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« on: July 07, 2005 05:40:56 PM »

I refuse to pay for this bag when I can make it or one similiar.  Is there anything you guys refuse to buy because you'd rather make it instead?



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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 05:50:30 PM »

That's just a long rectangle in reverse stockinette, with two front-crossing cables running down it.  Looks like an 8-stitch cable to me.

So I'd do a guage swatch, figure out the width you want it to be, and divide by three. Figure how many stitches you'll need to make each 3-part section. Cast on that many plus sixteen. Every six or so rows, cable 4 forward after your width divided by three amount.  If there's a side panel, that's just a rectangle again. Same length as your first one, and about 1/3 as wide, I'd guess.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 05:52:25 PM »

That's just a long rectangle in reverse stockinette, with two front-crossing cables running down it. Looks like an 8-stitch cable to me.

So I'd do a guage swatch, figure out the width you want it to be, and divide by three. Figure how many stitches you'll need to make each 3-part section. Cast on that many plus sixteen. Every six or so rows, cable 4 forward after your width divided by three amount. If there's a side panel, that's just a rectangle again. Same length as your first one, and about 1/3 as wide, I'd guess.


Thanks I changed the topic because you pretty much answered my original question. Also, I'm curious to see what other knitters would rather make Smiley Thanks for your reply. I can't wait to get started on this project.
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2005 05:56:23 PM »

I really want to make a ton of little shrugs and cropped sweaters.  I like wearing them, and I like that they're "in" right now, and I need things to put over all my cute tank tops to make them work-appropriate.  BUT, these things are such a huge fad, I don't want to go spend tons of money buying them if they're going to go out of style tomorrow.  They remind me of the sweater-coat trend a few years back.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005 05:58:28 PM »

I want to make this:
http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=7031&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=893&iMainCat=11

Actually, I'd rather buy it, but I'm a housewife and I don't think $78.00 sweaters are in our budget this omnth. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005 05:59:31 PM »

Wait a minute, mgenevieve, sweater coats are out? Crap. I still have 5 I bought from the thrift store.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005 06:10:04 PM »

I want to make that one too, Erin.  Wink
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41870.10
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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2005 06:14:49 PM »

i want to make a denim skirt. i love 'em.
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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2005 06:34:54 PM »

I'd love to make this:

http://www.asos.com/product.asp?sku=CFCKN1075

I love the stitch pattern and it looks sooooo easy Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2005 01:21:38 AM »

i want to make more little cropped cardies/ shrugs.

and scarves.

they work out cheaper than buying those items.

but when it comes to full-on jumpers, it can actually be cheaper to buy them... plus they take so long to knit.
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