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Topic: Another Anthropologie sweater redux, need help pls!  (Read 1263 times)
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« on: July 18, 2007 05:10:26 PM »

OK, so I was cruising the Anthropoloie site today looking for things to rip off, haha!! Well, I found this: sorry for the screwy URL, I am rushing, here... http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=710440&parentid=APP_SWEATERS&pushId=APP_SWEATERS&popId=APP_SWEATERS&sortProperties=%2BmarketingPriority%2C-startDate&navCount=3&navAction=poppush&color=lac
I really like it, at least the silouhette of it... Im not crazy about the sideways stitching on the top section.  I was thinking that the Belle Epoque from Knitty could be modded to suit the idea, but with a heavier guage yarn, like a worsted maybe?  I have NO idea how to adjust a pattern for a different yarn, and would have zero clue how to event start.... OR is there a different pattern somewhere that nips in like that and has just a cute cap sleeve?? Moving to Virgina and I need "real" Fall clothes... Fall here in FL requires.... flipflops and OH NO, LONG pants, haha!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2007 08:28:12 PM »

Looks like an empire waist with more increases to make the flowy bottom part (closer to a circle).  Do you know how to knit top-down raglan style? I think sleeves like that could be achieved easily enough with it (there's a beginner top-down knitalong with instructions for a boat neck http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=152316.0). 
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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2007 09:17:57 AM »

Stitch 'n' Bitch Nation has an excellent tutorial on how to alter a pattern for a different gauge yarn.  It was you through the math step by step and covers every element needed.
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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2007 10:24:47 AM »

that looks really cool! It seems like it was knitted flat in garter stitch for the top and then probably seamed at one side, then maybe picked up stitches at the empire waist with increases to make it flowy, plus ribbing at the collar and shoulders.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2007 06:43:22 PM »

I will def. check out how to do a top down raglan.... I havn't done one, but that isnt gonna stop me! haha!! 
Thanks for the idea.
Any idea how much yarn it would take?!?!?!!

and on SnB Nation and the math for using different gauge yarn........ ARRRRRRRRRRRRGH I jsut packe dthat book last week. PHOOEY.
And the only person that I know that would have it for me to look at.... is 16 hours away. PHOOEY again.

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 08:52:25 AM »

Hi there pixelpusher.

I'm in LOVE with this sweater too.  It looks so cozy and comforting while being very sexy and feminine.

I'm going to attempt making this (total newbie) after I finish my next few projects. 

Please keep us up to date on your progress attempting to recreate this lovely sweater.  Wishing you lots of luck!  By the way, doing a top-down raglan is incredibly easy!

PS Good luck with your move!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2007 11:17:04 AM »

that looks really cool! It seems like it was knitted flat in garter stitch for the top and then probably seamed at one side, then maybe picked up stitches at the empire waist with increases to make it flowy, plus ribbing at the collar and shoulders.

This is definitely how I would start.  It looks to me like the garter stitch on the top is "sideways."  (the ridges run vertical instead of horizontal). I don't think you could get the same effect with a top down.  However, if you are mostly interested in the shape, a top down knock-off would be really easy - just follow a basic pattern (like in the beg. raglan KAL) to the bust, then start increasing dramatically to get the flowy body.  If you want to add some visual interest, you could knit the top in lace or seed stitch or something.

If you go this route, I recommend you check out Stephanie Japel's fitted knits.  Almost all the sweaters in that book are top down and she walks you through how to alter them for size, gauge, etc.  You could probably also pick up some neckline shapes.
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2007 12:49:08 PM »

I was thinking about the Anthropologie sweater again today.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=96442.0

Found this thread here on craftster with directions for a scoop neck empire sweater.  I think I might try this once I finish my current project(s) but I will of course do it all in ecru yarn (maybe some nice wool by Rowan) and do the bodice in garter stitch.

Hope this helps you!
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