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Old 04-12-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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Coat?
Was talking with someone yesterday, and now I can't remember what mag she said it was in...lol....

It is a coat, that she said was on the cover of a magazine, Fall I believe.

And it's concept is the same as the pinwheel sweaters...you knit for a while, add sleeves, and then knit some more. Only this is a rectangle, instead of a circle. Wear it one way, long coat with little collar, flip it around, and the collar is big, and it's now a short sweater. I'm SURE I could figure it out, as it seems fairly simple....and one could do nearly any stitch one wants....but geesh, I'm looking for an EASY bulky sweater to make for fall.

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Old 04-12-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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Annie Modesitt had one like that on the cover of Vogue knitting in fall 2005 . But it is circular, not square. You can buy the pattern at her website. You can use one of the elann patterns as a guide; they're essentially the same.

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Old 04-12-2007, 11:37 AM   #3
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thanks, but I'm looking for the square one. I've made 2 and I'm on my 3rd circular one.
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I don't think I've ever seen a square one. But you could certainly take that concept and make up your own pattern.

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Now the Winter Knitter's has a square blanket coat. Maybe that's what she was describing... though it wasn't on the cover...

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Old 04-13-2007, 08:08 AM   #6
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YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


EXACTLY IT!!!! WAY totally different than I imagined

so even tho I was inspired....what I had in mind was different.
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Ooohh... I really like that, pity I can't get the mag with the pattern... I might just have to wing something I guess
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I'm thinking...

measure how wide you want it to be.....make a guage swatch with the pattern you want. so far so good?

THEN, knit, knit knit knit knit.........till it is the length you want from your arm pits. Add your waste stitches where the sleeves need to be, and then continue knitting so the collar is as big as you want it the long way.

And then you are done???? What possibly could I be missing?

The location of the waste stitches would be a formula I think?
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The pattern is really easy, one large rectangle with vertical slits for the armholes, then small rectangles for the sleeves, sewn in. Or you could pick up around the armholes and knit the sleeves around, avoiding seaming altogether.

You cast on about 56" worth, knit about 2/3 of the length, then separate for fronts and back, knitting them separately and joining again to finish. The top of the armhole slits are about 12-14" from the BO edge.

I tried to draw a diagram, but it didn't come out right...

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since I'm SO not a seamstress...lol..

I was thinking horizontal slits for the arms......and yes, picking up stitches to do the sleeves in the round.

Not porportional at all....just a guess?????

what would the benefits be to vertical vs. horizontal. With the horizontal, no dividing, just knitting....
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