Finished: a Weasley Jumper

17:19 Renée 4 Comments


When Katie of the Inside Number 23 podcast announced that she would be hosting a Harry Potter KAL (knit along) I just knew I HAD to make a Weasley Jumper. I realized that it would actually be a very welcome knit since my wardrobe was lacking a nice baggy sweater to wear around the house - I only had one and that one has almost been worn to shreds now.

I've also been wanting a tweed sweater for ages so I decided to place an order with Knit Picks now that they ship to the UK (and free from £25!). I got Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed, which is a worsted weight yarn. The pattern is actually designed for Aran weight so I knit one size bigger to get the right measurements for me.

It was my first time doing intarsia. At the beginning it was a bit of a mess because I was too stubborn (or lazy) to cut the yarn off the ball and wind in onto some bobbins. At one point I was knitting with 5 balls at the same time. But I had to rip it back and restart because I didn't center the R properly so this time I did wind them around some makeshift cardboard bobbins. I definitely learned my lesson for the next time I'm doing intarsia!

For the chart I used the R from this website, but stretched it out a little to make it wider so that it would look more like the R on Ron's sweater in the movie.







Pattern: The Weasley Sweater - by Alison Hansel
Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed - Barn Door Heather and Brass Heather
Started: March 12th
Finished: April 14th
Used: Red: 8.5 skeins = 50.3 meters (55.0 yards), 425 grams / Yellow: 0.08 skeins = 92.5 meters (101.2 yards), 4 grams
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4 comments:

  1. Oh, die is leuk geworden! Mooie kleur!

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  2. That is one lovely and cosy looking jumper!

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  3. Hi! What size sweater did you end up knitting and did you find that the pattern called for more yarn than needed? I was also wondering what you thought of the yarn you used, how well does it wash/wear and did you need to adjust your needle size to achieve the correct gauge? Your sweater turned out really lovely!

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    1. Hi! Sorry for the late response but I had to go through my notes to find the answers for you :) I knitted an adult size S, I used less yarn than recommended. The yarn is fine., but just a bit too thin for the gauge given, I would personally go with the city Tweed instead, this is also a bit softer than the wool of the andes yarn. It has held up great though, not a single pill so far and I have worn this jumper a lot! I used 5.5 mm needles in stead of 5mm to get the correct gauge.

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