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« on: September 26, 2005 01:39:50 PM »

i searched!  but the kimono topics that came up on craftster didn't really match what i was looking for.

i'm going to copy a designer sweater i recently saw featured in the NYT style section, it's a cashmere sweater with super wide kimono sleeves. (designer Mark Eisen for Karoo, if you're interested).  There are no other pictures of this sweater as the product line hasn't come out yet.

question is this:  ever seen a plain-front sweater pattern with kimono sleeves? 

i've got a basic pattern sketched out, but i would like to find a good template to work off of.  the yarn is super thin, the fit is very close to the body, except for the sleeves which appear to be more than a foot wide.

anybody seen anything that looks like that?

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005 02:11:24 PM »

I think I've found a picture of it:
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2005/08/25/fashion/thursdaystyles/20050825_BUZZ_SLIDESHOW_3.html

It would be pretty easy to figure out a pattern, since fit isn't really important in the body part. I don't think you'd need a pattern to base it on. You could just use your hip measurement as a starting point, since that's the spot where it fits snugly.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005 02:30:09 PM »

that is a gorgeous sweater!
i was thinking of knitting one of these for myself.  the sleeves have a similar effect, and you could just wing the body part Smiley  can't wait to see what you come up with !!
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« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2005 02:44:08 PM »

That actually looks like it's two giant rectangles with some shaping at the neck and MAYBE the waist, though that's tough to tell, with a neck picked up around the top and a wide ribbed waist picked up around the bottom.  It actually looks like it'd be really easy to knit, although if you want something fine like that, it might be better to just buy some knitted fabric and sew it.  But if you DO want to knit it, I'm guessing something like Elann's Kid Silk would be wonderful, but you'll need a ton of it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2005 08:25:38 PM »

that's it!  that's the one.  you guys rock.

i figured i could do it all on circs, bottom to top, possibly split the front and back, i don't know.  i don't like the turtleneck, so i'd probably convert it to a funnel-neck or even a crew.

the knitty kimono was a great inspiration, too. . .but its sleeves are more traditional, notched like a real kimono.

my mother in law just brought me back a huge bundle of cashmere from argentina just for this project.  i heart argentina.

hmmmmm.  it's a big project either way, so i will have to practice.

does that look like K4P4 on the waistband?  it's a nice flat rib.

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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005 05:31:43 AM »

Ooh, Cherry Blossom, that IS a nice pattern! I want one of those for myself now! Partially because I'm obsessed with all things Japanese, and partially because I've been thinking of trying to knit myself a new bathrobe. :p
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