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« on: July 18, 2010 01:27:25 PM »

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to show off a sweater I just finished.  It's a recreation of the sweater Ellen Page wears in the movie Juno.  My sister requested it, and I took it up as a challenge!

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Sweater Front:


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My boyfriend modeling it:


I used Elizabeth Zimmermann's Raglan Sweater Pattern to make the bulk of it.  Then I found a cool squirrel knitting chart on the internet and then I drew up an acorn and squiggle pattern for the embellishments  (charts for the squirrels and acorns can be found on my Ravelry Page). 
I couldn't get a collar to come out right, so I ripped it out and added a hood instead, then I made a really long 3 stitch i-cord and I attached a pair of little crocheted acorns as drawstring pulls. 
I also made some pockets.  When I sewed the first one on it looked like an acorn, so I did the second one the same way. 

Hope you guys like it!
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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010 01:32:12 PM »

This is amazing! I love all the details! Those little acorn string pulls just top it off perfect.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010 02:00:50 PM »

This looks sooo awesome and comfy! Great work Smiley
Your boyfriend rock it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010 02:06:50 PM »

that's awesome!   Shocked  love the lil squirrels.   Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2010 02:13:55 PM »

Oh my word, that makes me wish I could knit entire projects without becoming bored. That sweater is stellar!! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2010 03:03:05 PM »

I've never seen the movie, but that sweater is really cute!  I love the little pockets.
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2010 04:36:25 PM »

Very nice!
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2010 05:28:52 PM »

I love love love this!!! I so badly want one....but I dont knit. Embarrassed
Do you have the pattern in crochet?
I would love you forever if you did!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2010 09:14:12 PM »

Wow, just marvelous! I'd like to be able to create a sweater. I like the colors. They really work well together. Since the pockets look like acorns, it would've been neat if you knitted the ribbing with the darker brown yarn as the "caps" of acorns.
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2010 09:52:10 PM »

This is so incredibly awesome. You did such a fantastic job - I'm sure your sis is thrilled. Your BF makes a great model too Smiley!
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« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2010 01:40:00 AM »

that's so cute!
My brother is obsessed with squirrels he'd love it too Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2010 04:22:11 AM »

This is amazing!  I love the resources you pulled together to create this beautiful thing!  Lovely work -- I'm hitting this rocks!
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2010 06:02:33 AM »

I am in love with it and totally want one. Squirrels are maybe my favorite animal ever.
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« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2010 07:27:11 AM »

What a great sweater!  I really like it =)
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2010 10:28:14 AM »

Wow, this is fantastic!  Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010 02:17:18 PM »

Very cute Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2010 03:03:13 PM »

I love love love this!!! I so badly want one....but I don't knit. Embarrassed
Do you have the pattern in crochet?
I would love you forever if you did!!

Nope, sorry, don't have it in crochet. =o(   Though I think it would probably come out super heavy and dense if it was done all in sc.  You could try a sc1, ch1 pattern to make it lighter, but then I don't think the squirrels would come out looking right.  =o/

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2010 03:45:04 PM »

LOL ok, ok, I guess I wont hate you....mostly because this totally rocks!!! LOL
I've been searching FOREVER for something like this in a crochet pattern, I was so hopeful! LOL Ah well the search continues!!
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2010 10:19:32 AM »

im jealous, extremely jealous (:
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010 11:34:43 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2010 01:33:36 PM »

awesome detailing!! i wish i had a sister to make me something so cute. happy crafting  Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2010 04:53:53 PM »

This is AMAZING and totally rocked and wisted. I wish I could knit or knew someone I could get to knit one for me! I love love the hood and pockets. The squirrels are so amazing! I may try to learn to knit just to make the squirrels  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2010 08:42:02 PM »

Awesome sweater.  I love your attention to detail!
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010 07:36:19 AM »

This is seriously amazing. It must have taken a long time to make.
If I had this sweater.. I'd wear it like everyday. Yeah.
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2010 05:26:53 PM »

This is seriously amazing. It must have taken a long time to make.
If I had this sweater.. I'd wear it like everyday. Yeah.

It took about a month to finish, but that was with a lot of planning, fiddling, ripping, and fixing.  If I made it again, it would probably be about 2 weeks.  Yay for bulkier yarn!


On a more exciting note though,  OMG!  I can't believe this made it to the featured projects page.  Seriously you guys, thanks sooooo much for sayin' that This Rocks.  I'm so happy!!
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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2010 06:39:21 AM »

This is absolutely amazing! Great work Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2010 09:17:46 AM »

Oh my gosh! LOVE it! That is the best hand knit sweater I have ever seen.  Want it.  Bad. 
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« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2010 12:38:17 PM »

THis rocks! Loving the squirrels!
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2010 07:42:02 PM »

Since seeing this a while back, I've been obsessing about it a little.  Especially since the nights are getting a little chilly here in Colorado.  I have never tried knitting.  But, 10 years ago I bought a brown sweater very similar to the one you made and it is very moth-eaten by now and I can't find a replacement.  Does this mean I need to learn to knit just to get the exact sweater I want?!    Just wanted to tell you that I like the pattern alot and will try to get one soon!

sorry, I see I rambled... Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2010 12:24:57 PM »

Not necessarily, after I started knitting it, I was able to find the original sweater for sale here (just in different colors).
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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2010 10:29:31 AM »

Super job! All those details look fantastic!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2011 12:05:14 AM »

Just incredible, that's a great chart you chose! Knitting charts aren't always the best, and that's a very good one, clearly a squirrel, and a cute one, at that!

Great execution!
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« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2011 11:32:49 PM »

I absolutely love this! I must covet it for my obsession of squirrels!
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« Reply #34 on: January 30, 2011 06:02:05 PM »

Oh wow.  I am in LOVE!
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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2012 11:07:43 PM »

Great work!
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« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2012 09:42:25 AM »

The sweater is awesome!!! And so is your boyfriend! lol I love it!
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« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2012 03:23:31 AM »

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