Knitting - Jumpers

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  1. It's time to share hobbies. Mine is knitting. i'm currently doing a cross stitch jumper with cross iron 3 needles (purchased from Woolies). The stitch is interwoven with a ply cross, and the wool is a mix of pure and coloured New Zeland mountain sheep. The pattern is:


    To fit bust: in30 (32:34:36:38:40)
    Actual measurement: in32 (34-1/2:37-1/2:40-1/2:43-1/2:46)
    Full length: in19 (19-1/2:20:20-1/2:21:21-1/2)

    Sleeve length: in4-1/2 (4-1/2 4-1/2:4-1/2:4-1/2:4-1/2)

    TENSION: 22 sts and 30 rows to in4 over Pattern on size 8
    MATERIALS: Double Knitting G100 3
    Knitting Needles: UK size 8 & UK size 10
    Stitch Holders; 3 Buttons


    ssk: Sl2 sts knitways one at a time then insert left-hand
    needle into fronts of these 2 sts from the left and knit them

    1st Row: K1, * k1, k2together, yfwd, k1, yfwd, ssk, k2; rep from
    * to end.
    2nd and every alt Row: Purl.
    3rd Row: K1, * k2together, yfwd, k3, yfwd, ssk, k1; rep from *
    to end.
    5th Row: K2together, * yfwd, k5, yfwd, s1, k2together, psso; rep
    from * end last rep ssk.
    7th Row: K1, * yfwd, ssk, k3, k2together, yfwd, k1; rep from *
    to end.
    9th Row: K1, * k1, yfwd, ssk, k1, k2together, yfwd, k2; rep from
    * to end.
    11th Row: K1, * k2, yfwd, s1, k2together, psso, yfwd, k3; rep
    from * to end.
    12th Row: Purl.

    Rep these 12 rows.

    The results are excellent when applying the cross handed double method. Anyone else like to knit?
  2. I used to and I believe I hold the record for the longest "Dr WHO" scarf in the world 8) 8)
  3. You sad, sad, man. I would say you should get out more, but perhaps you had better not. You could be very, very dangerous.
  4. LWM, did you use a cross ply or double handed stitch?
  5. I don't knit but a bit of basket weaving now and again goes down a treat.
  6. WOW, I actually do basket weaving on a Sunday afternoon !! I didn't want anyone to know, so I always say I'm going out for a beer on a Sunday cos I thought it sounded a bit poofish being a basket case weaver !! Have you attempted the Mongolian Circle basket Blacky?
  7. Reference my technique a la Dr WHO was sometime ago and i was merely a novice Sensai :oops: :D
  8. The Ulan Bator Basket Weaving and Stella Quaffing courses are quite good to get the real feel for the Mongolian Circle basket.

    Held every second Thursday night at 7.30 in the Red Yak 17 Gur St Ulan Bator Mongolia. Please bring your own basket making necessities. Stella (or curdled horse milk if you are driving) is provided.
  9. PS - Gunny do you have a pattern for a Jersey Heavy Wool ??

    If so please post as mine has shrunk in the wash.
  10. I have the knitting pattern upstairs, I'll go and have a look for you.
  11. So Gunny do you knit your own character jumpers?

    You might want to see MC about a little side line in designing the ARRSE members personalised patter...... :wink:
  12. As Gunny is good as this sort of stuff, I was wondering if he could knit a few thousand of these to order? :wink:
    Replacement for nodding dog
  13. I knit condoms for the catholic church.
  14. Gunny, have you got anything on tanktops? I was wanting something in a lime green to go with my balaclava and paisly gloves (its cold on wimbledon common in the early hours)