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Old 11-21-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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Tips for making my own pattern?
Hi everyone. I've been to a meeting today and somebody I work with was wearing the most heavenly cape / jumper (shop bought). It had long sleeves like a jumper and was fitted around the body but was open at the front with diagonal seams from the hips up to the neck, with a wide neck band which crossed over and fastened with chunky buttons. I would knit it double so it help the shape at the front (it was very thick).

I am desperate to knit something similar but really not sure where to start. I can do the sleeves fine, but not sure where to start with the body / neck. Does anyone have any tips or any similar patterns I could use parts of?
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:45 PM   #2
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Hm. I'm having a hard time picturing it (not that I'd be much help even if I could). Could you examine it more closely to see how it's made? Photos would probably be really helpful too, especially if you're looking for guidance from the folks here at KH.

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Old 11-22-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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Noro has a pattern that is done on the diagonal
with the verrigated yarn makes for a very nice look
hope this helps
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if not

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