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teenythainy
« on: April 28, 2011 09:53:35 PM »

I found this cool vintage sweater on ebay for $96!! But I figured I could make it! I just need help starting it.

http://www.thriftwares.com/dakotah0416/1603.jpg
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How can I make that border part on the bottom and where the buttons are? It looks like it's knitted, but I don't know how to knit. Could I make rows of single crochet with a smaller hook and border it and then make the sweater part separate made of double crochets with a larger hook and then sew them together? Is there any way to just crochet it in a row? How would I do that? It looks like for every row of double crochet there would be two rows of single. I'm lost  Undecided Oh, and what size hook should I use for the large double rows?
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Fringey
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011 11:12:31 AM »

It looks like the borders are knitted in a k1 p1 ribbing, but you can mimic the look with crochet. There are a few ways of creating ribbing with crochet. You can alternate crocheting rows through the front loop only or back loop only or you can crochet around the post of the stitch instead of through the top (the "v") and alternate front and back with each stitch. There should be plenty of tutes and videos online to specify how. Also, craftster chineseathena has a tutorial for a method that is done after the body of the piece is finished here: http://stingystitcher.blogspot.com/2011/01/different-way-to-crochet-ribbed-brim.html

I would guess that you would want to use the suggested hook size for the yarn you are using for the edging and MAYBE a slightly larger one for the body of the sweater depoending on how open you want the stitches to be.

Also, you may know this already but the body of the sweater looks like it is made with some kind of net stitch pattern, which is different from a standard DC. That's what gives it the openess and nice draping because the fabric is much lighter. They are easy stitches to do though and there should be plenty of tutes for them, too.

Be sure to post it when you are done, I can't wait to see it!
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