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katevsmothra
« on: February 21, 2007 09:02:19 PM »

I was really excited about this challenge topic. I knew immediately I wanted to join in and that I wanted to make this my first sweater project.

First I did some internet research and found this page: http://www.skaro.com/1930s_1.html. I was immediately inspired by the first jacket on the page and set out to make it. It reminded me of a lot of the outfits in old silent movies (hence the rather cheesy name for the sweater but you know 1930s sweater was already taken--and beautiful!) I read on that same website the sort of tenets to the early 30s fashion: very fitted in the waist, contrasting colors in neutral tones (black and whites, browns and creams), and low necklines. So I used those tenets and made up my own pattern.

It took about three weeks, used up a big ole skein of horrible acrylic yarn that my mother gave me. I was also very excited to use the trinity stitch around the sleeves, waist and neckline--it's my fave stitch. Though the finished product deviates from my original sketches, I still am very pleased with the final results.

My original sketch:

The finished product:







I wish I had a better picture of it on me, but for now, at least, this will have to do.
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bijou_raoul
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007 04:12:29 AM »

The neckline is beautiful. Definitely has a vintage feel to it but it's still very appropriate for today. Nice work.  Smiley
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midnight7649
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007 05:51:39 AM »

I think its just adorable!! And the edging is just lovely!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007 07:21:31 AM »

It's beautiful!  It has a very vintage shape, and the trinity stitch looks as if it has lace underneath, which also lends it a very vintage feel.  It's great!
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Boffcat
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007 10:18:08 AM »

Congratulations, that's so cute! I have no idea what the Trinity stitch is, but I think I'm going to have to learn it...
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theknitnkitn
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007 10:31:00 AM »

that is a gorgeous sweater. i really love it. the little bits peeking out are sweet and seductive. nicely done.
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equisetaceae
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007 02:46:42 PM »

that's just yummy.  i want one!

any chance that you wrote down a pattern as you went? 
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Aunt Suzi
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007 04:38:51 PM »

That is so cute!  Great job! 
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2007 10:50:29 PM »

Gorgeous! I really hope you can write up a pattern for us!
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2007 09:50:28 AM »

My admiration for this has turned into a mild obsession, so I second (or possibly third) the plea for a pattern!
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