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Title: DORMANT: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater
Post by: andi_sunrider on June 18, 2007 08:29:53 PM
http://sweaterbabe.com/product_cp22.htm

This sweater looks just delicious. Anyone else seen it and thinking of making it? If only I'd had this pattern in hand when I was in Weaving Works in Seattle this weekend to pick out some lovely yarn....


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: vanillaxlight on June 18, 2007 08:31:33 PM
oooh that is beautiful.. I hadnt seen it, but I definitely want to make it.


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: Aelita on June 18, 2007 08:41:30 PM
That top is pretty, I have to many wip's to do right now though.


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: WIPs on June 18, 2007 09:11:18 PM
Wow, that's gorgeous!


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: miss_joy on June 19, 2007 09:47:42 AM
that is beautiful but.. it's not for free =(

yes i know.. i'm cheap. lol! maybe next time when i have a job and not a student on a budget =)


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: WIPs on June 19, 2007 10:10:34 AM
that is beautiful but.. it's not for free =(

yes i know.. i'm cheap. lol! maybe next time when i have a job and not a student on a budget =)

I know what you mean. I'm so broke. :P


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: eatyerhartout on June 24, 2007 12:30:25 AM
Oh wow! That's gorgeous, but I can't right now. I just bought her book, though (Fabulous and Flirty Crochet--so many cute patterns!). I love her style!!

Edited to add: For those of you who also knit and like the kimono style sweater, there's this pattern: http://sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/cables-lace-knitting-cardigan-project.htm (http://sweaterbabe.com/knitting-patterns/cables-lace-knitting-cardigan-project.htm).


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: andi_sunrider on June 24, 2007 04:16:49 PM
Oh wow! That's gorgeous, but I can't right now. I just bought her book, though (Fabulous and Flirty Crochet--so many cute patterns!). I love her style!!


Yeah, I would have bought the book, I think, if this pattern had been in it, but it's the one I liked the most, so I'll settle for the library for it:)

I bought yarnish stuff for it yesterday, not what's called for at all, but a similar weight, so now I'm just waiting for payday to buy the pattern....


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: staysha on June 25, 2007 05:56:22 PM
I'd love to join this CAL!  I want to make this for a friend's birthday - its PERFECT for her, and her bday is in August, so this is perfect timing...

I too, await payday.


What yarn ya gonna get?


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: andi_sunrider on June 25, 2007 08:58:38 PM
I procured six balls of Bernat Matrix in Modem Marine. It's totally different than what the pattern calls for, but I think it'll be cute with my hot pink tank top:) And I have enough fluffy sweaters for the summer, I think that this will be not hot for summer, but still cute....


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: staysha on July 02, 2007 12:18:20 PM
okay, it turns out that my friend's birthday is in 8 days. i thought for sure it was in september. so i think i'm better get going!  Buying yarn now and starting tonight! 


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: staysha on July 05, 2007 12:39:05 PM
Have you started? It's harder than I thought it would be...I'm only three rows in so far. I picked up a fingering weight yarn like the pattern calls for, but I think it would be better with something a little heavier.


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: andi_sunrider on July 05, 2007 06:16:44 PM
I've done one row. I actually was on the third, before I realized I was doing the swatch.... Woops! So I had to rip a bunch out and restart, and I haven't gotten around to it yet. I gave up on the matrix stuff before I even finished the chain on the swatch, way too thin, even though happy hoooker says 3/Light is like, two steps up from the fingering, and I'm going with this bernat stardust stuff I bought at the thrift store, not sure what weight it says, it says size 7 / 4.5 mm needles. It seems to be working much better, although my tension is still kinda screwy...


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: staysha on July 06, 2007 01:09:42 PM
Yeah, I'm not such a fan of the fingering yarn.  I'm usually a really tight crocheter.



Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: WIPs on July 08, 2007 06:15:59 AM
Oh, that's looking beautiful so far!


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: sewluv on July 09, 2007 03:38:58 PM
I would love to make this but I dont want to pay for it.
Maybe I will try to make my own version of it.


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: andi_sunrider on July 10, 2007 01:33:36 AM
Staysha, that is looking lovely! You're much further along than me, I've totally been distracted by schoolwork, I'm only on the fourth or fifth row....


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: Singlemom on July 10, 2007 08:03:46 AM
That sweater is beautiful, and yours is coming out lovely. This one is definitely on my wish list. I'm watching to see how well this pattern works out. The stitch looks similar to the shawl in The Happy Hooker book.


Title: Re: SweaterBabe Kimono Wrap sweater?
Post by: andi_sunrider on July 10, 2007 08:24:42 PM
The stitch looks similar to the shawl in The Happy Hooker book.

I didn't even notice, but now that you mention it and I take a look, it is almost exactly the same, the only difference is that it's just triple crochet, not doubletriple, and the kind of "support" rows in the shawl are all sets of three chains, while this one goes three-two-three chains....  neato!