Friday, 16 January 2015

FO Friday - Bulle

I started this jumper on Boxing day as a quick stash busting exercise. I've been eyeing up the Bulle pattern for a while and as I had some Stylecraft aran in my stash I'd been sent by mistake (I ordered dk) I thought it would work perfectly.

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Bulle is a simple pattern but there are a lot of pretty details that make it stand out. I love the garter yoke and the gathered increases at the front and back. Even the puffy-ness of the body and sleeves is pretty

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The pockets are knitted after you've finished and they're just perfect for snuggly warm hands

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The buttons are both from Hobbycraft, I got them at the same time as the massive ball of yarn and fat quarters. If you put them side by side they aren't a completely perfect match but when they're in use they look just fine

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My daughter chose the contasting yellow for the pockets. I was thinking of a more mustard-y yellow but she was adament she wanted this shade and I think it looks rather good. In the pattern you're told to use the 3 needle cast off to seam the pockets whereas I think I'd have preferred using kitchener stitch. I'll do that if I knit this again I think.

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I used Jeny's surprisingly stretchy cast off for the sleeves. It was suggested in the pattern to just go up a needle size but I think this works better. I want her to be able to run around and play in this sweater, not be irritated by tight sleeve cuffs.

I have a mere 14g left out of the 300g of yarn I started with so I think it's been a pretty successful stash reduction. As you can see my daughter loves it too which is the main thing :-)

Have a good weekend everyone, thanks for visiting :-)

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17 comments:

  1. Boy did she have fun modeling her new sweater - lol! It's a huge success I'd say!

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  2. Awwww! Look at your little model!! She obviously really enjoyed showing off her new jumper! It looks brilliant on her! X

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  3. What a gorgeous top. I'm going to show this to my daughter to see if she would like one. Love the flashes of colour on the pockets.

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    1. It's a very wearable knit isn't it. There's an adult version too "Lady Bulle" which I've eyed up a few times. Just not sure if I could deal with all that stockinette knitting... :-S

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  4. she is so cute in her new knit! Love the pocket detail and the yoke is cleverly constructed!!

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  5. The sweater is so cute and the model is adorable! She clearly had a wonderful time. I think that means she likes it.

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  6. I love the photoshop! She is just adorable. Great little stash busting sweater.

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  7. It's a lovely sweater, and I can't believe you started it on boxing day. Sweaters take me a VERY long time.
    Nice pockets too.

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    1. hehe it's knitted in the round and has short sleeves and a big mindless-knitting section in the middle so it works up prety quickly. Plus it's made using aran/worsted weight yarn.

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  8. Lovely dress! Happy weekend. Regula

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  9. That looks fantastic - and what a great model!

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  10. Fantastic, lovely pattern and the model it's the best ever :)

    Llusia xoxo

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  11. Thanks for dropping by my blog. I wondered if you knitted too. That is one cosy sweater and she loves it doesn't she. Great make. Jo x
    http://joeveryday19@blogspot.co.uk

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  12. She is a ham. Wonderful job on this piece.

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  13. I just love this post. The sweater is truly darling. I love the gathers. And your daughter is just bursting with joy!

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  14. That sweater is totally adorable! I love the yellow pockets. Your model is super duper adorable.

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