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Topic: Need Help Making A Pattern for Panta/Calorimetry  (Read 16325 times)
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« on: October 18, 2007 11:24:04 PM »

Hi, everyone!

So I've been going nuts for the past 4 months trying to figure out how to make this really pretty panta (or calorimetry).  I don't know anyone else who knits or crochets, and I'm only a newbie.  I thought I'd give it a shot and see if any of you experienced knitters/crocheters can help and figure out the pattern.  The folks at the knitting forum say it's crochet...but it looks too perfect to be crochet (look at the "V" shape near the ears in the 2nd photo).  Plus how'd they get the perfect "stockinette" stictch?Huh

Here are the big photos, but because the yarn is dark, you can see the details:  




Here are some small photos (sorry!), but you can see the details:







I'm about to go nuts if I can't make one.  I've spent so much money buying yarns, needles, hooks, etc.  It's starting to get really chilly here and I would love to be able to make one.  Maybe if someone can figure out the pattern, we can revive the panta/calorimetry craze again...but this time:  "Crochet Style"!


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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007 11:58:25 PM »

It looks knitted to me - and then crochet a nice edge and the flower?
Sorry, not much help, but someone else is bound to know for sure!

Good luck! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2007 01:24:44 AM »

It looks kintted to me, too. Take a look at this pattern http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html. The shape is pretty similar, maybe you won't have to use 2x2 rib but just stockinette... And then you can crochet details.
Hope it helps!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007 03:51:31 AM »

It might be tunisian crochet, but I'm leaning towards  the "knit with crochet accents" myself, too.   The one thing that makes me think it might still be crochet is that it doesn't have the short row holes that the calorimetry has.


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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2007 05:52:35 AM »

The only crochet that looks that 'knitty' is tunisian crochet knit stitch. I just made a scarf in that stitch. I still have to learn to increase and decrease in it though. I think I'll experiment with this project.

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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2007 06:59:30 AM »

Although I can't tell from the pictures, it could be accomplished with front post double crochet, it looks a little knitty, and makes v's like that when increased. It would be made from one side to the other, starting out small, getting big, then getting small again. I'm not sure how the decreases would work, I'm guessing you'd fpdc over both fpdc's at the same time to make it match the increases.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007 09:28:18 PM »

Every since I saw you post this I was hoping that someone would find a pattern.  Since no one responded with one, I thought I would give it a try.  I think I got it!

My panta ends are a little long, so maybe fewer stitches for the "ties" will fix that.

This is the quick and dirty pattern:
I used Red Heart, with a G hook.  The whole thing is worked in a spiral.  Always use the loop closest to you.

Chain 21, half double crochet (hdc) starting at the second chain from hook and continue until last chain stitch.  (You may want to mark the skipped chain stitch because you will need to use it later).

In the last chain stitch make 3 half double crochets, chain 1 and work 3 more hdc's in the same stitch (6 total).  HDC down the opposite side of the chain until you get to the skipped chain stitch (or the marked chain stitch).  

*3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc.  1 hdc in each hdc stitch* until you get to the chain 1 stitch.  

Repeat this pattern until you have six rows on either side of the starting chain.  End at the chain 1 stitch.  

Work 3 hdc then chain 11 (you may end up having to make this shorter or you will end up with nice ends to tie).

Turn, skip first chain (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 more hdc's in that stitch.  HDC in each stitch until you get to the chain 1 stitch.  3 hdc, then chain 10.

Turn, skip first chain stitch (mark) and hdc in each chain stitch, when you get back to the 3 hdc stitch, add 3 hdc's.  

HDC in each stitch, including the opposite side of the chain.  When you get to the skipped (marked) chain stitch, 3 hdc, chain 1, 3 hdc.  

HDC in each stitch, continue hdc in opposite side of chain.  3 hdc chain 1, 3 hdc in marked stitch.  HDC in each stitch until one stitch before tie.  Single crochet, slip stitch and finish off.

I did not add the trim or the flower, but you can add another color and do a single crochet border.

I made a second one in solid color to show the stitches a little better.   The hdc make a "knit-like" stitch on the top if you just use the back loop.

This is a very fast item to make, took me the better part of an hour to make it.  This time I used 6 chain stitches in the "tie" and put a button on it.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 08:34:25 AM »

Oh, Thank you so much.  I have been wanting one of those forever, but haven't found a crochet pattern either.  You did a great job!!!

« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2007 10:28:34 PM »

OMG!!!  You are my hero!!  I cannot wait to try this!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you sooooooo much!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2007 03:29:12 PM »

thank you so much! i've been wanting to learn to knit (more like learn to have the patience Cheesy)  just to make the knitty version! this is so much easier!

thank you!

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