Monday, 15 February 2016

The "Bobble" stitch jumper (1936)

Good afternoon everybody!

 The sunshine's back here, so I could take some snaps of another of my knitted jumpers that I'm impatient to share with the world: the "Bobble" stitch jumper.




This was absolutely my funniest knit ever!

This jumper kept me busy during last Autumn - it was started at the beginning of October and finished on the 22nd November. 

The making was pure bliss as I just loved those little bobbles and surprisingly they were not at all "tiresome to knit" as the magazine says. But then I did all the sewing in a couple of days because I wanted to have it ready to wear for a Sunday family lunch, and that was stressful and tiresome.



^The original jumper, published on Stitchcraft, November 1936 issue. 

I found the free pattern here, and it is already on Ravelry. By the way, if you're planning to knit it youself you'd better read this post- Liz gave some really useful advice and shared a great technique to work the bobbles which is a bit different from the one on the pattern and I think it works far better.




The original was made in Scotch Fingering 4ply, tension 7,5 stitches to the inch on No.9 (3,75 mm) needles. Size 34-36 inch bust (with zero or negative ease), length 19,5 inches. I used 3,5 mm needles for the main part and the ribbed collar and pocket, while the welt, cuffs and buttonhole placket (all knitted in k1, p1 rib) are worked on smaller needles (2,5 mm needles in fact).





  The only thing I changed is that I put three buttons at neck opening, simply because I chose to use some recycled ones I had in my stash - I thought they were perfect for this project but had just four in total, and one was for the pocket.

 Anyway, I'm very pleased with the result: the jumper's incredibly soft and comfortable, and oh! those lovely bobbles!!


And that's all for now. 
Have a nice day and a nice week, since it's Monday!
Bye!















3 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! The colour is gorgeous, the bobbles and collar are wonderful. Well done!

    I just discovered your blog today and will be following it as I've finally found someone who knits from vintage patterns! I haven't the skills yet, but it's great to see what can be done!

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  2. This is so beautiful! The colour is gorgeous, the bobbles and collar are wonderful. Well done!

    I just discovered your blog today and will be following it as I've finally found someone who knits from vintage patterns! I haven't the skills yet, but it's great to see what can be done!

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    1. Oh you're really too kind! And thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog! Anyway, vintage patterns are not that difficult, actually I think in most cases they're far clearer and easier to follow than modern ones. The crucial thing is to understand which style can suit you the best, then all you need is a bit of confidence and you'll be able to do whatever you want. Good luck! Love,
      Alida

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