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« on: March 10, 2006 11:59:09 AM »

hello ladies and gents, i present you with.... A KNITTED HUG!
I saw a lady in one of my classes wearing something similiar, and I was so jealous I knit ti up myself. I changed it to have kimono style shorter sleeves, and to be a wee bit looser all around. Perfect for changing climates, and bonus it can work as a scarf too! Wonderful for travel!
Knit flat on size 9mm needles in rainbow mohair. Yay!!!!





and to maybe see the colours better:




please let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006 12:15:39 PM »

Wow. That's a really awesome garment. I cannot get over how cool it is, just as an article of clothing, and the fact that it's knitted makes it. . .even cooler.

Plus, it looks incredibly comfy and fuzzy. Great work, I'm really impressed. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2006 12:16:35 PM »

I've never seen a piece of clothing like that. I really like it. And the yarn you used (which I've seen before in a ball and thought that it would never look good when used to make anything) is perfect.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006 05:10:32 PM »

thanks ladies!
i am so in love with this thing that its hard to express, but everybody i talked to about it was like "um, i'm not sure i get it". so it makes me hapy to know that i'm not alone in thinking this rocks. and yes it is very comfy, and soft.
also, when i bought this yarn, i had no idea what to do with it. i just had to have it because it was so bright. months later, and this is the perfect piece for it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2006 05:22:03 PM »

that's awesome & perfect for those indecisive weather days.
I really like it!
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2006 10:29:13 PM »

I like it esthetically more than a shrug. Looks Fabulous.
Don't suppose there's a pattern for it kicking around somewhere?
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2006 11:26:09 PM »

YES THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!  . . i second the pattern idea, or at least maybe a  . . ok here goes with the spelling . . . schematic? . . just to see what shape i'm trying to knit?
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2006 06:17:05 AM »

Wow! I want to make one NOW. Can I resist the urge? I'm busy crafting accessories for a trip next week. Maybe this would be a good airplane project (even thought I'd planned to crochet earrings)
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2006 08:00:32 AM »

a pattern? sure.
there are two ways to do it
1) my lazy way: knit a big old rectangle (i cast on 44 sts on size 9mm needles) knit in stockinette until you get to where your shoulder is. knit half way across (so 22 sts.) put the rest on a stitch holder (i improvised for this, and used a small circular and an elastic band. creativity is key) the knit up on the still active side until you feel you reached the other shoulder. now go back and do the same on the inactive side. join the two and keep on your merry way until the first sleeve is the same length as the second sleeve. bo loosely and seam sleeves. note: do not seam all the way to neck opening as it will look funny, leave 2inches or so.
2) the way it might be more professional: co 44(or whatever) stitches on appropriate sized circulars. knit sleeve, open it up and make neck like in my lazy way, knit in the round the next sleeve. bo and wear.

have fun making it.


OH and last night I wore it out, and my friends said it was very 70s. And star treky, but in a good way (I'm still not sure how I feel about this, but beer was involved) And even the bartender complimented me on "my pretty top" when I told him I made it, he introduced himself! Maybe he wants one too?
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2006 08:25:46 AM »

OH and last night I wore it out, and my friends said it was very 70s. And star treky, but in a good way (I'm still not sure how I feel about this, but beer was involved) And even the bartender complimented me on "my pretty top" when I told him I made it, he introduced himself! Maybe he wants one too?
Hee hee. A Beer Bib!
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