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« on: August 19, 2009 11:59:23 PM »

Last I posted a knit-along suggestion, and it does seem it was a long time ago, it was for the much-knit 3-Hour Sweater. Imagine my surprise today in the library coming across this very vintage pattern claiming to take A WHOLE HOUR LESS TO KNIT.

"But," you query, "Everyone says the 3-Hour Sweater takes WAY more than 3 hours to knit!" Yes, but by modern conversion the TWO hour sweater would take a mere DAY to knit! You could have a sweater in your lap by the end of a particularly intense Law & Order: SVU marathon! Also, just look how darling it is:

...I totally bet I could knit that in two hours. Anyone else game?

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009 01:16:34 AM »

I wish I could knit so I could join you! That is adorable.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009 01:19:22 AM »

That is a super cute vintage sweater!  I am always doubting "quick knit" projects, but I would totally give this one a try.  The chunky yarn does give the appearance that it could be knit quickly enough.  I am game to give it a try.  Even if it takes over 2 hours I will still end up with a cute sweater, so I win even if I lose!

« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009 01:25:11 AM »

I wish I could knit so I could join you! That is adorable.

I second that, wish there was a crochet version

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009 04:47:58 AM »

I'm willing to give it a try. The sweater is cute!
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009 06:37:10 AM »

I'm willing to try!! I'm currently knitting the world's slowest cardigan (Rowan pattern book "Evil Tedium"), and after 5 years of intermittent effort, I have the back and part of the front. I calculated, by how long it takes me to knit a row, it will take me another 30 solid hours of knitting to finish.

Your pattern is Size 14 - so that's like Size 4 today, right? (in dress patterns I'm a size 12 or 14, but in Ann Taylor, I'm a 4).

When does the knit-along start? (I have to buy some yarn).
« Last Edit: August 20, 2009 07:04:41 AM by squirrelbythesea » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2009 07:00:32 AM »

i would still call myself a beginner, but i just read over the pattern, and it looks like it could be fun.

and i would, of course, have to figure out some adjustments for sizing, ha.

depending on when this starts i would love to join, i'll keep this bookmarked to keep an eye on it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2009 07:42:22 AM »

Hmmm, I might have the stuff in my stash to accomplish this.  It is a darling sweater, it would look really nice with dark denim (high waisted if you've got it) or a pencil skirt.
Yeah, I'd be in for this!  If this gets up and running, send me a PM if you don't mind, so that I can join in!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2009 08:19:56 AM »

I'm in!! I love the pattern. I'm a pretty slow knitter so I will have to double or triple the time to make it. ha!  
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2009 08:50:32 AM »

Awesome. I could really use a new vintage sweater for school. I am so in as soon as I buy some yarn.
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