start od first ever sweater!!

I thought I'd share with you my first, certain to be doomed sweater knitting project.

here it is, the start of THE sweater that will make sure you'll never want to knit another 'joukahainen' sweater ever again, and it's in Big Bird yellow!! YAY

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Well it's looking good so far.

PhilNmtl's picture

I love the Big Bird yellow Jonathan. But you are probably, officially, going to have to stop pretending that your knitting skills are seriously limited. The truth is out! :-) It looks beautiful, evenly knit and even huggable.


MMario's picture

yeah - don't knock your own skill - that fabric would *show* any mistakes...... and it doesn't.


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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Wonderful knitting, Jonathan. That shade of yellow wouldn't look good on me but I can see you in it, looking very dashing. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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murfpapa's picture

Looks good to me and Very much love that color. What kind of yarn is it?

jonathan1986's picture

its patons 100% wool from the 'Fairytale colour for Me' line, it's actually wool from a childrens line, but I like wearing bright colours in winter just to liven everything up a little.

jessemkahn's picture

looks like it's going very well so far. give yourself more credit!!

and, this is on good information, big bird is a nudist underneath that feathery costume.

cashmere knight's picture

Hey there Jonathon,

No need to be so 'anti-climactic' about it at all...that is a WONDERFUL start on a sweater. Nothing wrong with the colour, either. Forge ahead, ready for success!

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." --Albert Einstein

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Paul81's picture

Hello! I'm also knitting my first jumper, I started about 6 monthes ago, it has been an epic journey. I've made mistakes and had to completely re-knit the front panel after knitting plaits patterned down instead of up (I thought I could ignore the error, alas, no) and I had to re-knit a sleeve (control freak issues), but I began blocking last night and it's all ready to stitch together (see picture). Jumpers rule. The sense of acheivement compares with turning the heel of your first sock. Go bravely onwards! Goodluck!

jonathan1986's picture

6 months??? I can't wait 6 months.....It's now or never, I tend to get bored knitting one colour only so I need speed in knitting. Cool that you've made it to the end of your first jumper though! kudos!

TheKnittingMill's picture

Looks great to me Jonathon and I love the color!! I think it will look quite smart on you! Forge ahead with confidence and pride in your work!

“Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.”
-- E. Zimmermann, Knitting Without Tears

mrossnyc's picture

I love the color and I think it looks great so far. Keep going and enjoy the process.

crmartin's picture

I think your start looks great, you need to be less critical of yourself, you're doing a great job.



Elemmaciltur's picture

Well, it looks good to me sofar. You know I'm around if you ever need help...just PM me on Rav.

jonathan1986's picture

Don't worry......I will PM you me, you had better warn your partner that you'll have to stay home for a few weeks to help a complete stranger knit a jumper!

kylewilliam's picture

I think you're much better than you think you are... the stitches are gorgeously even and the yellow is awesome! I think you're doing great as long as it's sort of fitting you - just double check the sizing to make sure it'll fit... other than that you're going to have no problems!




jonathan1986's picture

well I kind of did it the other way around, I usually wear an M, but I'm knitting an XL, just to take shrinkage into account

teejtc's picture

I think it looks great -- and the XL is probably the way to go. I'm under the impression it tends to run quite small.

Keep up the great work! Looking forward to seeing how it progresses.

Grace and Peace,

BuduR's picture

I think it looks great, can't wait to see it finished. I'm starting a sweater too right after these market bags are finished.

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