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ScotSkipper402
« on: October 04, 2006 05:48:25 PM »

My first original post. Hope it works out!

I saw this today on eBay. Check out the close-up pictures. This could totally be knit on biggish needles with novelty yarn:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&item=190037326545&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&rd=1

Note they very thoughtfull tell you the yarn is 79% mohair, 19% wool, and 2% polyacrilicsomething. And the lining is poly/cotton mesh.

Essentially, it's a big-gauge sweater on a lace-y cotton lining with a mess of big loops.

Even if you paid $200 for the really good yarn, you'd still save enough to buy a good used car. You could use $50 of cheaper yarn, and get a decent sound system.
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006 09:39:47 PM »

You could buy a used car! Wow

It looks like it's got a middle layer of some kind of netting to give it some stiffness, too.

It would most definately be a fast knit on big needles and you've even got the pictures to show you what needs to be done Smiley

Are you going to knit it?  I doubt I will, but I would be interested to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006 11:04:28 AM »

I think the netting is... netting. A lining, kind of. Lace would be cute.

I MAY knit this... much much later.
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006 08:27:12 AM »

That is lovely!  You could even start off with a sweater knit fabric and a jacket pattern if knitting is not your thing.
For a knitting pattern, this one from knitty http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter05/PATTblancheneige.html would be a great jump off point.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006 12:11:24 AM »

yeah i think wool and fun-fur knitted together might do it and the wash it to get the tierd look
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2006 10:33:34 PM »

Here;s another possible pattern:

http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/summernet-fling-sweater.html
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