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Old 04-28-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Open Front Cardigan
Hi, I am looking for a pattern for and open front cardigan. I bought one and want to try and make one. Is there a way to make a pattern from the one I own? Also, what yarn should I use, I was thinking fingering or sport, something light, but not too expensive. I've included a picture of one that is similar to the one I own. Thanks for your help!
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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If you know about designing and are familiar with knitted fabrics you might be able to design something similar, but I think finding a similar pattern and altering it a bit might be easier.

5th one down on this page is very similar.
http://www.classiceliteyarns.com/pat...?patternID=75#

This one has a drapey effect and might be able to be altered so it's closer.
http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/mo...tparnasse.html
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Thanks for responding so quickly, I was looking at the first one and do you think you could suggest a light yarn that would drape like the photo? or what fiber would simulate it? Thanks again!
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The yarn used for the sample design is Allegoro by Classic Elite Yarns. It is a loosely plied 70% cotton, 30% linen and it's about 6 st. to the inch in gauge with size 5 US needles. This guide puts at about a sport to DK weight. It's a fairly new pattern so there isn't a lot of info about it yet even on Ravelry.

I don't know of specific yarns, but I know bamboo produces a drapey fabric so it might be an option. Hopefully someone else here can help you out with info.
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