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Topic: Victoria's Secret knock-off (w/PATT LINK!) & Eiffel  (Read 9650 times)
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« on: October 19, 2008 12:49:41 PM »

Me- "Oh, I like that! But it's $49 Undecided "
Luke - "Make it"
Me - "Ok Grin "
http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=9F-227226&page=1&cgname=OSCLOALSTUR&rfnbr=5190

I used Cotton Ease, a total of 3 skeins and a few yards from the 4th skein, in Hazelnut. I also wrote up a pattern but it's only in the size I made for myself...I'm not sure how to do different sizes.

http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081332a.jpg
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1012081331.jpg
I couldn't be more thrilled with it!! Grin And the best part is I spent less than $20 to make it. Pssh, Take that VS!! Tongue

And my Eiffel. I've been eyeing this sweater for a long time but never had a nice yarn to use. My grandmother actually made me a sweater dress Very simiarl to this when I was a toddler, except it was light pink with brown ribbon. I have no idea what brand of yarn it was as the label is written in Egyptian. I bought it on eBay, 100% Egyptian Cotton, and I still have 3 hanks and some from the second hand leftover.
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081459a.jpg

Closest to color-
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http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r32/XblackResonanceX/1019081528.jpg
 Can anyone read that? Also, how would I wash it?

I have mixed emotions about the Eiffel pattern, it was kind of weird. There's shaping in the arms but not in the waist, the neck is really big, chest is kind of small. So the things I did different was I added 2" to the waist (and it's still too short), I added 1" to the arms - I don't have long arms either and I have to stretch mine to fit. I left out the shaping for the arms so they're the same width up and down, I also added extra rows at the top to lengthen the bust and make the neck smaller. And I used the traditional method of binding off - the one given in the pattern left the opening way too small no matter how loose I bound it off, although I did like how it looked. And I didn't block it, it fits better that way, but I might block the arms so the length will stay intact. It's really comfy though Smiley



PATTERN!!!
http://darth-tardius.blogspot.com/2008/10/vs-knock-off.html
Please, please, let me know if any of you make it and there's a problem with it. I'm not that good at writing up patterns, so hopefully it all makes sense.
Enjoy! Grin
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2008 01:05:54 PM »

I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small.  I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe.  Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves.  Great, great job!
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008 01:10:35 PM »

That Victoria Secret knockoff is absolutely amazing.  I wish I could do that.
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2008 01:18:44 PM »

Great job!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2008 01:30:52 PM »

I'm so in love with your VS knockoff! I want to cast on for it asap! What size would you say you are? I'm a little curvier than you, but still pretty small.  I think I might be able to get away with the size you made....maybe.  Are you willing to share the pattern? That is so freakin' adorable, I can hardly stand it! And it's perfect for a southern california fall, where it can be just a touch chilly, but still warm enough for short sleeves.  Great, great job!

I seem to shrink a bit in photos. I'm guessing it would be a Small, maybe a Medium in standard sizing...I'm a mixed size but my chest-waist-hip measurements are 36-24-37. It does stretch a good deal though, without looking too stretched out, so this top really could fit someone who is XS and someone who is M.

I'm writing up the pattern right now Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008 02:04:20 PM »

omgawsh your knockoff is fabulous!!!!!
who needs to pay $49 when we can spend $20!!!!
awsome  Grin can't wait for the pattern
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008 02:08:05 PM »

omgawsh your knockoff is fabulous!!!!!
who needs to pay $49 when we can spend $20!!!!
awsome  Grin can't wait for the pattern

Thanks!!! I'm so glad I decided to make it! And I just saw another, very similar dress that they have with seed stitch and RK, it has a cute cowl-like neck and a belt...I might just make that too Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008 02:47:50 PM »

Oh that first one is gorgeous! The second one is also lovely!

As for the writing on that yarn, that just says the name of the company,

The Egyptian Company for Washing & Knitting...more stuff I can't make out too well,
then underneath it says 100 grams.

Is there something on the back maybe that will be washing instructions?
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008 03:35:34 PM »

Oh that first one is gorgeous! The second one is also lovely!

As for the writing on that yarn, that just says the name of the company,

The Egyptian Company for Washing & Knitting...more stuff I can't make out too well,
then underneath it says 100 grams.

Is there something on the back maybe that will be washing instructions?

If you could make out the rest that would be super! Smiley
- I have that upside down...don't I?  Cheesy It looks like it should be facing the other way. Sorry
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008 03:52:39 PM »

No, that's the right way up (the original pic was upside down, I flipped it over to read it).

Not surprisingly, there are no washing instructions however Sad

The first pic has the gauge or similar of the yarn it says "thread 4/8 'thick' (term for thread thickness that I don't know in english)"

The second just says
preparation and dyeing (then it has the logo)
Egyptian company for white dyeing
Color code ______

(the color code is blank ;P)

So sorry, there is nothing that says anything about the washing instructions weh weh.

