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Topic: sleeveless cowl-sweater thingy (now with tutorial!)  (Read 6079 times)
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Eatcore
« on: June 26, 2005 08:10:01 PM »

i recently finished this, my own design.  I wanted to make something more experimental/artsy.  You can't really see it in the pics, but it's got a cable down the front and back and some dropped stitches.  The whole thing was done in the round (no seams, yay!)  Oh, and the yarn's recycled...thank you, Ashland free box once again.

http://takepills.org/images/virginia/cowlsweater1.jpg
http://takepills.org/images/virginia/cowlsweater2.jpg

don't mind my happy smiling face...i'm about to go to work!

Note:  I decided against submitting to knitty.  Too much work, too little time.  Here is the pattern.

sleeveless cowl sweater thingy

size medium-large (its stretchy)


-size 13 and size 9 circular needles
-many skeins of variegated yarn such as rowan biggy print or handpaintedyarn.com superbulky pure wool, maybe 8 or so (?)

gauge:  On size 13 needles, St st, 11 st = 4 in; 11 rows = 2 in.

cable pattern:  
rnd 1:  p2, place next 3 sts on cable needle, k3, knit 3 stitches on needles, p2.
rnds 2-8: p2, k6, p2.

optional:  drop a couple sts at random while knitting the body.  drop the st, then pick up the resulting ladder, place on left needle and knit like a normal st.  continue as for the rest of the piece.  Dont do it too much or itll get really big!

Body:
With size 13 needles, co 80 sts.
Join rnd and place marker at beginning of rnd.
rnd 1: k8, work cable pattern, k44, work cable pattern again, finish rnd.
Continue in this manner, working the cable pattern, for 19 inches.

Armholes:
rnd 1:  BO 3 sts before and after stitch marker at beg. of rnd (6 sts total.), k34, BO6, k34.
Knit the front and back, attaching a spare skein for half, for 6 inches.  Continue working cable pattern.
CO 6 st over each armhole.  Mark beg of rnd again.  Work 4 rnds, continuing the cable pattern.

Cowl:
switch to size 9 needles.  continue working as before, with cable pattern, for 13 inches.  BO and tuck in ends.

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2005 09:04:37 PM »

Awesome design. I love the yarn. It looks really warm. That would be perfect for a fall day.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2005 09:25:27 PM »

Eatcore, your thingy is cool!  This is the kind of top I search knitting books for.  Are you submitting it somewhere?
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2005 10:07:18 PM »

thanks for the comments!  the yarn was really fun to work with, because it was variegated both in color and thickness (my favorite kind of yarn.)  It reminded me of some of the rowan stuff.

what do you mean, submitting?  i could post the pattern, if you'd like it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2005 04:52:01 AM »

I think Glaistig meant that your top is so awesome you should submit it to be published in a knitting magazine or website!
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2005 09:52:11 AM »

So runway! That could have come right out of a fashion spread.
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Eatcore
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2005 11:18:41 AM »

Wow!  thanks everyone!

how do you submit stuff?  just send the pattern to a magazine or knitty.com or something?  i've never done it before.
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2005 08:06:30 PM »

Look's like Knitty's submission info is here:  http://www.knitty.com/subguide.html Yikes, the deadline is July 1!

I'd lurv-ve a tutorial if it's not published  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2005 10:13:10 PM »

i second the tutorial if it's not published! i'd totally love to make that.
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Eatcore
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2005 11:01:50 PM »

i think i'm going to submit it to knitty, but first i need to figure some things out.
umm...any ideas how many balls of rowan it might take to make it?  since it's recycled, i just used a whole sweater to make it. 
i think the rowan biggy print is the most similar to the yarn.  any cheaper alternatives any one knows about that have variegated thickness?
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