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Old 02-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
It was actually in the late 70s, but more 80s. I have a booklet or two with some patterns.
Was that those sweaters with the big padded shoulders?
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:18 PM   #12
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No shoulder pads, but the patterns are somewhat oversize. Most of the patterns in them use size 8 and 15, I used 10s and 13s to knit a couple of them.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:57 AM   #13
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Do you use one LARGE and one small needle at the same time throughout the whole sweater??? Or do you switch BOTH needles?? I had read about condo knitting in a pattern book of prayer shawls and all I could picture was just using 1 needle from each size the whole time.

Now I'm not so sure what exactly condo knitting is.

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Old 02-23-2012, 10:02 AM   #14
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KnitCindy: My understanding is that you use one large and one small needle, so I think you're on the right track!

There's a pattern in a recent Creative Knitting magazine for a vest or cardigan that uses one large and one small needle. It was probably a back issue. If someone wants that pattern, I can find out which magazine it was in and let you know.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:39 AM   #15
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I think the knit rows are done with the small needle and the purl rows with the Large one, so you switch every row.That's exactly what condo knitting is, don't know how it got the name though.
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
It was actually in the late 70s, but more 80s. I have a booklet or two with some patterns.
Hi Suzeeq,

I too remember knitting these in the 80s. Do you still have the patterns and can scan them. I would love to knit them again and I still have my needles but no patterns. Unfortunately here in the UK I am unable to find any :-(

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Sending you a scan or copy of the patterns is against copyright regulations in both the UK and US. However, I'll look at them and either get you the booklet numbers which you might find for sale on ebay, or I may not keep them and just send them to you.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:39 AM   #18
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Dear Suzeeq,

Can you PLEASE post the names/numbers of those booklets here? When you find them?? I'd love to try knitting like this!

THANKS!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:41 AM   #19
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Here are links to a couple of booklets.
http://crochet4you1.tripod.com/paton...g_patterns.htm
http://www.vintageknits.com/index.ph...ducts_id=10326
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Thanks for posting the links, the one shown at the vintage knits site is the one I have. Coats and Clark #318; it has 2 crocheted sweaters, and 4 knit ones. Copyright is 1985 so they're oversized ones too.
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