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« on: September 25, 2011 10:39:09 PM »


Jehanne cardigan hood by sylvchezplum, on Flickr

So about a year or two ago, I made a hooded cardigan for my girls. It's so pretty and cute that I knew I would have to make one for myself too... But sizing up a kids's cardigan and hood seemed a bit daunting, so I first made a hooded capelet to work out the hood, and then finally made the hooded cardigan. This strategy worked out pretty well, and even though the whole process did take several months, I am now SO happy with my new cardigan, and wearing it nearly every single day too !!

Jehanne cardigan front by sylvchezplum, on Flickr
 
Jehanne cardigan by sylvchezplum, on Flickr

The hood is super long and nearly goes longer than the sweater itself, but it's also very wearable and snuggly... love to wear it at night as a little cocoon.
And as usual, I crocheted most of it in the front loop only, so that it's drapey and not thick as crochet tends to be. The granny square inserts both add shaping to the hood and the hips... and because I'm so addicted to granny squares... :-P

Oh and a couple days ago, I learned that this type of hood used to be called "liripipe", refering to medieval costumes. Cool !  I probably had seen those types of costumes and it stayed in a corner of my head because I loved it so much...  ;-)

I hope you'll like it as much as I do :-)

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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2011 10:52:20 PM »

Ooooh, this is fantastic, I love the colour and I love the hood. I think I would wear it everyday too! Wish I could make something like this. Great job  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011 12:44:55 AM »

This is lovely!!! I wish I could do this, its amazing
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011 02:02:38 AM »

I love, love, love it! I might have to learn to crochet so I can make one for my 2 girls and one for me! What pattern did you start from? (for the kids) You don't have to answer that one, I did a google search and found your web page! Do you think a beginner could do this?
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011 02:47:47 AM »

Thanks to you all ! So glad you like it :-)

And to answer your question... I am pretty sure a motivated beginner could make it, although I'd recommend starting first with a minor project (think dishcloth or something of the like) to practise even stitches, and get a good beginner's book ("happy hooker" was the book I loved as it really explained many tricks I didn't find in other ressources... but then that was several years ago, and I live in France where only few ressources are available). I won't discuss this too much as "open advertising" is not the point of crafster, but I'll send you a PM right away :-)

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011 05:39:54 AM »

Oooh! I love this! Great color & the granny square details are fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011 06:21:23 AM »

Love it! I'd be really interested in making one of these. I particularly like the hood.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011 09:48:55 AM »

It's beautiful, especially with the granny square detail!
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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011 03:25:15 PM »

Lovely! The texture of the crochet looks really good, and all the details - the granny squares, the hood - are wonderful. Delicious colour too.
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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011 08:12:25 PM »

I haven't seen too many crochet sweaters that I really love but I REALLY LOVE this!! Everything about it is fantastic. Great work!
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« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011 06:47:37 AM »

Awesome work!  I love the grannied cutouts on the sides!
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« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2011 08:55:06 AM »

Beautiful! I love the detail on the sides. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2011 01:24:31 AM »

Awesome job! It looks amazing! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2011 06:42:38 PM »

I just put that on my favorites on Ravelry today! Smiley I was looking for a cape like the one in "Red Riding Hood" (the movie, 2010ish) and found this. Really, really cool. You're really talented!
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« Reply #14 on: September 28, 2011 11:57:00 PM »

Oh wow, thanks  :-D Grin Grin
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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2011 01:05:27 PM »

Hehe, I thought 'oh, I know this, it's up again' - but it's a new cardigan! And it looks so great, the color, the shape, just everything. Great great job on the pattern, super cute hood (love the long form). Totally obvious why this would be your favourite thing to wear, it's so pretty and you look awesome in it!
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2011 11:56:04 PM »

oh thanks for the compliments, and so glad you recognized it from the capelet (I assume)  I posted about previously here :-)

I've worn it so much already that the yarn is starting to pill slightly. I have to think of how to deal with this.. I usually brush sweaters with a regular hairbrush, and I've heard some say they "shave" their knits, but I'd be so afraid to do this !

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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2011 04:18:21 PM »

Cutest cardigan EVER!
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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2011 07:24:52 AM »

that looks oh so snug!
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« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2011 04:12:13 AM »

What a beautiful shape. Very flattering on you. I think I would wear it every day too.
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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2011 04:19:42 AM »

Merci :-)
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« Reply #21 on: October 11, 2011 06:15:20 PM »

Love it. Love the color, the hood, how nicely it's made. Gorgeous.
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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2011 08:00:23 PM »

That is wonderful! Excellent job!
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2011 03:24:28 PM »

I love this! I've always been afraid to try an actual garment. Was the fitting/shaping difficult? I'd definitely give something like this a go and keep it in my classroom for those chilly days (it's much nicer looking than the ancient shapeless cardigan I currently have). And then, I'd have to make another one for home Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2011 07:13:47 PM »

This is SO very pretty!  I would love to make myself something to wear - but it takes so long...  I am a one night type of gal.  Maybe one day I will venture out and create something as beautiful as this!
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« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2011 04:52:38 AM »

I know what you mean... I have started a second one (same design, different colors) but have yet to finish it.
The one really nice thing about top down construction is that you can try it on as you crochet, which really helps keeping the focus and motivation till it's finished and ready to wear :-P
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« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2011 01:21:00 PM »

This sweater is so cute! wonderful desingn Wink
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« Reply #27 on: October 17, 2011 06:11:47 PM »

This is absolutely beautiful!  I love the design and your color choice was perfect.
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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2011 02:45:47 PM »

Oooh, I can't wait to make this!
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2011 05:56:46 AM »

I've bought your lovely pattern and some yarns Cheesy Can't wait to finish the baby blanket I'm working one to start it! Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2011 06:57:06 AM »

It is sooooooooooo beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #31 on: November 07, 2011 10:13:26 AM »

I love the hood! That's so original!
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I love the details! it's gorgeous!
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