Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Morven - FO

Finally, an FO to share!

I have, at long last, finished my Morven sweater. It absolutely should not have taken me as long as it did. It's knit in the round using chunky yarn and is really very simple but life got in the way and alas, it took longer than planned. Still, it's done now.

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It is SO warm. I love the colour as well, I'm not huge on yarn that has colour changes like that but I like the purple and it was very cheap which is always a bonus!

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The cable on the front was fun to knit and then the plain sleeves knit up really quickly (when I got round to it) Also there's always the bonus with a handknit that it is pretty perfect fit wise. Somehow in spite of being a pretty average 5'6" I apparently have the longest arms ever and most shop bought jumpers, cardigans and other long sleeved tops are too short. Easily fixed when I knit it myself as these sleeves are just perfect for me, even if I lift my arms they stay at my wrist but aren't so long I keep catching them.

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Also length wise I made the body long enough to come past my waist and part way over my bum, I also hate it when shop bought tops ride up at the waist and expose my lower back if I bend at all.

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So all in all I'm very pleased. The pattern was simple and the finished result is great so I am a happy monkey. If we have the temperatures we did last winter at least I know I'll be snuggly and warm.

Pattern: Morven by Sarah Hatton (from issue 23 of The Knitter)
Yarn: Sirdar Peru, 50% wool, 40% acrylic, 10% alpaca (very cheap from Readicut, £9 for a pack of 10 balls I think, I used 7 plus a few metres of an 8th)
Needles: 5.5mm and 6.5mm
Mods: none aside from making it a little longer in the sleeves and body than stated in the pattern
Started: 13th August 2011
Finished: 27th November 2011
Rav link for anyone who wants that sort of thing.

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You may also note I found my camera charger, huzzah! We're getting a new camera for Christmas though so I am incredibly excited about that.


  1. I love Peru, it is so soft and fuzzy. That looks like one cozy jumper.

  2. I love the cable work on the jumper. You are ready for winter!

  3. The cable detail is gorgeous and the color is lovely.

  4. It looks gorgeous. I think the colour changes in the yarn really show off the cables too. It looks so warm and snuggly, I think you should be pretty cosy this winter ;)

  5. It's gorgeous! The cables are beautiful and I love the colour. :)

  6. That is a lovely sweater - the cabling is stunning! You're going to get loads of wear from it, I bet!