Monday 15 September 2014

Emily's new super chunky jumper

My latest knitting project was for my daughter. I'd left some of my knitting books out, and she spotted them and requested a super chunky sweater.
The book was Sirdar Denim Knits (326) which includes 18 designs in Sirdar Denim, ranging from double knitting up to super chunky (Ultra).
I used Stylecraft Life Super Chunky in Silver for the pattern she chose. I thought when I ordered it  that it had a slight marl to it, like the Sirdar Denims, but it's actually a plain colour. Luckily Emily liked it anyway- although it's called Silver it is quite a warm shade and really suits her.
The pattern she chose was pretty simple, plain stocking stitch, with no rib so the edges curl up, a lovely big chunky cabled collar, and some shaping around the waist.
Knitted on 10mm needles it grew really quickly, taking less than a week and Emily was delighted with it.
My only difficulty was sewing it up neatly, I hate sewing up anyway but the stitches are so big, I found it quite a challenge to sew it neatly. Matching the collar up was a bit tricky too as it is knitted more like a scarf, and sewed on, rather than knitted as part of the main thing.
I don't usually like knitting such plain things but this was so quick to do, I rather enjoyed it and I love the huge cables on the collar. I am ready to adopt this one if she gets bored of it!


  1. That is a lovely job Debbie! I look forward to mitten time over here so I can wear your gorgeous creations again. Thanks!

    1. Woollies are the best thing about the cold weather, that and the Autumn colours :)