Friday, April 8, 2011

Rugged Jumper

One Rugged Jumper.
For CNG (Cute Neighbour Guy)or more correctly CP (Cute Partner).
Wool, Paton's Wilderness although the pattern called for Rowan cocoon.
Pattern from Simply Knitting UK knitting magazine.
I love this jumper, I wasn't sure when I began but when you're asked to knit 'a rugged jumper' and you just happen to turn up a pattern saying it's a rugged jumper what can a knitter do but cast on. Even if it looks a wee bit odd. Of course I had to find a substitute mainly because I like both my arms and legs and didn't want to have to part with them to pay for Rowan's Cocoon; which though delightful at $20.99 a ball is too much.
So I hunted and researched and found Wilderness by Paton's which is similar enough to do a good job, brilliant job in fact.
It's knitted on big needles and just looks and feels like the snuggliest thing on the planet unless you knit it during the hottest part of the summer. Which I did. which is why I'm glad it's finished. Next project please!!


Bonnie said...

It is fabulous!

Willow said...

It looks perfect!

Thimbleanna said...

Haha -- CNG has been upgraded! The sweater looks great -- I'll bet he loves it!

Jane said...

Thats a lovely looking jumper. lucky CP. Jane x

Jane said...

Thats a lovely looking jumper. lucky CP. Jane x

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Great jumper!!

raining sheep said...

Wow! you are a star. That looks amazing and the yarn is so perfect. Good work. Hope you are having a great easter.