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« on: June 27, 2007 07:33:21 PM »

First off - sorry about the somewhat race-y picture. It's not me - promise.

Is this knit, crochet, or would I be better off finding some fabric and sewing it up?

I'm brand new at all of the above, and I have ABSOLUTELY no idea what this is.

Any help would be greatly appreciated Smiley Thanks so much!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007 07:44:56 PM »

Hmmmm. . . .
I can't really tell specifics from this far away, but it looks very much to be knit, due to the drape of the fabric especially.
It looks to be in quite a small gauge.
And with some metallic?
Are there any other pictures, perhaps from different angles?
I'll have to do some thinking. . . .
I'm sure there's loads of others who would be more useful than I  Embarrassed

« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007 07:54:27 PM »

Thank you so much for your reply!

Unfortunately, that's the only picture I have Sad

Smaller = Harder correct?
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007 08:03:52 PM »

I vote for sewing. It's a knit fabric, but the gauge looks so fine that I don't know that you could even find a yarn skinny enough that has that kind of metallic look to it.

« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007 08:08:45 PM »

i second the 'sewing with a knit fabric' option. it would take you so much time to knit that that it wouldn't be worth it (in my opinion). Plus all the extra skills you would have to learn for knitting...it would take a while =D Sewing is much easier to master in a shorter period of time, or just 'wing it' if you dont have the patience to learn like me!

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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007 08:10:57 PM »

Smaller = takes more time.  (Think of it as trying to fill a bucket with rocks [big stitches] versus sand [little stitches]). You could modify this pattern by changing the lace to stockinette (knit every round) and by making the body shorter and the straps longer, and adding the triangles similar to this pattern.  And messing around with the edging a little.  It would actually be a really easy -- although, to be honest, REALLY boring -- knit.  I know that you said that you're a brand new knitter; let me know if I wasn't clear or if you need more information.  (But the "sew a knit fabric" option is good too  Smiley)
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2007 08:38:11 PM »

Thanks guys Smiley

Spaghetti - i am pretty sure I understand what you're saying, but I don't actually know how to do it! I'm just learning to knit and pearl!

I think I will sew it, but I don't know how to do that either - I guess I'll take this pic to the sewing boarddddddd.

Thanks again for your help!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007 02:13:00 AM »

As others have said, sewing with a knit jersey type fabric would definitely be the best option. Something like that would take forever to knit and would be really boring in the end. Best of luck with making it Smiley

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