A jumper (for a bowl!)

I know, I know! It's a jumper for a bowl but I really really like it! Does that make me mad? If so I don't care. This is my first project from 'The Knitted Home' (reviewed here) and it was knit in a couple of hours on Wednesday afternoon because I really wanted to make something from the book and happened to have a bowl like the one in this pattern! 

Yarn bowl jumper

I absolutely love that it's not 'perfect', the rib changes half way through and gives it a great texture. I really like the colour and that it has transformed what was a very ordinary wooden bowl (from a charity shop) into more of a statement piece.

Vintage cocktail cabinet as yarn storage :)
It's a stash-buster, made from horrible yarn (Patons UK Silenzio Chunky - colour 70) which was purchased in a clearance sale. The yarn is an acrylic/wool/alpaca mix and has virtually no twist so when you pull it to tighten the stitches it feels like drafting fibre and starts to fall apart! I deemed it unsuitable for a garment and didn't know what I was going to do with it. It knitted up ok (I used wooden needles as it is really slippery) but the bind off was interesting and I had to rejoin the yarn at least three times when working the 76 stitches.

Durability is not needed for this project - it just needs to look nice  - which I think it does. The colour happend to be perfectly matchy-matchy with the picture above it in the Cwtch. I love the way it looks on the vintage cocktail cabinet which recently became my yarn cupboard.  What do you think? 

Linking with FO Friday & Stash Buster challenge.

26 comments

  1. I think your bowl looks amazing!
    Very cool!
    x

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  2. ah i love it!!! The colour is fabulous and I love the skewed rib - excellent FO!! Have a knitty friday xx

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  3. What a lovely idea, great transformation of the bowl!

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  4. Ah, but surely not all your yarn is in that little cupboard....

    Love the bowl jumper, great colour, and good use of what sounds otherwise dreadful yarn.

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  5. I love it when I find a use for stash yarn. It works brilliantly with that picture!

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  6. Great idea. It looks beautiful. :-)

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  7. Oh my, your bowl is super great, love the colour too!

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  8. I clicked on your blog, then went to put the kids to bed. I came back into the room, saw the picture and said, "COOL yarn bowl!" I really love it.

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  9. Fantastic piece of work, it is definitely a statement piece! I must make one some time.

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  10. Perfect! I should do these for my house.

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  11. It looks really cute and it's the perfect project for that yarn. Besides the colour totally picks up the colour of the artwork above it :)

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  12. I like it! It's a great bowl.

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  14. I think it's a fun idea... you are not mad at all. :-)

    Do you have any left over? It looks like the yarn is a single?? If so, it might be a good idea to run it thru a wheel and giving it more twist... of course that assumes that you are a spinner, and I realize I don't know that about you. ;-)

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  15. I love that bowl! I'm starting to think everything should have a knit cozy. The yarn in the bowl makes for a beautiful picture.

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  16. I think the bowl looks great! I have exactly the same type of bowl and I have been wanting to do something with it. I might just have to try this :)
    Thanks for sharing.

    Birgitta

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  17. Awesome stash buster... and this is really pretty. The idea to cover an old bowl is wonderful.

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  18. It definitely makes the bowl look cosy :)And the colour of yarn looks great on it.

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  19. This is great, I've never seen a knitted bowl cover but it is perfect for your yarn and the colour is great.

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  20. A great way to use up your not-so-good stash! Love your cabinet x

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  21. A total win! And I love that cabinet.

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