My very first adult jumper!

On my travels around the interweb, I discovered the challengingly entitled Three Movies Sweater, written in Swedish and English. I loved the style, and the premise, so I took the bait and ordered the wool. Drops Eskimo, for the uninitiated, is a chunky (9mm needle) 100% wool for a very reasonable ยฃ1.70 for 50g. This pattern took around 12 x 50g balls to make.

Although I was thrilled by the outcome, especially for a first-timer, my jumper came out considerably smaller than the one in the blog, unless she’s teeny, and I bigger than I thought ๐Ÿ˜‰

Also, I found there were a few omissions / confusing points in the pattern where I just had to wing it.

In short, I’ve ordered the wool for my next one and it’ll be better!

One thing I was REALLY pleased with, though, was a bit of an innovation – a risk that paid off. The ribbing at the bottom was too narrow for me, and curled up a lot. I searched the Net for tips on how to pick up and continue in rib, but found none. So I winged it again, and it worked. The join is visible, but not unsightly, and I have a new knitting fix in my arsenal ๐Ÿ™‚ I tried to photograph it, as you will see below.

So… A picture story of its creation:












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  1. Hello i โ€˜ m triing to do the three movies sweater too but i doล„ t understand How to increase for the sleeves: โ€ extend every other row รนntil 45 sets on needleโ€: it s mโ€™y first sweater with the magic loop and i m in despear! ( sorry for my english .. I m french!

    1. Hi. Don’t worry, I understand perfectly ๐Ÿ™‚ It means increase one stitch every second row until you have 45 stitches on the needle. Does this help? Good luck!

      1. Thanks for your answer.
        It helps…a little more!
        Tell me if I’m right then:
        I need to kneet 28 rows to get 45 stitches (31 stitches that I had on the first place + 1 more every second row) Is that right?
        Do I have to increase the stitch on every row at the same place , at the beginning of the row? Is it always on the first stitch or is it some other way?
        I’m a bit confused !
        Thanks a lot again!

      2. That sounds perfect. I can’t remember where I made the stitch increases on mine – I’ll have a look and get back to you. But I think making the increase in the same place each time will make for a neater and more uniform-looking sleeve ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Well done! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘ Since this was my first sweater, I think I probably decreased every row, but if I were doing it again, I would make it every second row.

  2. Finish! thanks for your help ; ) for the decrease i make it every second row but… at least too many stitches left for the neck in regard of the model! I keeped it like that and the result is nevertheless very nice: a neck more flared! thanks a lot !

    1. Sonia, you are so welcome! ๐Ÿ˜Š If you feel like sharing a picture of it, I’d love to see! I have a Facebook page: Alice in Knittingland. Post it for me?

  3. Hi Alice, I, too, have been knitting this sweater and encountered the same fit issue. I think there should have been a needle size conversion from Scandinavian to US. IT
    t says to use a 9 which is a US 13. So now I have to decide if I want to frog this one or start again fresh. The
    Is would also explain your European commenter’s sizing success.

      1. It baffles me, Cheryl! I followed the instructions to the letter! But I do love my sweater. I think I may try at a later date to add some stitches, or maybe a chunkier yarn on bigger needles, because I’d love a big slouchy one as she wears. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Alice,

    I just started knitting this jumper. I want it to be big and oversized. Any suggestions on how many extra stitches to add to make it this way? I was thinking of adding an extra 20. So started with 120 stitches. I am normally a medium, but want this cozy, oversized look. Yours came out so great!

    1. Hi Abaigael, Thanks so much for your comment. Yes, I think that’s very sensible. I’m a medium too, and I wanted it oversized but the pattern didn’t make it that way for me, so an extra 20 should be perfect ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me know how you get on if you have the time? ๐Ÿ™‚

      1. Excellent! It’s a lovely jumper and entirely to blame for the fact that I now have way too many jumpers ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Alice,

    Wanted to let you know that the 20 extra stitches were perfect and I just extended the body a bit! Came out great!

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