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Knitted Yoga Hoody

This jumper was my birthday treat.  I spent some of my birthday money on the yarn for it.  I got the pattern from “Easy Knitting: Cosy” by Nicki Trench.  Another book I got from the library.  It was also available in “The Art of Knitting” magazine around about issue 4.  I chose it because it looked so soft and comfortable in the picture, I thought I’d give it a go.  This jumper turned out really soft, comfortable and warm.


The finished size was to fit bust/chest size 38-40″ (97-102cm) with a length of 30″ (66cm).


The pattern called for working in knit (garter) stitch and stockinette/stocking stitch.  These are some of the first stitches you learn as a beginner.  From the pattern, I also learnt about raglan armholes, decreasing on the arms and sewing the seams together properly.


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Yarn

James C. Brett Chunky with Merino (shade - Blue 19).

10 x 100g (3.5oz/164yds/150m) ball.

Weight category: UK Chunky [US 5/Bulky/Chunky].

Tension/gauge: 14 stitches x 20 rows = 4″ (10cm) on size 6mm/UK 4 [US 10] knitting needles.

The knitting needles I used were circular 6mm/UK 4 [US 10].


I would give the James C. Brett Chunky with Merino yarn a 4 out of 5 for the following reasons:-

- It was extremely easy to work.

- There is a large choice of colours available;

- The feel of it is very soft once washed.

- The cost of yarn is reasonable for the amount you get on a ball - I paid about £3.05 per 100g ball but it is currently £2.95.

- Would I use this yarn again? YES, DEFINITELY.



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