
So this year I decided I would start early and make myself a jumper ready for #xmasjumperday on the 13th December! Back in September I decided on my pattern and picked my yarn. I also attended a workshop about knitting with colour…it is a good job as I would have had no clue how to do the pattern.
After the workshop I was raring to go and set myself a target of the end of October to finish the front…well it is now November and I am almost done…with the front!
I have used a Wendy pattern, King Cole Glitz for the main jumper and white areas, Hayfield DK with wool and Sirdar Country Style Dk for the other colours. The King Cole Glitz has knitted up really well, it is very soft for an acrylic yarn.