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xfoxglove
« on: April 08, 2007 09:31:43 PM »

All right, first off... by no means am I a knitter, but I was paging through People magazine and came across Lindsay Lohan in this blue cableknit sweater and thought... need to talk about this on craftster now.

I'm pretty sure making this is way out of my league, so I don't know exactly why I'm posting.  At the very least, anybody else like this?

http://my.opera.com/mystyle/blog/2007/03/30/lindsay-lohan-in-blue-sweater
http://www.imnotobsessed.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/lohabluesrip2.jpg

(Also, I did a search to see if someone posted on this before, but didn't see anything.  If I missed it, I'm really sorry.)
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2007 11:22:50 PM »

that blue sweater is cute.  I'm not sure how to do cables horizontally though.  I barely understand the concept of cables, but i'm sure it can be duplicated.  People do it all the time.  You might need to research for sideways cable like that, and go from there.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2007 11:37:45 PM »

that blue sweater is cute.  I'm not sure how to do cables horizontally though.  I barely understand the concept of cables, but i'm sure it can be duplicated.  People do it all the time.  You might need to research for sideways cable like that, and go from there.

The cables are knit normally, then turned horizontally.

It's a cute sweater.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007 05:18:59 AM »

Yeah, that sweater was knit side to side...

There is a book out, I just got it, with side to side knit sweater patterns.  My mind is blank I can't for the life of me remember the name of the book...I also haven't really looked at it yet, but this inspires me to explore the technique further!  I don't think it would be all that hard though.
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« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2007 07:19:04 AM »

eatyourhartout: would you then pick up the ribbing at the bottom after you knit the cables?  or... you just knit the whole thing sideways... like from left to right, garter, cable, cable, cable..?

rottie mom: if you end up remember the book, please share it.

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« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2007 07:34:47 AM »

OK, got it!  It is "Knitting cuff to cuff" by Susan Guagliumi.
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« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2007 09:01:03 AM »

I think it would be pretty straightforward - knit side to side and then pick up stitches for the cuff maybe. I like it - it seems like the sideways cable design is popular at the moment
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« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2007 09:26:41 AM »

I'm in the middle of knitting a sweater from side to side right now....It's easy because all the increases/decreases are at the beginning and end of the rows, so it isn't like you are just knitting with no end in sight (I enjoy shaping...it makes a project interesting. I think that this sweater is knit horizontally (from side to side) in a trapezoid-like shape (so that it bells out at the bottom). The ribbing at the bottom is picked up and knit after the fact, and the sleeves are knit separately and set in. If you haven't ever made anything before, this is an ambitious project, but definitely do-able. Cables are VERY easy, and these are big chunky cables.
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Khakigirl
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2007 11:17:53 PM »

I saw this sweater too!

IMHO, it looks like it was meant to be knit with worsted weight yarn on smaller needles, that thing is HUGE on her... but I digress. 

There's an ad in VK for Aurora Yarns with a bolero sweater that is a similar idea.  Can't find the flippen' sweater online.  When I saw it I thought "Oh yeah, like Lindsay Lohan!"  Here's the ad,



If the pattern for this is available, it shouldn't be too hard to extend it to a full sweater (?)
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2007 12:54:49 AM »

eatyourhartout: would you then pick up the ribbing at the bottom after you knit the cables?  or... you just knit the whole thing sideways... like from left to right, garter, cable, cable, cable..?

Yes you would pick up the stitches to do the ribbing afterward, as Kpuppy said in her post. Sorry it took a couple days to answer.  I suppose you could do the garter/cable/etc thing, but I don't think it would look nearly as nice when finished.

Khakigirl--I must agree that the fit is a bit...off. It's not that the sweater looks bad on her, it just doesn't seem to lay right IMHO. Maybe it's the yarn that was used.
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