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Own design picture jumpers

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Farmor15 Tue 01-Dec-20 14:01:29

Grandchildren requested new jumpers and I expected designs like dinosaur and unicorn. However, insects and guinea pigs were asked for! As I couldn't find any knitting patterns for these, I decided to see if I could invent my own. Here are the results.

If anyone wants more information about how I did it, I'll try to explain. The designs are pretty much how you would do cross stitch or tapestry, with counted squares.

Ellianne Tue 01-Dec-20 14:04:04

They are lovely! I like the wiggly worms along the bottom and on the sleeves.

Grannynannywanny Tue 01-Dec-20 14:07:18

Very well done!

Grannmarie Tue 01-Dec-20 14:15:42

Your grandchildren will love their gorgeous jumpers, Farmor15 !

I'm sure there's a lot of love knitted in with those cute creatures.

When my boys were wee, I knitted them cartoon character jumpers, Aran knits and Icelandic style sweaters. Now it takes me all my time to manage plain and purl and a wee cable for the grandchildren.

Auntieflo Tue 01-Dec-20 15:01:05

Well done Farmor15, they are lovely.

When DS1 was about 11 ish, he asked for a Starsky and Hutch jumper. Remember them?
DD asked for a yoked jumper with music notes, and it had to be playable!
So, she wrote the score and I knitted it. ?

seacliff Tue 01-Dec-20 15:03:06

How lovely, those children are lucky.

Feelingmyage55 Tue 01-Dec-20 15:05:57

A triumph ?

Callistemon Tue 01-Dec-20 15:14:08

Well done indeed!
It's a long time since I knitted sweaters with pictures and I never attempted my own designs.

Unfortunately they are too grown up for home-knitted sweaters now although DGD2 did gracefully accept a cardigan which I sewed up in lockdown after it had sat in the bag for a year. Luckily it still fitted her.

Callistemon Tue 01-Dec-20 15:15:29

You should patent your design, farmor, or whatever it is you do with knitting patterns.

They will be thrilled.

ginny Tue 01-Dec-20 15:46:39

Well done. They will love them.

Farmor15 Tue 01-Dec-20 16:07:35

Thanks for the compliments! They were fun to do, particularly the insect one. I used a basic jumper pattern I had used before, but had to test out the motifs first on a strip of knitting to see how they would look.

jdga Tue 01-Dec-20 16:11:40

Those are just stunning - how talented u are!
(Lol, now I want one too!!!)

Tapdance6 Tue 01-Dec-20 16:15:57

They are lovely. You have great talent.

BlueBelle Tue 01-Dec-20 17:11:05

They re lovely you are very clever to invent them

V3ra Tue 01-Dec-20 17:15:22

So cute ?

Witzend Tue 01-Dec-20 19:36:17

Those are fantastic - you’re so clever!

CocoPops Tue 01-Dec-20 21:50:21

What a good idea. They are lovely

Sparkling Wed 16-Dec-20 14:46:54

Well done, it looks lovely.

P1234 Sun 27-Dec-20 13:22:12

Farmor15, I would love to know how you did them. I have just been asking about swiss darning. Any help would be appreciated. I have been asked to knit a jumper with a dinosaur on

Jaxjacky Sun 27-Dec-20 14:12:31

Farmor15 you are clever! I am in awe of anyone who crafts anything, but to design too ???

Puzzler61 Sun 27-Dec-20 14:15:51

What a success. You are very talented Farmir , and they are lucky children to be getting those jumpers.

Chardy Sun 27-Dec-20 15:30:36

Well done, Farmor.
Did anyone see the gran whose little DGD designed a jumper for homework, and like Farmor, creative grannie turned it into a real jumper for her?

Marthjolly1 Sun 27-Dec-20 15:40:07

I just love your jumpers Farmore such a great talent. I've been a knitter and chrocheter for years but never designed anything more complicated than a beret.

crazyH Sun 27-Dec-20 16:08:22

Farmor........such great talent !!!

Farmor15 Sun 27-Dec-20 22:52:01

P1234 - for my first attempt at picture jumpers I found patterns by Linda Moorhouse. These are the previous ones.
I paid a small amount to download the pattern but instructions were good and they came out well. She has some dinosaur designs, but when I was asked for insects this time I couldn’t find anything online so made my own with the aid of pixelated images.