Freestyle jumper!

I made this for myself as an experiment!

Created by: Merion W

  • Project Details

    About

    Inspired by Alice Neal (https://aliceinknittingland.wordpress.com/), I thought I'd try and make a jumper in the round, bottom up, with no pattern. I knew I wanted an empire line shape, with wide cuffs and hem, and I wanted a deep scoop neckline with raglan sleeves. I completely botched the raglan shaping and ended up with a smaller neckline and very deep raglan shapes - but it was great fun! Next time I will be more scientific!
    Update! Thank you so much to all the lovely knitters who were so kind and have asked for the pattern! I am reknitting it with corrected neckline and I'll let you know as soon as the pattern is available! You are very kind!!! xxxx

    Yarns

    Needles & Hooks

    • Circular 8.00mm (US 11)

    Tags

    • Jumpers
    • Women

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Dec 18, 2015 Finished on: Dec 31, 2015
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    35 Comments

    • Penny S

      love it! I did something like this once, using Elizabeth Zimmerman's book as a guideline. did you use any book or just your own experience?
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      • Merion W

        London

        Hi Penny! I was so inspired by Alice in Knittingland's blog to start with - https://aliceinknittingland.wordpress.com/ because a couple of years ago, she made a jumper called the jumper of random stripes (or something similar). If you have a look at the early months of the blog, she goes through how she made various jumpers bottom-up.... and that's what started me off! So - I got some super long circulars, some super chunky yarn, and then cast on stitches for the bottom - I suppose you could be scientific and measure in inches, then times by stitches per inch - then knitted a deep moss stitch band, then knitted straight - then when I got to above the waist line, I decreased evenly around to come into an empire shaped bust - stopped under the arms. Then did the same on separate needles for sleeves - and then, attached the sleeves to the body - and started raglan shaping up to the neckline. This is where I wish I had been more scientific because I ended up with a very deep shape - .
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    • Jude Redling

      Droitwich

      I wild like the pattern as well please
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    • Karen F

      Well done - this is a really nice creation! Please can I have a copy of the pattern once it's available. Many thanks.
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    • Soohee K

      Awesome!
      I'd like to knit the pattern.
      So lovely.
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    • Sue G

      I love that, please can I join the queue for the pattern?
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    • Beverly H

      I,too, would love the pattern for this sweater... lovely!
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    • Ilona B

      It's beautiful. Is this Pattern availible?
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    • BARBIE S

      Is this pattern available for purchase ?
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    • Debbie T

      Please count me in too, love this style
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    • Lorene F

      Where may I find the instructions, please?
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    • Lorene F

      It's lovely! I love it!
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    • Fumie H

      I love to try it soon!
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    • Debi B

      It's still very beautiful! Love the stich es and the color! Keep at it!!
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    • J W

      I, too, would love to have the pattern when you have it. Lovely product!
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    • Jolan M

      I love and I want this, please let me know when the pattern is available.
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    • Janet H

      Great jumper, I to would love to have your pattern.
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    • Sue M

      I sure would like your pattern too when you can get to it!!
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    • Mary-Ellen W

      Love it, would like the pattern to knit it. How does one get this pattern.
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    • J. Marie H

      I would really love to try this. Did you journal what you did, so we can try to replicate the project? Looks like fun!
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    • Karen H

      What a beautiful pullover! I'm really want to knit it when the pattern comes out. Is it available?
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    • Diane G

      Where do I get the instructions for this? I would love to make it.
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    • Naomi S

      I started mine by crochet a row of 8 till it was able to connect around my waist but little looser then I started the circle knitting needles from that point to the end. I got creative from there for the neck and arms
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    • Naomi S

      I did the very same with different sleeves. I also will try it again but will change it up.
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    • BARBIE S

      Tis gorgeous, yarn and stitching, did you write a pattern we can purchase???
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    • Donna

      Whitecourt

      My daughter-in-law is learning how to knit...when she is ready for circular needle, this would be perfect ! Did you write down pattern as you went along ?
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