Friday, 12 April 2013

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.


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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 :)

  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. ;-)

  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.

  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.


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

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

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

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

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


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