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« on: October 04, 2006 12:46:08 AM »


I've looked for a sweater pattern similar to this with no real luck so far.  If anyone has seen a pattern like this or has any suggestions on design software that might be helpful, I would really appreciate it.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know.  I'm obsessed with this sweater!


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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006 02:48:27 AM »

sorry, your google links aren't working, at least not for me. you'll probably need to upload them to photobucket and post the link it gives you.

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006 03:39:42 AM »

hmmm... it is nice on gemma ward (the model. who happens to come from my home town. yeah!), but i would be doubtful as to how it'd look on non-sticks... though the cardigan version is nice.

and i have seen nothing like it, i'm afraid.

but i think you could manage something similar by working out some cables for a yoked sweater (like a trad fair isle sweater pattern), then making the body a-line...

the 'yoke' panel is knit in the other direction. so i'd make that first, to fit round your shoulders. then pick up stitches for the body; and for the sleeves; and for the 'upper neck' (don't know how else to describe it).

argh! i just looked at the details! it's HANDKNIT. jeebus, think of the price!

and you don't have to watch the video. there are links to still images at the top of the women's wear page.

« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006 09:04:42 AM »

I've been coveting this sweater for a while now, so I can see why you love it!  I don't see why it would only be flattering on the models--the A-line makes it pretty forgivable (unlike the micro-minis that are the trend de jour).  I've nothing new to offer about the construction Smiley
  Good luck with it!  I hope you make this sweater.

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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2006 11:02:51 AM »

It reminds me of the Supernova sweater, I think from the new IK?

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2006 03:20:16 PM »

I just found a link on dailyknitter.com (another good source for free patterns) for this flared sweater - http://designsbyblackdog.blogspot.com/2006/07/iroha-ink-flared-sweater-yarn-noro.html

The pictures aren't very clear and the pattern's a little vague - I think you're supposed to make a front and back, not knit in the round. But it looks like a nice one.


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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2006 06:05:47 PM »

i still think it would be easy enough to wing.
the construction is sufficiently unique that basing it on another a-line pattern wouldn't be particularly helpful, imo.
doing it piece by piece its easy to knit to fit, you'd just need to plan the cables. i'm actually a teeny bit tempted by the cardigan version...
i'd be a bit worried about getting the 'upper neck' to fit though.

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006 07:55:39 PM »

right! i've changed my mind.
youre right. that sweater is great. and i'm going to make it!
when i finish my current sweater project i'll start on this.

my housemate's mum sent my housemate a fashion magazine from london with several really good, detailed photos in it.

it's going to weigh a TON, because it's such chunky yarn.

i'll make sure i have my personal blog set up by then, and will share progress/ 'pattern' (it's pretty much going to be knit-till-it-fits; and i am a standard Aus10 (US Cool) as i go.

unless some other people want to join in for a knitalong?

« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006 10:08:23 PM »

As others have said, it looks like it's knit in several pieces the body is one piece, each of the sleeves are others, and the yoke is knit side-to-side, and then the whole thing sewn together.  (Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Without Tears gives a decent tutorial on this kind of sweater -- minus the side-to-side yoke, but it looks like, if you do the math to make gauge, you can wing it -- and tells you how to put it all together.)
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006 12:53:16 PM »

h&m also has a similar sweater on sale as well - same color too - don't know if that helps...  Undecided

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