This is definitely by far the longest I’ve every worked on a garment – over 4 years!!!!!!
The pattern is the raglan jumper pattern from Learn to Knit Love to Knit and the yarn was from a charity shop where I used to live in London (which I moved away from 3 1/2 years ago!).
I made the smallest size and according to my best estimate, I started knitting this in January 2015! I don’t generally make that much time for knitting – and you can tell from how long this took me! I go up to Scotland every January/February to have a second Christmas with my friends and we usually sit around drinking tea, chatting and knitting so I think most of this was done in tiny chunks each year until this year when I decided I actually had to finish it!
The fit is fine – which is lucky because I have no idea how to alter knitting patterns to fit! It is a loose fit, but I’m fine with that. It’s also one of my warmest jumpers because the yarn is acrylic, which is not what I would choose now if I was buying yarn for a jumper.
I like that the yarn has sparkly gold bits running through it, making it a bit more interesting than a plain black jumper.
One of the sleeves is longer than the other, but I think that’s not a total shock since I’m sure my tension changed throughout the 4 years it took to knit this! I also have to roll up the cuffs as the sleeves are a tad long.
The front, back and sleeves are all knitted separately then sewn together, then you knit the neckband (I think).
I’m so pleased I forced myself to finish this jumper as the weather has definitely taken a turn for the autumnal!
My next knitting project is a jumper for my partner – anyone want to take any bets on how long it will take me to finish it!?