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Topic: Need Help Making A Pattern for Panta/Calorimetry  (Read 1664 times)
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cynthianyc
« on: October 13, 2007 07:48:11 PM »

Hi, everyone!

So I've been going nuts for the past 4 months trying to figure out how to make this really pretty panta (or calorimetry).  I don't know anyone else who knits or crochets, and I'm only a newbie.  I thought I'd give it a shot and see if any of you experienced knitters can help and figure out the pattern.

Here are the big photos, but because the yarn is dark, you can see the details:  









Here are some small photos (sorry!), but you can see the details:














I'm about to go nuts if I can't make one.  It's starting to get really chilly here and I would love to be able to make one.  Maybe if someone can figure out the pattern, we can revive the panta/calorimetry craze again!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007 08:42:03 PM »

Use knitty's free Calorimetry pattern as a base http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html It's ribbed, but that's easy enough to change.

The edging & flower on these photos are probably crocheted.
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007 08:41:05 AM »

That is either the thickest yarn I have ever seen, or it is crochet.  The top of a crochet stitch can look like stockinette so there is probably some way they are using the side of the post for the next row.  I might noodle around on this for a while.....
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2007 01:21:31 PM »

Yeah, I think it's basically a crocheted calorimetry, done in the "round" from the inside out with increases at the ends to give it the oblong look and some sort of knitting in the back only or something to give it the ribbed sort of effect.  If you look at the small pictures, you can just sort of see that it looks like there's a spiral going on, and if that is the case, it almost definitely is not knitting.
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cynthianyc
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007 08:26:37 PM »

Any experienced pattern makers want to take a shot?  I have gone nuts trying to figure it out...and cannot. Embarrassed
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2007 07:54:36 AM »

I enlarged the photo of the white one, and it is definitely crocheted. Your starting chain would be in the center and you'd be crocheting around, on both sides of the chain.
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007 07:56:40 PM »

Use knitty's free Calorimetry pattern as a base http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html It's ribbed, but that's easy enough to change.

The edging & flower on these photos are probably crocheted.

How would I go about un-ribbing it?  Sorry if I sound dumb...but I'm a total newbie!

I enlarged the photo of the white one, and it is definitely crocheted. Your starting chain would be in the center and you'd be crocheting around, on both sides of the chain.

Yes, my friend has one.  It is really thick yarn, but it's double (as in from two separate balls used as one).

It looks knit in person.  It has the perfect stockinette ">>>>>>>" going horizontally (as in the very last photo). 

Also in the 2nd big photo, how did they get the perfect "V" shape near the ears?

Would it be possible that it's knit and crochet?  Meaning the 4 rows on the left and the 4 on the right (the v shape) are then crocheted together with two rows of single stitch crochet?  The "V" near the ears look so perfect.  Crochet is a little sloppy, no?  You can get angular edges like that.  Can you?

Honestly, I'm so frustrated after trying to figure it out, I may just cave and cough up the $50 for the darn thing!  I've spent way more on yarn, needles, hooks, books, etc.  :\

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2007 06:21:45 PM »

Hi, everyone---

I stopped by the Christmas fair in Manhattan and the company that makes these Pantas is there.  I took a VERY close look and it looks like it's mostly knit.  It's 3 columns (not sure of the appropriate knitting terminology since I'm a newbie) on the left and 3 on the right.  It starts off as 4-5 rows at one end, then branches out and the unites on the other end.  The middle is done the same way, but 2 columns on each side.  Once you have the two "leaf-like" forms knitted, it's crocheted together into one whole piece.  The second, smaller section (the middle part) is gathered in the middle using HDC crochet.

You can kinda see it here:



And here:



I don't know how I'd go about doing this since I know nothing about increasing or decreasing in knitting.

But it's definitely knit.

I'm still trying the crochet version since I know how to do that better.

If you completed one on your own, PLEASE post your pics.  I'm sure we'd all like to see them!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2007 07:31:36 PM »

It would be more like panta - knit from end to end - than calorimetry, knit long side to long side.
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« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007 08:39:41 AM »

Is there a pattern I can try?  I don't know how to knit anything else except for  stockinette and in the shape of a scarf!   Roll Eyes

Here's a better photo of the stitch:



The border/edge and flower are definitely crochet.  I'm hoping maybe one of you knitting guru's can try to make a pattern.  These are so darn cute, but so expensive!!!
« Last Edit: December 07, 2007 08:43:10 AM by cynthianyc » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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