Right, I’m gonna go way over the top with granny jumper pics and guess who doesn’t care?! Meeee, haha! I took them yesterday so I could put one up on Instagram and I got carried away. I thought my love affair with the crochet granny would have worn off by now. Nope! Still there. And this jumper is the bees blimmin knees. I won’t go on and on, I just want to show it off for a bit.
It is called the Granny Rocks jumper and it’s by Claudine, of Iron_Lamb. Claudine’s crochet garments are stupendous. She has a real knack for knowing what looks good; her designs are current, colourful and amazing. The pattern is available to buy on Ravelry. I’d been eyeing it up for ages but kept telling myself that I already had granny jumpers and didn’t need another. Eh, I wanted it so I bought it. The shaping is completely different from other patterns I’ve followed and I was curious as to why. It also turns out I really like to see how other designers write out their patterns too (and thus, that was my justification for buying it!).
I used a different yarn from the one recommended and therefore needed a different amount. Remember, always check the label for yardage/meterage! I didn’t until after I’d ordered and I needed nearly twice as much! This is Drops Merino Extra Fine DK and it’s pretty heavy stuff. But it makes a smashin’ jumper and I am super toasty right now (I’m never taking this thing off).
Something else you ought to know. I sort of didn’t obey every step of the instructions. I’ve made jumpers before and I felt confident enough to give the pattern a semi skim read, which gave me a good understanding of what was what. I mainly went by the measurements of the schematic. I cut a big corner doing that; risky but it paid off. I missed a repeat off the arms and maybe off the length of the jumper too (I haven’t double checked). I relied on measurements rather than the pattern because my gauge was different. I know that my grannies are tall and thin; therefore, if I stuck rigidly to the pattern, it wouldn’t look like it was supposed to.
I’ll be entering this into the Different Designer CAL and the Fortune Cookie CAL. Find out more about that on the next episode of the vlogcast, which I’ll be recording on Thursday. x
Right, I’m sharing some pictures…Honestly, it’s so much more fun to muck about when you’re not fussed about your face. I was having a good day! I wouldn’t ever attempt self portraits on Ugly Day.
20 thoughts on “Granny Rocks. A Crochet Jumper”
It looks so cute on you! Your photos are really fun.
Thank you! I had a laugh 😀 😀
Every time I see your granny sweaters (umm, I mean jumpers LOL) I say to myself that I have to make one! I love the way they look on, too. I followed your granny squares board on Pinterest so now I can be even more inspired! 😊
Oh yes, you totally should make one! They’re pretty easy and I love them 😀
You’re really rocking that sweater 🙂
Thanks for sharing. Have added to my favourites on Ravelry.
😀 Thank you!! I love my new jumper! xx
Love the colors and your great photos! Thanks for sharing.
Totally rockin’ the granny interlocking…jumper!
Whoop whoop, yes I am!! 😀 😀
Top model UK here you come !! loving the jumper
Only on non ugly days and only from certain angles! 😀 😀 😛
Thanks, my love. xx
Looking pretty marvellous to me! I love the jumper, love your photos 😍
This is a pretty cool jumper! <3 love it.
Great jumper, I have never been to sure about adult jumpers in crochet but this really works, I have downloaded the pattern and added it to my ravelry library. Thanks for sharing. And I love your photos so keep doing it, such fun!
Thank you very much! 😀
Looks amazing and thanks for sharing
Thank you! 😀
What colours did you use?
I’m really sorry, I don’t remember. It was a few years ago now.