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madametj
11-06-2007, 08:36 PM
Which of these patterns is best to make as a first-time garment? I originally planned to knit the Hot Lava Cardigan (http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/hotlavacardigan.pdf)as my first garment (with hopes of it looking more like this (http://guavaseeds.blogspot.com/search?q=hot+lava)), but now I'm thinking the Anthropologie-inspired caplet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0) or the One Skein Wonder Shrug (http://www.oneskeinwonders.com/patterns/shrug.php) might be a bettew choice for a first garment. (:think: hmm, but then my arms will still be cold!:doh: )

So which do you think is best? (oh, and please let me know if there are really any differences between the last two shrugs)

redmom37
11-06-2007, 09:51 PM
Which of these patterns is best to make as a first-time garment? I originally planned to knit the Hot Lava Cardigan (http://www.bluealvarez.com/bluealva/patterns/hotlavacardigan.pdf)as my first garment (with hopes of it looking more like this (http://guavaseeds.blogspot.com/search?q=hot+lava)), but now I'm thinking the Anthropologie-inspired caplet (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=62184.0) or the One Skein Wonder Shrug (http://www.oneskeinwonders.com/patterns/shrug.php) might be a bettew choice for a first garment. (:think: hmm, but then my arms will still be cold!:doh: )

So which do you think is best? (oh, and please let me know if there are really any differences between the last two shrugs)
I did the anthropologie-inspired caplet :inlove: it is very easy!& looks very nice, I did make mine longer than pattern,:thumbsup:

knitgal
11-06-2007, 10:50 PM
I'm about to make my first garment too! I'm going to make the Dream in Color shrug (http://www.dreamincoloryarn.com/pages/patterns.html). The pattern isn't online, but I was sent it from a yarn store, so pm me if you want it. I think it's super cute, but I also really like the two shrugs you mentioned, so it's a toss up!

madametj
11-06-2007, 11:35 PM
I'm about to make my first garment too! I'm going to make the Dream in Color shrug (http://www.dreamincoloryarn.com/pages/patterns.html). The pattern isn't online, but I was sent it from a yarn store, so pm me if you want it. I think it's super cute, but I also really like the two shrugs you mentioned, so it's a toss up!
knitgal, that shrug is cute! but, i wanted something simple that will go with a big part of my wardrobe.

suzeeq
11-06-2007, 11:37 PM
I think the Anthro inspired shrug would be easiest, and you can knit the sleeves longer. Another one that's easy and free is glampyre's minsweater/boobholder - http://glampyreknits.tripod.com/glampyrephotos/id62.html which can also be knit with longer sleeves and length, like these http://merp.wordpress.com/2006/07/09/summer-cardigan-completed/
http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=402

Jitendra
11-06-2007, 11:51 PM
I like that hot lava shrug, I think I'll try that at some point. After I saw it I went looking for patterns for a button up cardigan that has long sleeves and a long waist, but I can't find any. I don't like 3/4 length sleeves and I really don't like cardigans that stop at my hips. I'm tall, it just makes me look like I'm wearing some tiny person's jumper.

madametj
11-07-2007, 12:15 AM
thank you everyone for your input, i've narrowed it down to either the hot lava or the anthro caplet, so keep the comments coming.

madametj
11-07-2007, 08:08 PM
bumpety bump