Not too surprised, in the middle east, these sort of details aren't paid much attention to - booo.

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008 04:26:24 PM »

The VS sweater is LOVELY!  Great job!  You matched it perfectly.
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008 04:44:08 PM »

The red is lovely, too.   Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008 05:27:18 PM »

This is why I love Craftster!  Just ask, and you can find someone who can translate your yarn instructions in Arabic  Cheesy

This sweater is gorgeous!  Fits so nicely, and I love the texture.
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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008 06:28:34 PM »

I have a question about your pattern - Thanks for posting it, by the way!  I've already cast on! Doesn't seed stitch have to be an odd number to work in the round? I just want to make sure I'm not making a huge mistake...
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008 06:31:35 PM »

Okay, I'm gonna have to make one for myself even though I don't know how to knit very well at all....  Roll Eyes At least it's something to aspire to and hey, maybe it'll be easy enough for a beginner like me before I try to tackle this pattern with no experience of cables at all.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2008 07:15:42 PM »

I have a question about your pattern - Thanks for posting it, by the way!  I've already cast on! Doesn't seed stitch have to be an odd number to work in the round? I just want to make sure I'm not making a huge mistake...

No, it's an even number, just like the ribknit on top, you start and end with a k1, p1 and alternate it for the next row.
The only section that will have an odd amount of stitches (just a heads up) is when you split your work and put the front on hold, so the shoulder seams will have a knit stitch on the edges.

I'm so excited you've started it already! I hope it comes out nice Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2008 09:43:43 PM »

I looooove that VS knockoff! Thanks--way to save all of us some money! Well, that's my next project.  Grin
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2008 09:53:46 PM »

Just so fabulous!
Am adding it to my Raverly queue!
You look really lovely in it too!
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2008 12:37:19 AM »

I am really loving the red one. Your VS knockoff rocks!
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2008 06:57:50 AM »

I love your VS inspired sweater, it looks just like the original, I love it
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2008 08:32:50 AM »

 Grin Thanks for all the great feedback!!!
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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2008 09:05:44 AM »

Lovely items - I love your VS knockoff!
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2008 09:15:19 AM »

that is so fantastic!
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2008 01:47:42 PM »

These are both so outstanding that you've inspired me to take up knitting!  I have avoided it since I figured the most exciting things i could make would be bulky sweaters, blankets and hats but WOW, this gives me a whole new perspective on knitting.  BRAVO!
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2008 02:20:20 PM »

Those are both very well done! They are really pretty!
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2008 03:17:00 PM »

Nice work, I had to do a back and forth with the link because it look exactly like it. Congrats.  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2008 06:32:30 PM »

this is the exact reason WHY i need to learn to knit. I love the VS knockoff. Simply amazing!!! GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT job Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2008 08:17:56 PM »

amazing job!!
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2008 10:33:34 PM »

That is so cute and chic looking. You did a great job!
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2008 10:46:10 PM »

I love it - beautiful work! This is why I need to learn how to knit (or learn how to convert knitting into crocheting). I would love to be able to make something out of yarn that was wearable (other than a scarf or afghan)!
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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2008 02:56:24 AM »

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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2008 03:15:42 AM »

These are both beautiful knitted garments and you look beautiful in them!  Lovely! 
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« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2008 05:00:11 AM »

i love the VS knockoff and I'm excited to make my own, thanks for the pattern!!
I was reading over it though and as you do short row shaping at the end of each row it says, w&t.  Does that mean wrap and turn?  What does it mean to wrap a stitch?  Is that the same as a yarn over?  I'm still kind of new to a lot of knitting techniques.  thanks for any help. 
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« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2008 07:47:06 AM »

i love the VS knockoff and I'm excited to make my own, thanks for the pattern!!
I was reading over it though and as you do short row shaping at the end of each row it says, w&t.  Does that mean wrap and turn?  What does it mean to wrap a stitch?  Is that the same as a yarn over?  I'm still kind of new to a lot of knitting techniques.  thanks for any help. 

Yes, wrap and turn. On the inside of the sweater this will fall on a Knit stitch:
Work to point specified in pattern, bring yarn to front of work between needles, slip next stitch to right-hand needle, bring yarn around this stitch to back of work, slip stitch back to left-hand needle, turn work to begin working back in the other direction.

For the Purl stitch on the right side of your work do the same but leave the yarn in back.
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« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2008 10:56:08 AM »

Amazing work, I love your knock-off!  Don't you love working with Cotton Ease?!
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« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2008 06:36:39 PM »

Amazing work, I love your knock-off!  Don't you love working with Cotton Ease?!

Thanks! Grin

I love Cotton Ease. For being half acrylic it feels really nice, probably one of my favorite yarns from LB.
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