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Old 01-14-2008, 08:02 PM   #1
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Desperately seeking duster.
Everyone probably knows someone like me: when it comes to anything I have to spend money on, I am exceptionally picky. I'll go to a clothing or shoe store, determined to buy something. I'll angst over any one given item, spend twenty minutes arguing all its good points, but that ONE TINY FLAW will prevent me from buying it. I'll go home empty handed.

As you probably guessed, there is fine print in the Geneva convention stating that it's cruel and unusual punishment for me to drag anyone out shopping with me.

A few years ago I had some truly delightful dusters. I got them on clearance at a department store, bought several colors, and have long since worn through the one I wore the most. It was perfect - simple, slim, lots of extra fabric to wrap around myself instead of gaping open and leaving you out in the cold. The worst part is, it was my absolutely essential Basic Black, and I've been lost without it.

If anyone can direct a despondent duster-lover to a viable pattern, I would be simply delighted. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:23 PM   #2
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Do you mean duster as in a long coat or a wrap? There's this one - http://shop.interweave.com/store/Til...src=KAIKFall07 you could make it longer.
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Old 01-14-2008, 10:29 PM   #3
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That's a SIMILAR idea, but it doesn't look like it'll wrap around the body the way the duster I used to have did. Remember when the ones with the tie around the waist were really in? That's what I have in mind. Goes down to maybe mid-thigh. That one is also a bit more "fancy" than what I had in mind. The beauty of the ones I used to have is that they went with everything because they were very simple. Accented, didn't overwhelm.
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I haven't done it, but I just bought the "Knitsimple" magazine w/ Vanna White on the cover and on page 37 is a duster knitted coat. I love it and it's the whole reason I bought the magazine.

Hope that helps.
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Maybe do a search for cardigan patterns and you'll find something. Check out knitty.com, knittingpatterncentral.com, or thedailyknitter.com for free patterns.
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When I saw your thread title, "Desperately seeking duster." I immediately thought, "Yeah, I wish someone would clean my house too!"

Sorry, but I don't have the pattern info. Hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old 01-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #7
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If you are into cables I think this one is gorgeous. You can embellish
as much or as little as you want and also make it to whatever
length suits you. As soon as I finish up a few projects I intend to
make one about mid-thigh/knee length.

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I got an email from knitpicks with a gorgeous one in it, it's here http://www.knitpicks.com/Mossy+Diamo...user@yahoo.com which doesn't show it so well but click on View More Images and see it on the model.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Gertie View Post
When I saw your thread title, "Desperately seeking duster." I immediately thought, "Yeah, I wish someone would clean my house too!"

Sorry, but I don't have the pattern info. Hope you find what you're looking for.

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Old 01-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #10
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vintage robe here
http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting...hing/linda.htm
or something like these could be made longer for a robe.
http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/...+Wrap+Coat.htm
http://www.craftown.com/knit/knit12.htm
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/wraaro.html
or a kimono style wrap cardigan might work also.
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