FO: bubble sweater

Sorry for the shitty picture. Y’all know I usually do better – maybe it’s time to give up the old camera since it seems to be crapping out on my lately…

bubble pullover, completed

Bubble Sweater
Pattern: from “Knitting Nature” by Norah Gaughan
Yarn: 8 skeins Manos del Uruguay in colour 64
Needles: Denise US 6 for the pentagons, US 7 for the sleeves and ribbing

Hmmm…I don’t think I really made many. I didn’t pick up as many stitches as it said for the bottom ribbing, and did that in the round (so no buttons). The collar’s shorter but that’s because I ran out of yarn! I only sewed on two buttons for the collar.

Other than that, I think I actually pretty much just followed the instructions. It was a very satisfying knit, and a great sweater to wear! I think knitting the Manos really tightly will help with the pilling issue. I was worried I wouldn’t get to wear it, but I’ve already gotten a couple wears out of it! Very cozy.

bubble flat

It doesn’t really flatten because of the 3D nature of the bubble – but you get the idea. Actual colour is somewhere inbetween these two photos.

I seem to be in a blue phase, because I’ve got three four more blue projects on the needles!



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20 responses to “FO: bubble sweater”

  1. Cristina Avatar

    its super cute and i absolutly love the collar.

  2. Adrienne Avatar

    This came out fantastic!

  3. Dipsy D. Avatar

    What a very beautiful sweater this is – amazing pattern, and I absolutely adore the collar! Great work!

  4. eyeleen Avatar

    great sweater! I love the collar.

  5. Ruth Avatar

    Very cute! And an interesting construction, as we have learned to expect from Gaughan.

  6. Alice Avatar

    Mad knitting skills, Laura! Not a crappy pic at all. Nice built-in boob-shaping on sweater.

  7. lisa Avatar

    Beautiful Laura. I believe you are one of the best knitters out there!

  8. Emily Avatar

    It turned out beautifully! the color is perfect and I think the collar looks great they way it is!

  9. Susan Avatar

    Thanks for putting up the picture! I had trouble imagining how it would look when worn. I like it!

  10. Chrissy Avatar

    It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing the picture with us. I’m making one too, and it is always nice to see what it looks like when other knitters knit it up.

  11. Seanna Lea Avatar

    Looks great! How did you find the instructions? I have a project on the needles (about to be off the needles – rip, rip) from the book, but I’ve been having a bit of a hard time with the patterns. Probably because I never get row gauge.

  12. Frarochvia Avatar

    Oh that collar! And how well it fits you! It’s gorgeous.

  13. Jillian Avatar

    I never really liked the bubble sweater in the book but your version is awesome. I’m on the last sleeve of the Hex Jacket right now but I have no idea when I’ll actually get it done.

  14. Sheila Avatar

    That is a very cool sweater. When I looked at the book, I never really liked much in it. But it looks really good on you.

  15. Leigh Avatar

    Wow, I like that. Those ‘corners’ look tough but yours look perfect. It looks good on, too.

  16. Romi Avatar

    Very cool! It looks great on you!

  17. handknit168 Avatar

    A very special pattern of sweater. It is beautiful and I like the colour.

  18. HibiscuitsGirl Avatar

    Norah’s patterns are so original. And what a pretty color!

  19. Sabrina Avatar

    Love the bubble, nice work!

  20. Karoline Avatar

    Looks great! What size did you make? It is on my wish list and didn’t know if it would look good on me, but after seeing yours, I definitely love it! Please email me directly if you can!
    Thank you for your time.

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