Handspun, hand knitted rainbow jumper

It takes a lot of time to spin the wool and then knit a big jumper. We do it because we love it. Janette’s jumper is beautifully soft. It’s a generous size because she believes in knitting for the bigger people in life. The jumper is made from boldly coloured merino tops plied with light alpaca. The resultant look it very effective because the alpaca tones down the bright colours without losing their cheerful impact. There’s  just about a whole rainbow in this jumper!

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Show and tell

Janette: Limes and silverbeet.

Cathy : Crochet and knitted fingerless mittens from Margaret’s idea. Pinks, tans, green and browns. Oddments from her blanket last week.

Marina: Fingerless gloes, work in progress. Pinks, purples and blues.

Hilary:  3 skeins of spun wool . One from a wool batt of Alexis’ very popular Tasmanian Blue gum colours. Two from carded wool , silk, mohair and hand dyed colours in greens, blues aqua and yellow.

Christine : Art yarn in merino wool in coral and grey;   crochet mobius scarf in the softest merino wool  in clues and greys.

Wendy: Cream, hand knitted Aran jumper in the O’Brien clan pattern. Probably 10 ply wool and hand knitted in Ireland. For her husband. People were guessing it would have taken a good kilo of handspun wool.

Man’s jumper

Another big project done and dusted! Marjorie’s husband’s jumper is very impressive and well worth all the time and effort. Not everything can be accomplished quickly and long haul projects take a long time! This is made from home spun Corriedale wool so it ‘s the natural fleece colour and the spinning required to make enough wool for a jumper this size is a big job in itself. Then Marjorie knitted the jumper. It’s a clever jumper because it is reversible. If you turn it inside out you get a really nice ridge pattern. Her husband now has two jumpers for the price of one. Great effort on that one, Marjorie. We all loved it.

Beautiful jumper

man's jumperWe loved Janette’s jumper. We loved the colours and the pattern of the stitches. The colours are those of our beach front if you take a walk along the beach here. Janette is very good at spinning the colours of our natural environment. She has made it as a gift for a special occasion. It’s for a man and with a charcoal scarf it would be so warm . The winds have been icy here this year. Janette likes to make big jumpers and jackets because she is a champion of generously proportioned people. She knows not everyone is tiny and petite . She knows big people have trouble finding things to wear by way of hand spun and hand knitted garments so Janette likes to make good quality garments for the bigger people in  life. It really is the colours in this which make it a stand out jumper. jumper stitches