Purl Soho jumperPosted: February 17, 2020 Filed under: Colourmart, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitting, Purl Soho | Tags: Colourmart, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Knitting, Purl Soho 13 Comments
I have been knitting this jumper for what feels like forever between other projects. It’s been finished a while, and waited patiently for a decent photo to be taken. Since that didn’t happen please forgive the quick picture taken with my Kindle.
In the interests of reducing stash I dug deep and found this lovely cashmere and wool mix bought at Colourmart way back in 2017 (post here). I wish I could say that it has reduced the stash by a large percentage but I’m afraid there’s still lots left. More fun for later 😉.
The pattern is the Ribbed Raglan Pullover by Purl Soho. I have used their patterns before and found them to be well written and easy to follow. This one was very appealing because, like some of the Elizabeth Zimmerman jumpers I’ve made, it starts from the neckline. When you aren’t entirely confident about the amount of yarn you have this seems like a good option as you can always make it shorter if needed. The pattern had options for different sleeve lengths too which I may use next time ….. because there will definitely be another of these made.
Despite the start to this post this isn’t a terribly difficult knit. It can occasionally get a little dull – there’s lots of ribbing to be knitted here – but once you’ve got below the arms it becomes a great tv project.
I didn’t want the cast offs to look like the usual ‘hand knits’ on this so I spent a considerable time doing a sewn bind off. A considerable time. I’m glad to say it looks great, and I have worn this a fair amount since it was completed. If I’m being picky I could probably go down a size but I didn’t want the ribbing to be very stretched over my bust. Never a great look in my opinion.
I’m already looking hard at a jumper I knitted some time ago and haven’t really enjoyed as a candidate for unravelling and re knitting in this pattern. The Management will shudder to see that happening but understands my reasoning. I might still try to arrange to do the unravelling while he’s busy elsewhere 😂.
Well, thank goodness, I managed to do a big zoom in on that teensy pic and can confirm that it does indeed look great.
I am amusing myself with the thought of The Management on his fainting couch whilst you unpick weeks or months of previous knitting.
I will edit to make the picture bigger.
You’re not too far off right with The Managements fainting couch 😂. It always amazes me just how upsetting he seems to find the pulling out of knitting.
Ah, that’s better 😊
That’s fabulous knitting – I reckon all that rib would either become mind-numbing or meditative! It looks wonderful – will check out the patterns (in case I can inspire my Mum to knit me a jumper)
Thank you Lara. A bit of both I think. There were moments when I wished I was further on than I was 🙄
that looks great! I’m not a knitter any more but I remember finding ribbing really hard work.
I don’t mind it and it does make jumpers fit better sometimes. Having said that, it’s going to be a little while before I take this pattern on again – although it is already planned as a repeat.
This looks really good and I might need one of these! My husband also protests loudly when I unpick anything! I can’t wait to see your next one!
It’s a very useful pattern Sue. I’m glad it’s not just mine that gets upset at unpicking!
lovely…you can make one for me while you’re not busy lol
Great yarn choice for that soft, simple-but-perfect Purl Soho aesthetic.
It’s going to be a favourite judging by wear so far 😊