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Topic: Luis Vuitton - cheapest EVAR [updated with chart]  (Read 4821 times)
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« on: March 31, 2007 01:54:21 PM »

When I heard that the theme this month was Scrooged, I knew I had to do something couture for cheap - it would just be too awesome.  I'd charted the Luis Vuitton monogram pattern a while ago for a different project (never completed) and knew it was perfect.  So I headed out to my local craft store and scoured for cheap-ass yarn.

First things first, the receipt:



I bought 2 skeins each of Redheart Coffee and Cornmeal.  Redheart is cheap enough but I got it on sale to boot! I wound up using just over 1 skein of the Coffee and less than 1 of the Cornmeal.

This thing took me for-freaking-ever.  I've worked charts before but never for the entirety of a project. O.o  Never. Again.  If I'd had more time and more patience I'd have worked another repeat of the chart, as he scarf turned out shorter than I wanted.  But oh well.  It's done!!

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Monogram pics:




Side note: I switched the positions of the L and V so it's not technically copyright infringement Smiley

One more:


Enjoy!

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Some of you wrote to request the chart I used.  Here ya go:


I used 4 vertical reps of the chart total and the width of the scarf is only one.
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007 03:42:35 PM »

Ha! I LOVE that.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007 03:45:08 PM »

wow that is so great! can you post the chart, pretty please?
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007 06:44:37 PM »

wow-- you have the kind of patience I pray for... lol.
Looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007 08:15:00 PM »

Ditto for the chart request.  It looks awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2007 08:34:25 PM »

Very cool.  Wow, that's a lot of pattern work!
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007 03:17:10 PM »

Ask and ye shall receive! Here's the chart for those who asked:

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yamwam
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 05:35:46 PM »

Hahaha, that would be hilarious as one of those LV purses. Nice chart job, man!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007 10:08:36 AM »

Thanks for the chart.  It'd make a great purse for the Counterfeit Crochet Project (I'm sure they'll accept knitted bags too).
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2007 09:20:19 PM »

Thats awesome! From the picture in the Scrooged voting page I couldn't even tell it was supposed to be Luis Vuitton.
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