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Old 10-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hi all!
My mom and I have been looking for a sweater pattern which was popular in the 70s. It was called a condo sweater and was knitted on one huge (size 17 maybe) needle and one small one which made a loose lacy look. We both made them for Christmas gifts , they worked up quickly. Thanks in advance for your help and enjoy the day. Swardie
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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I remember those. I will look through my old patterns to see if I can find something for you.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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Boy, that brings back memories!
Try Googling condo knitting; several patterns come up.
Also look under Vintage Knitting Patterns for companies that specialize in old patterns.

If you don't find anything you like, wouldn't you get a similar look with drop stitch?
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Hi Sue and Swardie and all...I so desparately want to make this sweater again!
Please share the pattern if you can. I have not been able to locate my copy from 1980 after many moves. What a super project it was. Hoping to revisit it again with your help!...Thanks so much!
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I don't have a pattern for the sweater, but is this the stitch pattern?
http://knittingonthenet.com/stitches/condo.htm
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Here's one pattern that may work.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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I don't remember a sweater like that. Back then we were all into tee shirts, bell bottoms, and bold geometric patterns. My favorite jeans were blue bell bottom jeans with white stripes and big red stars all over. You were a geek if the bottom of your jeans didn't drag on the ground. The wider the bell, the cooler you were. Now picture bell bottoms dragging on the ground while wearing 8 inch platform shoes. It was quite a trick. A sweater like that would have been too conservative (establishment) for us hippies. Gee, I'm telling my age.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #8
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Have you ever heard of Yarn Harlot? Google her. She writes an awesome blog about knitting and I not too long ago she mentioned patterns for small townhouses and stuff. You might find what you're looking for there! She's great.
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Have you ever heard of Yarn Harlot? Google her. She writes an awesome blog about knitting and I not too long ago she mentioned patterns for small townhouses and stuff. You might find what you're looking for there! She's great.
Oh my gosh, I feel so silly. I wasn't reading your post, just the subject. I thought you were looking for patterns for furniture styles you might find in small homes and I had the post I mentioned in mind. Yikes, so sorry!
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #10
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It was actually in the late 70s, but more 80s. I have a booklet or two with some patterns.
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