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burstandbloom
« on: November 16, 2007 05:16:35 PM »

I saw this sweater in a UO magazine about a year ago and thought to myself that i did not want to spend $50 bucks on it, when i'm sure i could make it. well i just found the magazine a couple days ago, and i want to make it!

the problem is, i have NO idea what stitch they used. and the shape looks prety straight forward but i've never made a sweater before, does anyone know of any similar shaped sweater patterns that i could use?

also, does anyone know of any yarn that looks like this? it looks like it's sock-weight thin with little specks of color in it, i didnt see anything like it at my lys.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007 05:28:02 PM »

It's hard to tell details, but it looks like a machine-knit tuck pattern. I'm not sure the best way to do that by hand.
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007 05:41:12 PM »

MACHINE knit? awww mann.

well if anyone knows of a SIMILAR stitch pattern please let me know
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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2007 05:43:08 PM »

I'd flip through stitch dictionaries at the book store or library for similar patterns, especially lace.  That looks like rather fine weight yarn.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2007 10:36:40 PM »

A note: if it's out of sock-weight yarn, and it looks like it, I doubt you could get the yarn alone for much less than $40. You might get lucky, but from what I've seen, it's unlikely.

On a happier note, the sleeves and collar look like relatively simple ribbing patterns, and the overall neckline and sleeve formation looks quite similar to that of Knitty.com's Belle Epoque...
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2007 11:36:06 PM »

well thanks for the pattern reference,


and i have a good friend who works at a great yarn store, so i often get my yarn cheaper Smiley

and besides, they dont sell that sweater anymore so my only option is to make it
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« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007 10:10:02 AM »

MACHINE knit? awww mann.

Like every other sweater at UO, yes.  Wink

It's a basic tuck stitch, which is essentially leaving a stitch on the needle for several rows without knitting it. Then when you do knit it, there are several strings of yarn - the long piece of yarn between the knitted stitches on each side of the tuck - that all get knitting at once. That's what makes the stitch look like several threads are branching out from it.

If I can think of a way to do it by hand, I'll let you know, but I think it's one of the techniques that's basic on a machine but more difficult by hand.
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007 01:36:32 PM »

MACHINE knit? awww mann.

Like every other sweater at UO, yes.  Wink

It's a basic tuck stitch, which is essentially leaving a stitch on the needle for several rows without knitting it. Then when you do knit it, there are several strings of yarn - the long piece of yarn between the knitted stitches on each side of the tuck - that all get knitting at once. That's what makes the stitch look like several threads are branching out from it.

If I can think of a way to do it by hand, I'll let you know, but I think it's one of the techniques that's basic on a machine but more difficult by hand.

haha yah, if you could think of a way, that'd be fantastic, or just anything that looks similar
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« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2007 03:52:32 PM »

MACHINE knit? awww mann.

Like every other sweater at UO, yes.  Wink

It's a basic tuck stitch, which is essentially leaving a stitch on the needle for several rows without knitting it. Then when you do knit it, there are several strings of yarn - the long piece of yarn between the knitted stitches on each side of the tuck - that all get knitting at once. That's what makes the stitch look like several threads are branching out from it.

If I can think of a way to do it by hand, I'll let you know, but I think it's one of the techniques that's basic on a machine but more difficult by hand.

These might work (or not, I haven't tried them  Cheesy )
  • do a yo, then knit it for 3-4 rows, drop it from the needle, let it run for 3-4 rows (to the original YO), and then knit the original YO.
  • similar to the YO, but don't do a YO, just knit the stitch and then drop it, let it run a few rows, then re-knit that one stitch.
  • Slip the stitch for 3-4 rows before knitting it, but I think that won't be as open-looking as the first two possibles.

Or, look for a technique encyclopedia like June Hiatt's Knitting book (I'm not sure that's how to spell her name, or the exact title of book, tho Embarrassed ), or maybe Montse Stanley's reference book, they both have a lot of unusual techniques.

These look similar, from Barbara Walker's Treasury books:
Treasury #1-
Miniature Leaf, variation 3 and Bead stitch

Treasury #2 -
English Lace or Rosebud Mesh
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« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2007 04:03:20 PM »

i must be honest with you, i really am not sure that i have any clue how to do what you said. lol. but i will definitely try it out to see if i can figure it out.

i will look up those books too, thanks!

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