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Topic: Looking for an updated/fashionable Aran pattern  (Read 1118 times)
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rorosity
« on: September 19, 2007 05:48:27 AM »

My 15 year old daughter wants an Aran type sweater.  She likes the look of the Aran patterns.  She has pointed out sweaters over the past year, but I know she is looking at the cables/bobbles and not really the shape of the sweaters she is showing me.  If I am going to tackle an Aran (my first), I would like it to be something she would really wear.  Does anyone know of any Aran patterns that are a bit more fashion-forward or just with a not so boxy, shapeless silhoulette.  She is very petite and I would like something comfy, but flattering.  It seems like I am asking for a lot, huh?  If someone knows of any designers or a specific pattern, I would love you to point me in the right direction.  If I am crazy enough to be thinking about trying Aran knitting, I want to jump on it before I come to my senses!!

J.
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smrjunior
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007 05:54:27 AM »

what about calista's alexander mcqueen knockoff?  it's only $4 for the pattern, plus there's a knitalong so you can get yarn suggestions, see where other people had questions, and get great pattern support.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007 06:42:07 AM »

Delphine in Magknits is a modern take on the aran...
http://magknits.com/Mar06/patterns/Delphine.htm

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cranberry
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007 07:08:17 AM »

Demi by Kim Hargreaves is very fashion forward. I'm thinking of doing it myself.

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miss.muffy
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2007 12:32:47 PM »

What about the Central Park Hoodie?

http://cphkal.blogspot.com/

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redwitch
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2007 11:29:49 PM »

Any fitted top will work, just add in your or her favourite patterns. You might like to avoid big bulky stitches if you want to keep the outline flattering, and swatch to find out how wide each pattern is.
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mooncalf
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007 01:19:52 AM »

Or Gathering intentions from Inspired Cable Knits?
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azmiat
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007 04:39:52 AM »

How about the Michael Kors aran tee that was in Vogue Knitting a few issues ago - i think there was a KAL on craftster for it.
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isabelle_g
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007 07:15:27 AM »

I don't have a specific pattern, but if you're also looking at designers, I recommend Debbie Bliss -- her cabled women's sweaters always have a very feminine shape.
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kayrun
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007 01:40:49 PM »

This is pretty if she wears tank tops,
and less time invested for you  Smiley

http://www.magknits.com/Apr06/patterns/calla.htm
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