Big Green Jumper – Finished!

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The Big Green Jumper is finished! Cast on last year (about October time), it has been part of the Finish-up-February drive. It is now blocked, laundered and ready to go. The recent snow was definitely a great motivator in getting more warm things into my wardrobe and it took the entire Game of Thrones boxset viewing time, but I blitzed it and got it done.

Drum roll please…

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My favourite part has to be the colour, a lovely bold green is just what is needed when spring is both wanted and needed (but with a definite temperature dip).

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The neck line detail works quite well. It stretches shoulder to shoulder and gives it a bit of an elfish twist. The downside is that I have to be careful with what goes under it (plain vest tops only), as it does look weird with a v-neck t-shirt.

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It is hard to see in the main photo, but I also included lace detail on the arms (I freely admit this was because I couldn’t face plain stockinette for 60 rows). It lines up with the lace detail on the front (and there is a line of eye holes across the neck).

I am also pleased with the yarn – it was sales bin-tastic! The yarn had been on the 500g cone so long that it had become squashed into a tape like effect. Mother Nature’s finest acrylic! But after two trips through the wash (I pretty much lived in this last week) it has fluffed back to proper yarn and now sits rather well.

Anyone else managed a solid sale’s bin win? What other bargains have you managed?

LouBug

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ann Uys
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 14:03:35

    Well done. It looks great. Wonderful feeling when it is finally finished. Now the best part, what do you start next!

    Reply

  2. atangledyarn84
    Apr 16, 2013 @ 15:23:04

    Gorgeous color!

    Reply

  3. KnitWit
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:45:34

    LouBug always has something on the go!

    Reply

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