November 7, 2007

FO – Dad’s Jumper

Filed under:Finished Objects,News! — Aileen @ 11:41

Ok, it was two weeks late but it’s finished, it fits and he loves it!

Ribbed Cross-Over Collar

The Infamous Short Rows

Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto, 14 balls (hilariously I bought 6 initially thinking I might get away with it… delusion!)

Needles: 4mm for the whole thing, didn’t bother going down a size for the ribbing.

Pattern: Guided by Barbara Walker’s Knitting From The Top, it’s a top-down V-neck raglan. Very straight forward.

Modifications: I added an extra inch under each arm for added movement. I didn’t work a mitred V-neck, working a flat collar instead and sewing it down. Added the afterthought short rows on the back to make it a little longer – this was a total success.

If I were to do it again, I would make it 40″ around and not 39″ for added ease. I would probably stick in some short rows at the back of the neck before I worked the collar too. I plan on working out some numbers to get started on my first of a few Christmas projects… onwards and upwards!



  1. Looks gorgeous, both sweater and model 🙂

    Comment by Mary — November 7, 2007 @ 13:48

  2. Magnificent work, handsome papa.

    Comment by Kristen — November 7, 2007 @ 18:27

  3. Lovely sweater, super-cute dad!

    Comment by Laura — November 7, 2007 @ 18:55

  4. It won’t just be the great jumper your dad looks proud of!
    Well done on ALL your achievements.

    Comment by Karen — November 7, 2007 @ 19:55

  5. That jumper looks great! And congrats on the piece of paper!

    Comment by Mairin — November 7, 2007 @ 23:54

  6. gorgeous colour, looks great on your Dad – he looks so proud in it 🙂

    Comment by abe-hap — November 8, 2007 @ 01:50

  7. wow, that turned out great! really suits your da too.

    Comment by elise — November 8, 2007 @ 09:29

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