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Topic: Would you knit this? (or wear it ?)  (Read 11487 times)
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« Reply #100 on: September 29, 2008 07:58:33 AM »

this may have been said already but. . . Theres a pttern for something just like this in knitty spring 2005 called cleaves
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« Reply #101 on: September 30, 2008 03:09:10 PM »

I would wear it. It could easily go over a tank top and do wellas a half-sweater. You don't necessarily need to be fashion forward just to pull it off - I'm in college and while I love fashion and have decent taste (I'm a costumer/costume and clothing designer), I can't pull everything off because my figure is grossly disproportioned (huge chest = everything hangs off of me, and nothing has enough length to keep my torso looking long enough/proportioned). I would love a patten.
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« Reply #102 on: October 04, 2008 08:30:52 PM »

elizaknits-- close, but not the same. this one crosses in the front, while the cleaves one looks like a doughnut with sleeves.
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« Reply #103 on: October 06, 2008 09:31:36 AM »

elizaknits-- close, but not the same. this one crosses in the front, while the cleaves one looks like a doughnut with sleeves.
True, but I didn't mean it was the exact pattern. I was just saying that if someone wanted to knit something like this there is a pattern available.
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« Reply #104 on: October 20, 2008 10:16:01 PM »

again, not trying to be mean, but thats like saying just because they both have sleeves, they're the same. they're not. one's a wrap-around, one's a circle.
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« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2008 08:56:42 AM »

I agree, kissthegirl.  They aren't the same.  I'm a big fan of both of them, but for different reasons.

I've been stalking this thread for quite some time, now... just hoping for someone to bust into this inspiration and create something, or something similar, and if I were lucky (which I'm usually not  Tongue), post a pattern for their creation.

I have a lot of projects lined up right now, and especially with Christmas coming up, I definitely don't have the time to figure this one out.  But I think sometime after Christmas... I'm going to have to give it some sort of shot.  I have a feeling it will be a slow project, though... very repetitious.

It's a beautiful creation, though.  Something that I know I've thought about and invented in my head over and over.  I have a bad habit of putting on a pull-over sweater, but not pulling it all the way down.  It's usually because I'm cold, but not cold enough, or... it's because I want to cuddle into the sweater for a while first, while it's all bunched up and easier to cuddle.  That's what this reminds me of!  But then it's even more versatile as a scarf!  I would love to wear this to my yoga teacher training this winter and spring.  It would be so perfect.
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« Reply #106 on: October 23, 2008 07:54:03 PM »

I'll have photos to upload on Monday! I finished my interpretation a little while ago, but haven't had a chance to take pics. Keep an eye out!
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« Reply #107 on: October 23, 2008 07:59:37 PM »

Yooouuu, are the best!  I cannot wait to see them!!
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« Reply #108 on: October 23, 2008 10:27:06 PM »

oooo i'm excited to see how your version came out!!
please remember to write your needle size and what kind of yarn you used Grin
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« Reply #109 on: October 27, 2008 04:20:54 PM »

Alright folks, I promised you photos so here they are. Not my finest photographic moment - I had about 4 minutes before I had to leave the house for work, and the coffee hadn't really kicked in, and... Onwards!

The front. Note the effective self-boob-grab manoeuvre (wtf?) and my bra shining through my shirt, and the dubious water stain. Oh, and there's a big wrappy shrug scarf in there as well!


The back. I found this to be the best wrapping technique for this length & gauge. Looks pretty sweet!


The devil's in the detail. Here's the 100 rows of 1x1 ribbing. Hell on earth.


And the top of the sleeve. I did two laps of crochet around the open edges for a bit of stability, and to help reinforce the joins on the sleeve.


Now for some technical stuff!

I used reclaimed 3-ply merino wool (I think that's fingering weight for you American types), and it's knitted entirely on my knitting machine. A good thing, too - it's approximately 2.5 metres long (oh fine - that's nearly 8 and a half ft long, not-metrics). From a 3-second gauge check this morning, it's about 9 or 10 stitches to the inch, and the body of the garment is in stockinette. Obviously, there is no real "pattern" - I made a gauge swatch, and based my schematic on that, and my own measurements. Something like this...

Don't forget to include a little ease! (I didn't...)

I'll probably dye it at some point - pale colours aren't really my bag, but I'm wearing it in the meantime! For everyone out there thinking about making one of these, I say go for it. At the end of the day, it's only slightly more complex than a scarf. Knit a gauge, draw some diagrams, and get cracking!
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