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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007 12:59:40 PM »

It looks felted to me too.
You could go and buy a thin, 100% wool (or wool and animal fiber) thrift store sweater that's a bit too big for you (or two , or three--for practice), wash it in hot, hot water to felt it, then just start hacking it up until you get a look you like.

Yup, I think that's right too. Something modeled on those silk Express sweaters but made of wool would work fine. Its a cute idea for a deconstructed-style cardi.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007 02:46:18 PM »

Totally agree. Her boobs are freaking ginormus!  Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2007 04:49:59 PM »

Sorry for replying a third time but the more I look at it (I've been trying not to stare at her boobs, I just like the sweater too!), the more I discover.  The whole thing is actually full of little holes.  Interesting.

I only saw this because I had put my laptop screen too far back causing the contrast to go up high.
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2007 06:05:37 PM »

It looks felted to me too.
You could go and buy a thin, 100% wool (or wool and animal fiber) thrift store sweater that's a bit too big for you (or two , or three--for practice), wash it in hot, hot water to felt it, then just start hacking it up until you get a look you like.

Would the felt not unravel a bit if I took scissors to it?
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2007 08:02:48 PM »

It shouldnt if its properly felted
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2007 05:03:28 PM »

Habu has a kit that uses their superfine merino held together with silk-wrapped stainless steel that creates a felted jacket (kit 75 on their site), and that's what the cardi made me think of immediately.

Habu's kit is written for a large pre-felted knitted size that's seamed together first and then felted carefully to the correct size, which lets you customize how far it shrinks rather than being required to cut the fabric post-felting (which I think would change the hang of the garment in unpredictable ways).
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« Reply #16 on: August 26, 2007 10:40:22 AM »

Thanks, you ladies are awesome. I agree that it looks like it might have been felted. I think that I will try to make something myself out of 4-ply (I know it will take a long time, but I have been thinking of making something out of 4 ply for a while, sick, I know  Tongue) and see how it turns out.
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007 02:42:02 PM »

I found several free patterns that kind of have the deconstructed look I was going for. I thought that I would share them with all of you. They are not exactly like what she was wearing, but copying her exact sweater would be no fun anyways and would defeat the creativity of knitting one's own garment.

Here they are, hope you like:
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/mab/mab.html

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/montparnasse/montparnasse.html

http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/solaris/solaris.html

This one seems to be the most similar:
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/ruffina/ruffina.html
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