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Topic: Gap Cabled Trapeze Sweater (new for fall 07)  (Read 3088 times)
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« on: August 20, 2007 01:05:14 AM »

My friend (and fellow knitting Craftster) showed me this Gap sweater since not too long ago, I showed her the new Stitch Diva trapeze sweater, and now, I think I'm in love.



I think I could handle the knitting part, but as far as the pattern creating/deciphering, I haven't a clue where to start. Clever knitters, any advice? It doesn't have to turn out exactly like this one pictured, but something similar would be way cool.

I'm a big fan of top-down, one-piece knitting, by the way. The less seaming, the better.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007 05:25:04 AM »

You could follow the pattern for the Silver Belle Cardi and alter the pattern a little bit:

http://vogueknitting.com/vkm/?q=node/403

(the third one)
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007 05:48:45 AM »

If the original's not created as a seamless top-down, it certainly could have been!  Running off to work, but here's what I can tell... 1x1 rib collar, follow a generic top-down cardi pattern to match your cable gauge, with a 8-or-so stitch garter border for the button band...
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007 07:47:21 AM »

I LOVE that!  I agree with hyerac - follow a generic top down raglan cardi pattern and add the cables!

If you don't already have on that you like to follow you could try this one... http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html

Personally, I think that I'd just use the numbers from a sweater I've already made though.
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007 08:02:00 AM »

Ooh, thank you, all!

I like that Silver Belle. I might have to make that on its own too Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2007 04:29:16 PM »

Ooh, thank you, all!

I like that Silver Belle. I might have to make that on its own too Smiley

I can't wait to see how your's turns out like! I have no idea how!
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2007 06:23:47 PM »

I actually bought yarn today to try something similar!  Thanks for the inspiration!   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2007 06:41:08 PM »

I actually bought yarn today to try something similar!  Thanks for the inspiration!   Grin

Are you using a similar pattern, or are you just going to wing it? I would love to see what you're using (or see your notes afterwards if you're winging it).
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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2007 01:38:26 PM »

I'm only going to use a pattern I've used before to know how many stitches to cast on really.  Other than that I think I'm going to wing it...  YIKES!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2007 04:52:37 PM »

This cardigan has really captured my imagination, too! I think I might play around with it a little, maybe make a similar baby sweater (less intimidating!) or something. Care to share ideas?

Here's what I'm seeing so far, on the right front (left front if you're looking at it):

small section of reverse st st; thick cable; section of reverse st st (approximately same width as thick cable) divided in the middle by one knit stitch; thick cable; section of reverse st st (approximately same width as thick cable) divided in the middle by one knit stitch; skinnier cable, small section of reverse st st; garter stitch button band. So it's approximately:

p p cablebig p p k p p cablebig p p k p p cablesmall p p garterstitch

And it looks to me like the shaping might be done in the reverse st st sections - it looks like those sections are smaller near the middle of the sweater, and larger at the top and bottom.

What do y'all think?

Alas, I can't see the sleeve well enough to get a good idea of what it looks like.

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