KingCole-Opium-LadiesJumper-EasyPeasy

I made this for myself

Created by: CraftyG

  • Project Details

    About

    I was in the process of stopping Candle Making due to the upcoming closing of my business, and I needed 'something' to do with my time/hands/mind, so decided to take up knitting again (having not done any for about 35yrs). I spotted this as a sample garment in a local knitting shop, and thought how gorgeous it looked, so thought I would have a go. It's very easy to knit (Stocking Stitch), doesn't have very much shaping to contend with, and grows at a fairly decent rate (despite my slowness - it was done as and when I had time). It's knit on appx 6mm needles. I did struggle a little with making-up, as the pattern-stitch is quite open/holey, so it's probably best made-up using a back-stitch rather than matress stitch. I decided to leave little vent-slits at the waist seams and cuff seams as I'm considering adding little beaded adornments there. Overall I love it! It's so comfy and easy to wear, you just have to watch that you don't snag it on doorhandles, etc :o

    Needles & Hooks

    • Single Point 4.00mm (US 6) 33cm
    • Single Point 6.00mm (US 10) 33cm

    Measurements

    To Fit Bust: 32-34"

    Notes: I made the jumper about 2" shorter than the pattern length suggested, as I'm not very tall and wanted it to be waist-length

    Craft

    craft-knitting Knitting

    Skill Level

    difficulty Beginner

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Started on: Feb 13, 2016 Finished on: Apr 30, 2016
  • Comments

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    7 Comments

    • Maureen L

      Belfast

      Ah thank you CraftyG i tgink it will convert to crocheting good enough. Now to hunt again for this pattern.
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    • Maureen L

      Belfast

      I know this is a knitting pattern but i think i can also make it to crochet have done this before so gonna try again with this one.
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      • CraftyG

        Nottingham

        As it knitting pattern, it's all Stocking Stitch throughout, so if you're able to convert that to crochet, it should be straightforward :)
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    • Maureen L

      Belfast

      CraftyG
      It is really up my street the style and length and ive been in the crochet mode lately so on the look out for nice tops/tunics to work on. Love it.
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    • Maureen L

      Belfast

      Its fine ive found how to order but its out of stock at present but when it becomes available again I will be informed.
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      • CraftyG

        Nottingham

        Hi Maureen. This pattern is fairly widely available on several websites. If you search "King Cole Opium - 3686" pattern, I'm sure you'll find it available somewhere :) It's a lovely garmet to wear, so easy & comfortable. I often wear it when travelling as it's great for changes of climate/temperature. Thank you for the lovely comment too :)
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    • Maureen L

      Belfast

      I would like to purchase this pattern but don't see an option to do so. Anyone help please? Oh its lovely I like the way the bottom is swirly and the cowl neck is my fav of all necklines.
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