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« on: February 21, 2007 09:55:05 AM »

One week left in the challenge!

I wanted to design my own piece for this challenge, so I took inspiration from 1930s evening wear. I really like dresses like these: http://www.fashion-era.com/images/1932_dec_gh/dec1932lowback.jpg
so I created a sweater with a deep v neckline, elbow-length sleeves and an empire waist that's cinched in a bit with ribbing. I realize that from the pictures it just looks like a plain old v-neck sweater, but the construction was kind of unusual. The top part (everything above the ribbing) is made of two pieces and the bottom and the sleeves were worked separately. (Details on my blog.)

Here's another without my hair covering everything up:

And I also wanted a v-shaped back, so here it is:

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007 12:24:31 PM »

Oh what a beautiful sweater! I love it and I would totally wear something like that too! I think you did an amazing job. Good luck in the challenge!

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007 08:13:24 PM »

Wow, I love the v-back! Unexpected details like that are great. Nice color too.

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 07:17:46 AM »

It's really beautiful!

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007 04:44:13 PM »

holy woah, thats really pretty... such a fine gauge, it looks like!

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007 06:19:31 PM »

holy woah, thats really pretty... such a fine gauge, it looks like!

I used dk yarn, but on 3mm needles.  Smiley

« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007 07:39:43 PM »

It's very elegant.  Love the neckline, sleeve length and colour!   Smiley 

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007 05:56:10 AM »

wow! i just love the line of that. very flattering...and it would work for a variety of figures, i think. beautiful color (i'm sort of obsessed with purple). i wish that i could just "invent" sweaters like that!

« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007 10:55:44 PM »

Beautiful! You did an excellent job. This kind of reminds me of the "butterfly" sweater in the current Knitscene. It has a similar flattering shape.

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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2007 11:09:03 PM »

Beautiful sweater!  I love the style and the v in the back is an unexpected surprise.  Sexy and classy all at the same time; great job!

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