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Topic: Wanted: Long-Sleeved Cropped Sweater Pattern  (Read 759 times)
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« on: February 28, 2006 01:56:10 PM »

Hey all,  Grin

Let me get right down to it.... I like shrugs and boleros, but I'm getting a little tired of the opening in the front and would rather have something like a long-sleeved cropped sweater. And, when I say cropped, I mean not too much longer than right under the boobies. I haven't been able to find anything, so if there's a pattern out there, (for free), I'd love to know about it... and... is there any way I could make a regular sweater, and not do the entire body length?? How would I figure that out? Yes, I'm new to the knitting world and it shows... who's the cool kid?  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 02:03:52 PM »

knitty.com has cleaves - http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring05/PATTcleaves.html which is strange, but may be what you're looking for.

And if you want to do a short sweater - you could do a top-down one, and just knit the length to how long you want it. There are instructions for a top-down raglan http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/raglan.html. This would be the easiest, I think.
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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2006 02:51:41 PM »

Thank you so much... I'll definately check out both links. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2006 03:21:16 PM »

Yeah, you can totally knit a sweater without knitting the whole length. If it is a bottom up sweater that you want to mod (I would choose one with a scoop neck or such as opposed to a crew neck) you need to do a little math. After taking the guage from the pattern or your test swatch, tie a string under your bust while wearing a t-shirt or sweater that fits you well, then measure from the armpit of the shirt to the string. Convert that into rows, and count down rows from the under arm shaping in your pattern.
Um from there you may be able to figure that out.
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2006 10:02:09 AM »

There was a cute cropped sweater in the last issue of Vogue Knitting and it looked really easy with no sewing needed. Also it can be worn two ways with a cowl neck or with a slightly collared vneck.
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how about glampyre's bulky mini cardigan? 
http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id117.html

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2006 02:38:58 PM »

Thank you everyone. Smiley

Thesingingllamas -- Thanks for the info... I'll definately have to give it a go... even though I'm a little under-privileged in the math area. It seems rather simple, tho.

persephone -- I'll have to see if I can get my hands on that issue of Vogue. Thanks for the heads up. Smiley

yahaira -- That mini cardigan is cute! I love her other patterns as well. Awesome site, thanks. Smiley
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