Wild Salvage

Added Jun 2, 2008

by carottesauvage

London, United K...

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I created this jumper a few years ago and I used to wear it a lot until I went to my, at the time, local laundrette on Dalston Kingsland Road, London. Viscose wool dries very quickly which didn’t prevent me from putting this jumper in the water extractor. For some reasons still unknown today, the machine started to move dangerously away from its stand. The laundry attendant stopped the catastrophe in-extremis. When he opened the lid of the extractor, my jumper was in a pitiful state. Two Half sleeves were literally ‘eaten away’; the front rib was in a mash. I felt really bad mainly because I thought I wouldn’t have enough wool (and the energy) to repair it.
I finally repaired it, picking up the surviving stitches and recomposed what was destroyed. I just had the exact amount of wool to complete the job. I knitted the burgundy cord to adorn the ribbing and to hide the ‘wild salvage’

Material Notes

Hand knitted jumper, cable needle, 2 ply viscose wool (in cone)

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Novice

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    Oct 10, 2008, 04.02 AMby lieslieslies

    I love those trousers – where did you get the pattern?

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    Jul 23, 2008, 01.53 PMby ladymacbeth86

    that’s a great story! What’s more amazing is that, if you hadn’t told it, we would’ve never guessed that it was literally eaten away! you did an amazing job repairing it. Sadly, I’ve tried to find some wool so I can do some shirts for myself and I haven’t found a thing :-(

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    Jun 5, 2008, 01.47 PMby rbsmom

    I knit and I am astounded at what a great job you did! The pattern is hard enough let alone a pulled-out disaster. Bravo

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    Jun 3, 2008, 08.40 AMby mmmrphs

    Beautiful work again. Good on you for resuscitating it!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 05.40 PMby jj1

    I can’t believe that it’s a hand knit sweater.

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.23 AMby polychromatin

    Great! You did a great job in repairing this jumper, it was worth the effort!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 10.19 AMby OnYourHead

    really love it!the pattern, the combination of colours!another great job!

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    Jun 2, 2008, 07.51 AMby naughtylittlepony

    Wow, amazing. Did you take any ‘before’ shots? This is a very cared for jumper, it looks beautiful.

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