Or that should be…
“Blue, blue, tealy blue. That’s the colour of Ben’s new top .That I just Knit!……Blueooooooo!” (to be warbled to the tune of “Sound and Vision“….)
Apologies to all David Bowie fans out there. I couldn’t resist – at least you couldn’t hear me singing that – I knit far, far better than I sing! I do most things better than I sing actually 😯
Yep – I’ve finished Ben’s Bowie jumper. It was a pleasure to knit. A pattern I’d recommend to you. I particularly liked the neck line on this one – quite easy to make shorter for men who don’t like high necks too.
I finished with the merest scrap of yarn left…
The sleeves took 2 balls and about 4 rows worth of another ball each. As I said in my last post, the back took nearly 5 balls, the front – 4.5 balls and the neck (which is quite large) took the rest!
I’m a little unhappy that it was so close (especially as I bought an extra ball) because I wasn’t able to lengthen the sleeves as I would normally for
chimp-boy I mean Ben. They are OK (after some spirited pressing) but Ben would have liked them a tad longer.
All thing considered, I think it’s a success and I’m massively relieved that I managed to finish it with the yarn I had.
What do you think of it?
Ben likes it (phew). His insightful comment was,
“Hmmm, warm and snuzzley”
He then proceeded to wear it for the next two days which, I think, said much more! 🙂
I would have blamed the stingy yarn amounts on subbing the yarn but this pattern appears in Rowan’s “Pure Wool Collection” as “Edan” (identical so far as I could tell, standing in Liberty, looking at the pattern books!) and has the same yarn requirements – it’s even the same number of balls for the next size up!
Looks the same huh?
I’m all for recycling but to republish a pattern under a different name? Oh well – It’s a good pattern and it means it’s still available!
I’ll be watching Beelzebub’s progress with her Edan to see if she has the same problem….it might just be that my tension is a little tight… 😳
|Completed Knit Report|
|Pattern:||from Jaeger JB28 by Martin Storey|
|Yarn:||Rowan Pure Wool DK|
|Pattern Problems:||only just had enough yarn – even with an extra ball|
|Pattern Modifications:||short-rowed shoulders as ever….|
|Washing and Wearing:||not washed yet, Ben said “Warm and Snuzzley”|
|Knit It Again???:||Yes – if I can find a man who wants one!|
|Difficulty:||Easy (if you can do cables)|
|Other Postings Relating To This One:||Knitting for Ben|