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Mens and women's basic jumpers in chunky natural colour wool

 
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Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 12:06 pm    Post subject: Mens and women's basic jumpers in chunky natural colour wool Reply with quote
    

Why is this so hard to find. I've been e-baying and googling for ages. I can find lots of lovely natural chunky wool, but not a really standard jumper pattern to match it.

Like This sort of thing, not the colour or even the ribbing, but the bog standard shape.



Can anyone help?

gil
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That shape looks like the jumper I've just started : round neck, drop shoulders. The pattern I'm using has an aran centre panel, which takes up less than half the front area.

Question for the experienced knitters : if I knitted my pattern totally plain, would it still turn out roughly the same size as the Aran ? Bigger ? Smaller ?

If about the same, perhaps Penny could borrow my pattern if she can't find one she likes.

Penny, I;ll find the linky for my pattern so you can see whether it would be what you wanted.

eta : here it is This was the one I particularly liked.
ETA : linky doesn't work directly, it's pattern 209 in mens sweaters section

marigold



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Try charity shops - they often have a pile of old knitting patterns and you might find a nice simple 1950s/60s design that would suit. Yarn shops also usually have a selection simpler pattern styles too.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

There are knitting software programmes that you can download, plug in your gauge and desired measurements, and it spits out a plain vanilla knitting pattern, I think the one I tried out was Sweater Wizard, but will have to check when I got home, the free trial version was plenty good enough for things like this

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gil wrote:
That shape looks like the jumper I've just started : round neck, drop shoulders. The pattern I'm using has an aran centre panel, which takes up less than half the front area.

Question for the experienced knitters : if I knitted my pattern totally plain, would it still turn out roughly the same size as the Aran ? Bigger ? Smaller ?

If about the same, perhaps Penny could borrow my pattern if she can't find one she likes.

Penny, I;ll find the linky for my pattern so you can see whether it would be what you wanted.

eta : here it is This was the one I particularly liked.
ETA : linky doesn't work directly, it's pattern 209 in mens sweaters section


a bit bigger probably,

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

gil wrote:


Question for the experienced knitters : if I knitted my pattern totally plain, would it still turn out roughly the same size as the Aran ? Bigger ? Smaller ?


Cables pull the knitting in, so if you knit an aran pattern without the cables, it will come out wider, how much depends on how complex the cables were.

goldy1



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Is this a possible? https://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/PATTmargot.php

try here https://cache.lionbrand.com/freePatterns.html

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 09 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Brilliant Goldy, thanks I found this one

https://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kwec-raglanPullover.html?newreg=1

Will this work with any chunky yarn do you think?

mochyn



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 10 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Penny: just do a test swatch to see if your gauge matches that recommended. If it does, fine, if it's smaller then change to larger needles, if it's bigger, then you need smaller needles.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 10 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

this one?
https://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns2/kaya-easytop.html

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 10 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i tend to just make up my ordinary straight jumpers.. i knit a sample square , then scale it up to fit

Just Jane



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 10 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

This is the pattern that I intend to knit next, no seams, can use any wool, needles & stitches

https://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

ninat



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 10 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have this book which gives all sizes, all sleeve shapes, all wool thicknesses to allow you to knit pretty much anything. it also has a handy techniques section at the back
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Knitters-Handy-Book-Sweater-Patterns/dp/1931499438

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