Yeay - just finished the Erika Knight Funnel neck sweater.

I really love this New Zealand wool too - it is going to be such a warm jumper.

I was too impatient and haven't blocked it yet.

14 ply and on 6mm needles, it came up so quickly :)

have a good weekend boys!


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PieintheSky88's picture

Looks beautiful! I'm sure once it's blocked it'll look fabulous =) I am so envious of you guys who can seemingly crank out these sweaters...

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Bill's picture

That's a simple and elegant design...LOVE it!

albert's picture

Exellent work, Paul! What is it that you like about this NZ yarn, and what is it called; who is the manufacturer?

philvm's picture


sorry for my english... normally I speak French...

That is one beautiful sweater. I'd like to know more about the yarn, too.

ronhuber's picture

What a beautiful pattern and knitted so nicely. The colour is perfect. What is the top rib - it looks like a 5x2. Well done.

Pinecone's picture

Very nice!

dannvictoria's picture

Love the simplicity of the sweater. I am really lazy with blocking sweaters, I block it after the first washing.

QueerJoe's picture

Perfectly classic sweater and like others have mentioned, you used the perfect color wool for this project. I'm sure you'll be wearing that sweater during the cold season a lot.

scottly's picture

I'm oooing and ahhhing all over the place. Great sweater/jumper!!!! Makes me want to try one.

wesley's picture

It's perfect. Classic, with just enough detail. Really beautiful.

purlyman's picture

The yarn looks so comfortable - and there's something about basic gray that seems so perfect!! You did a fabulous job. Sometimes I just never get around to blocking... if it fits!!


Buck Strong's picture

Mmmm.....looks cozylicious. Nice job!

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Paul. I really like the way the ribbing pattern blends so well into the neck. I may have to use it in a future project. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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grandcarriage's picture

Oh my. I just wrote up a pattern for a sweater nearly identical to this: just change the size of the ribs and turn them into staggered twisted cables and you have my sweater design. I even have the same v stagger over the chest. Whoops. Just goes to show, there really isn't much that new under the sun.

You did beautiful work. It looks great.

PS: Your body heat/moisture can also block a sweater...says the man who has also been too impatient to "properly" block a sweater before wearing.

Kerry's picture

Looks great Paul, and I love the colour.

rc_in_sd's picture

Great job, Paul - way to go!

PaulJMC's picture

Thanks so much boys for all the encouragement!

the Rib is actually a 3 / 2

The wool is "Naturelle" Chunky 14 ply - made by a company called 'naturally' in Auckland, New Zealand.

What Iliked most about it was the rugged nature of the yarn. It is soft but looks like it could be course. I thnk it is a very "blokey" jumper.

Paul :)

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Bill's picture

You Aussies have such a way with words!
"Blokey" sounds much better than "butch"...!