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Topic: Circular Shrug / Vest - Scale Model - TUTORIAL  (Read 246184 times)
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mamaloo
« Reply #290 on: October 10, 2005 04:45:44 PM »

I'm definately a voluptuous woman (which is why I included mention of some changes that might be appropriate for us gals who carry a lot of extra junk in the trunk - and under our arms and in our bras, and stuffed into our panties and probably on our backs.... Hahaha!) and I think that if you are following the instructions inspired by julsey, you'll be fine. 

I think this pattern is super forgiving, what with all that stretchy ribbing.  Swatch up your gauge and determine your measurements for the garment based on YOUR measurements.  Take back the KNIT! 

I'm doing mine pretty chunky using some handpainted Colonia (on 7.5mm needles, which makes it a good tight fabric).  I'll get a pic of progress up after I get into the mock rib a little more, but with the chunky and my chunky butt, I'm used one hank on the first rib section.  I think that's 145 metres.  I'm guessing it'll take about 3 - 3 1/2 hanks of my yarn, or around 500 metres of bulky yarn (or chunky?  which is the smaller of the two? It's bigger than aran weight, anyway).
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rhiandmoi
« Reply #291 on: October 10, 2005 09:30:28 PM »

The width of the piece should correspond to the width of your back. The length should correspond to the circumference of your arm with some extra for boobage. I am considered petite but I have normal boobage so for a small person I look busty. I am going to do an extra couple of inches in the middle part to accomodate for the boobage. I think a good measurement would be to take the profile measurement of one boob and then add double of that to your arm circumference measurement. So if your arm circumference is 18 and then your boob profile is 5 your length would be 28 inches. Then you can do the ribbed section as thick as you want. If you are very curvey you might want to do 6 or 7 inches instead of 5 to keep the scale of the ribbing portion
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mayerlove
« Reply #292 on: October 11, 2005 06:46:19 PM »

i did a shrug length one on purpose. sorry to confuse.
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« Reply #293 on: October 11, 2005 07:13:10 PM »

ooooooo
cool!!!
love it!!
all of the fos are so cute!
mamalool, would you mind sending me the pattern aswell?
thanks!
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« Reply #294 on: October 12, 2005 10:23:22 AM »

Thanks mamaloo for posting the pattern - it was something that I meant to do, but never got around to doing.

I've finished my first attempt at this, but you can tell from the pics that I botched the sizing.


It's cute and all, but I'd like it to at least close over my wee boobies.  It should fit my neice, who is *tiny*. 

I knit 5 inches of ribbing, and just over 15" of mock rib.  I'm tall, so the 15" was a total pipe dream - I was just so sick of mock rib!  And, I cast on for the width of my shoulders (clearly), without adding the extra  4" - DOH!  Idiot!

A few notes about the yarn.  I used Red Heart Super Saver (on sale for $2.25 for like 364 yards) because of this being an experimental pattern.  It was my first time using the Red Heart, and it was scratchy and plasticy (plastic-y?) to knit with.  But!  After washing it, the damn stuff is pretty soft and stretchy.  I am shocked and humbled - I had been such a yarn snob!  I just might keep this stuff in mind for future projects that I need to be machine washable and durable.  Who woulda thunk it?!   Shocked
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« Reply #295 on: October 12, 2005 10:53:20 AM »


Your shrug is cute! I like your color choice. I will have to use the Red Heart and make one for my daughter. Your knitting looks so  nice and even...great tension.
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« Reply #296 on: October 12, 2005 12:22:57 PM »

I bet one could go and pick up those stitches around the arms and make this long sleeved! And WHEEE! less seaming! My fave!
I'm going to attempt this maybe this week. I wonder if I can figure out how to make it maternity style! Shocked
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« Reply #297 on: October 12, 2005 12:25:43 PM »

Umm...I just bought one of these and you guys are just whipping them out on the fly. Are they easy to make? I do not even know if I could Knit a scarf, is there any hope for me? What neddles do you need etc. I just may have to step up the knitting game here. Does anyone know if you can make them on a hat loom? Thanks.
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« Reply #298 on: October 12, 2005 12:31:01 PM »

Umm...I just bought one of these and you guys are just whipping them out on the fly. Are they easy to make? I do not even know if I could Knit a scarf, is there any hope for me? What neddles do you need etc. I just may have to step up the knitting game here. Does anyone know if you can make them on a hat loom? Thanks.

I am working on one using the knifty knitter round loom set.  I am using the yellow and red looms.  I am also adding sleeves to mine.  I hope to have it done today and will try to post pics tomorrow. 
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« Reply #299 on: October 12, 2005 01:06:37 PM »

Umm...I just bought one of these and you guys are just whipping them out on the fly. Are they easy to make? I do not even know if I could Knit a scarf, is there any hope for me? What neddles do you need etc. I just may have to step up the knitting game here. Does anyone know if you can make them on a hat loom? Thanks.

pick any yarn you like then needles that work. just do a little math.

if you can knit/purl increase/decrease you can definatly do this.

I bet it could be done on a loom! it'd be double thick though, so i think you would want sleeves.
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