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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Anthropologie inspired drapey sleeveless shrug pattern - Help! on: August 12, 2010 05:12:00 PM
Hello fellow crafters!

After giving this much though, I've come to realize I need some knitting gods/godesses help.

I've been drooling over some drapey sleeveless shrugs I've seen online an hoping to knit one. Finally I found the perfect yarn, but I'm a bit confused on how to make one. I know some knitters have knitted rectangles with sleeveholes.... but it's not really what I have in mind.

So this is the dream-shrug....


I know its crocheted, but I was hoping to knit one... Any good ideas on how to knit it?

Or do you think it has to be crocheted?

2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / COS dress on: September 23, 2008 09:56:31 PM
Hi everyone  Smiley

Alright, so here's the deal. On my daily visit to one of my favorite fashion blogs, I stumbled into what looks as the most practical-awesome-relativelyeasytoknit item I've seen in my entire life.

I mean... I need this.



But, how the hell is this knitted? In one piece? Maybe first the body and then the sleeves? Sideways?

Please fellow craftsters, I turn to you. I want/need/love this. But I need help!
3  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Ringo have a banana Vest on: July 17, 2008 06:56:47 PM
Hi everyone!!

Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this. I've got this extra cream beautiful yarn that I'm dying to make a cute braided vest out of, but I can't seem to find any decent pattern to at least start with.

Being a regular visitor of the Ringo have a banana blog, I fell in love with the vest she's constantly wearing on her photos. Can you help me on knitting a similar one? Here are some links to photos.

Thank you everyone!



isn't she adorable?
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / polka dots and cold nights on: May 14, 2008 06:15:19 PM
Winter is starting here in Peru, and staying at home during this cold cold nights seems like the best plan.

This skirt goes back almost a year and while its actually a summer skirt (due to the lightness of its fabric) I only seem to wear it during wintertime. I don't really know why that is. Maybe I just like it with the black tights and booties.

It has three sections, which are separated by thin black velvet strips. Over every strip there are tiny pleates of the next segment's fabric... grrr. That didn't make any sense (ocassions like this show me my english is not half as good as I sometimes think).

I wish I had a better camera, I could show you some of the details which to me, make it a lovely skirt.

There are some more photos on my blog,


Thank you for looking!
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Anthropologie inspired tam on: April 21, 2008 09:33:25 AM
I've got to admit it. I'm an Anthropologie sucker. Everything they sell just says cuteness to me... And after seeing Blair (from Gossip Girl... yes... terrible guilty pleasure) wearing the Anthropologie's Lothians Tam on an episode last week (we are far behind on the episodes compared to America) I knew I had to knit it.

The tam, unfortunately, is no longer on the Anthropologie website, so I couldn't really take a good look at it. I also didn't really have enough yarn to knit it as I would have liked, yet, I think its a fine attempt and will keep my head and ears warm during the upcoming winter!

I didn't really use a pattern, just kind of knitted it as I went by.

Thank you for looking, I'd love to know what you think. For some more info and photos, you can take a look at my blog  www.mapofthepiano.blogspot.com. This is the specific post http://mapofthepiano.blogspot.com/2008/04/inspiration-gossip-girls-roman-holiday.html
6  CRAFTING FOR GOOD AND NOT EVIL / Crafty Charitable/Social Causes / Help Peru during our cold, cold winters! on: March 03, 2008 07:47:51 PM
Although I'm well aware most craftster have busy exciting lifes, I thought I'd give this forum a chance. Since it's about crafting for good and not evil, I want to suggest a great idea on how to craft for good.

I'm from Peru, and winters here are terrible and even deadly to some of the poorer sectors of the population, specially in far away rural areas. Children actually die every year because of the cold, and national efforts are made every winter by private institutions to try and get winter clothing for them. However, it never seems to be enough.

So I have an idea, what if we knit, crochet, sew... winter clothing for little children to help Peruvian children during the winter? It would still be in time since winter doesn't start here until June or so. I'd be glad to travel up to the mountains to deliver the donations in the small towns and share pictures with everyone of their crafting in good use.

What do you think??? If anyone's interested, there's more information in my blog.

I really hope this works, help is really really needed here!
7  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Rowan's Patti-along on: September 14, 2007 12:23:39 PM
Ok... so after seeing this post, I inmediately fell in love with this sweater.


Anyone up for it? It's the Patti pattern from Rowan Studio.


I'm buying it today or tomorrow but it would be nice to have some encouragement as I usually don't go for things with small gauge....+

8  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Gorgeous Cashmerino Aran-along? on: August 14, 2007 08:46:07 AM
I just ran into this GORGEOUS pattern online....


I don't know if it's a bit too much for my knitting skills but I would LOVE to give it a try... how's up for it?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / knit skit... anthrpologie inspired (of course!) on: August 09, 2007 09:00:09 AM
So... we don't even get anthropologie in Lima... I guess then I'm just a masochist going religously through their webpage when I can't even try and safe to buy anything from them... rahhh!

But still.. I do. So when I found this lovely knit skirt....


I just said to myself... I've got to have this! I think the construction is fairly simple, but I still have to be sure before heading into such a knitting challenge (I'm known for my short attention spam with fine gauges).  How exactly do I increase a lacy pattern for the skirt to become wider at the end...?

Help! and thanks!
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My chunky braided scarf... (NOW WITH PATTERN LINK!) on: June 15, 2007 11:23:52 AM
I saw a multiple braids scarf at a shop a few months ago, for the over-priced amount of 120 dollars... yeik...

After doing a lot of thinking, and multiple trial and error I finally managed to reproduce the same braiding....   And, I got to make it the colour I really wanted it (the original one was white)... The one in the shop wasn't chunky at all, but I'm in the midst of a love affain with chunky knits, so, here it is...

It was such a quick rewarding knit! And it's one of my most complemented FO so far... I just wanted to share it!

This is a detail of how the ends look, I finished it in a rib.

Ok... well some of you requested a pattern for this scarf, so I made one and posted it here:


I hope it's clear, this was my first time attempting to write some sort of pattern. If any of you knit this, I'd love to see the finished result!

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