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Old 03-18-2008, 07:51 PM   #1
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Fitted Women's Sweater/Tops
Does anyone have a good pattern for a fitted stylish/contemporary top/sweater? I keep running into either explicitly maternity tops or tops resembling maternity tops. I was something fun that I can actually wear as a college student.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:03 PM   #2
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I definitely understand. I am 22 and I have trouble finding patterns that I like. I LOVE the patterns by the Zephyr girls found here. I am currently working on their pattern called Ms. Marigold and it's easy to knit and it looks adorable (I omitted the ruffle).
I also love the patterns from the book "Fitted Knits" by Stephanie Japel. There are some pictures on Ravelry of the designs, but you can also look at a few here. Interweave Knits magazine often has some pretty tops as well as Knitty.
Generally, I have had to do a lot of looking, but I have found a few cute patterns. I am very picky about my clothes, so I don't want to waste my time making something I won't wear.
If you're not on Ravelry yet, you should sign up. It's an amazing resource for finding patterns. There are groups of knitter's in their 20's and I raid their patterns too.

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Old 03-18-2008, 08:15 PM   #3
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Stitch Diva Studios has some nice fitted sweaters. Sahara is going to be my next project, and I've also been thinking about the Hourglass Jacket and the Simple Knitted Bodice.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:19 PM   #4
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You might look into the book Fitted Knits. They may have it at your library, too.

This one's cute, but costs a few dollars.

These are free -

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Old 03-18-2008, 10:27 PM   #5
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Patternworks has two booklets out with some gorgeous tops, young woman style called "Make it Modern" and "Terra Collection".
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