My Russian Jumper – handspun, naturally dyed and hand knitted – part 2

My Russian Jumper – handspun, naturally dyed and hand knitted – part 2

There are times when life is just too busy and things get left behind, Sharing some photos of the finished Russian Jumper is one of those things that time forgot. Until today when I went to put it on and thought,,, its now or never… and took it down to my garden studio, hung it on a pole and took some photos.

My Russian Jumper - sleeve detail
My Russian Jumper – sleeve detail

Its a freezing cold February day and I really would have rather been wearing it but art won the day and shots were taken.

As a reminder, this started as an enormous pile of Bluefaced Leicester top which I hand spun and plied, and then naturally dyed, before knitting into this gorgeous and unique jumper (sweater).

My Russian Jumper - sleeve detail
My Russian Jumper – sleeve detail

The yellow colour came from Hemp Agrimony, so named because it looks like hemp. The blue was from indigo. The pattern I created from some Russian motifs (the big flowers) and some motifs of my own. And the sweater was designed using knitting design software.

My Russian Jumper
My Russian Jumper

So there you have it. Its fabulous to wear, cosy and snug. And was recently washed when I went down to Cornwall where the water is unbelievably soft, so it too is now as soft as thistledown.

Read My Russian Jumper – handspun, naturally dyed and hand knitted – part 1


You can now purchase the pattern for My Russian Jumper on Ravelry or you can simply click the link below to buy it now.

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