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« on: August 27, 2007 04:21:21 PM »

This might be too big of an order and I might be better off writing my own pattern, but I want to make a long sleeved version of cochella (the knitty pattern seen here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTcoachella.html).

It isn't just a normal sleeveless tank so I have no idea where to begin making it long sleeved.

Would it be easier to follow a pattern for another long sleeved sweater and then add the cochella neckline? How would I go about doing that?

Does anyone know of a long sleeved deep cowl neck pattern?

Thanks so much for your help!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 06:07:25 PM »

This might be too big of an order and I might be better off writing my own pattern, but I want to make a long sleeved version of cochella (the knitty pattern seen here: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer07/PATTcoachella.html).

It isn't just a normal sleeveless tank so I have no idea where to begin making it long sleeved.

Would it be easier to follow a pattern for another long sleeved sweater and then add the cochella neckline? How would I go about doing that?

Does anyone know of a long sleeved deep cowl neck pattern?

Thanks so much for your help!!!

Do you want to keep the back with the T strap?

If not, then what might work is to follow the pattern Upper Front and Bust Shaping section and put those stitches on hold - the front neckline is done.

 (the numbers are from the pattern's smallest size, use whatever numbers match the size you're doing)

Pick up the 10 back stitches that the pattern put on a holder earlier and pick up another 26 stitches (13 on either side of the back stitches) Knit straight until the back is the same length as the front.

(hmm, 26 stitches might be too many, you'll have to try it out, but by the time you get the back the same length as the front, the pattern says you have 36 stitches, so if you pick up less than 26 stitches, increase as necessary)

Join the front & back and finish the rest of the body like the pattern.

Now go back pick up stitches around the armholes and work the sleeves top down. (or do the sleeves separately from the wrist up and sew in place. either way works)

If you do want to keep the T back, I'm not so sure. What about a keyhole back instead?
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2007 09:01:35 AM »

I don't think Coachella is a good starting point for a long-sleeve cowl neck.  What about the "somewhat cowl?" or something like that from The Garter Belt?
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 09:19:28 AM »

have you tried DROPS? they have loads of free patterns... and i think i've seen a long sleeved cowl sweater on there before
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 09:33:07 AM »

It might be easier to add sleeves to a pattern like Baccarat Player from Magknits :

http://magknits.com/warm05/patterns/baccarat.htm
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