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« on: April 27, 2012 09:21:36 AM »

I am still kind of new to knitting, but I started knitting this as a cowl-come-scarf-neck-warmer thing and it kind of snowballed.

it's made from whatever the heck yarn I could get in the sales, hence the mixture of boucl and variagated. they're acrylic wool blends, but both match in chemical makeup so washing shouldn't be too much of a hassle. that said, I am intending to hand wash only cos it's taken me fricking ages and I don't want to "kill" it.

I appologise for the photographs. I could have gone all neat and tidy, not worn jammies etc but I'm feeling really ill right now, but so pleased I've finished what feels like a mammoth project and seen it through to the end.

It was worked top down, and seamless, and features a "super stretchy bind off" found on youtube on the cuffs and bottom hem.
I think this outfit wouldn't be out of place at Ascot, along with a hat made from a wellington boot and a cocktail glass full of Oolong tea in my hand.

so. yeah. Randomnity over, here is my Magnum Opus. Also, sorry for the duckface. the child who took the photos thinks it's hillarious so I just went with it.

and I am NEVER knitting another pullover without a pattern. Ok so this could be a bit more fitted on the belly, but I like it and it's comfy so it's staying as it is. also I think frogging and reknitting it would just about KILL me psychologically so it's staying as-is.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012 10:05:39 AM »

Looks pretty; well done! (and love your pictures too!  Cheesy)

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012 10:06:42 AM »

Its a pj day all over the UK, rock that "cowl that turned into a jumper"  Mrs F!!  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012 04:13:04 PM »

You are adorable! I could never just randomly create something like this, aside from the fact that I don't knit. I have to use patterns for everything so I applaud your skills. It looks like it isn't supposed to be more fitted in the belly, like it might take away from the comfiness of it. So go you, comfy Flibble.

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