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Ellie
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 13 Nov 2017, 11:14

Speaking of knitting, if I wanted to make myself a sweater, can you recommend a good easy pattern to start?
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by nicole » 13 Nov 2017, 11:38

Ellie wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 11:14
Speaking of knitting, if I wanted to make myself a sweater, can you recommend a good easy pattern to start?
Sure! The absolute best IMO is "Improv" which is more of a template for a top-down raglan sweater than a pattern per se -- because it's meant to give you a custom fit: https://fringeassociation.com/2016/08/1 ... s-sweater/ I recommend this because (a) if you are willing to spend a few minutes thinking about measurements and plugging in numbers, it's not hard at all and (b) it's soooo worth it to get the custom fit. (The same designer also has a sleeveless template/pattern as well if you're looking for something quicker: https://fringeassociation.com/2017/05/0 ... e-pattern/)

If you want all that work done for you, Brick is a good option: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brick-2
I haven't knit Flax but it's a super popular first sweater and the TinCanKnits stuff directed at learners is great (and free): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flax
They have a popular cardigan in the same collection: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-10
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 13 Nov 2017, 12:55

nicole wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 11:38
Ellie wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 11:14
Speaking of knitting, if I wanted to make myself a sweater, can you recommend a good easy pattern to start?
Sure! The absolute best IMO is "Improv" which is more of a template for a top-down raglan sweater than a pattern per se -- because it's meant to give you a custom fit: https://fringeassociation.com/2016/08/1 ... s-sweater/ I recommend this because (a) if you are willing to spend a few minutes thinking about measurements and plugging in numbers, it's not hard at all and (b) it's soooo worth it to get the custom fit. (The same designer also has a sleeveless template/pattern as well if you're looking for something quicker: https://fringeassociation.com/2017/05/0 ... e-pattern/)

If you want all that work done for you, Brick is a good option: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/brick-2
I haven't knit Flax but it's a super popular first sweater and the TinCanKnits stuff directed at learners is great (and free): https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flax
They have a popular cardigan in the same collection: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-10
Oh, this is awesome, thank you so much!
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 13 Nov 2017, 13:16

Speaking of dresses that I have nowhere to wear, and would never ever pay that much for, yet still desperately want:

http://www.jpeterman.com/item/WDR-5427/ ... olor/BLACK

http://www.jpeterman.com/item/WDR-5143/ ... olor/BLACK
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 14 Nov 2017, 11:20

I also confess I don't really like the dolman look. Maybe it's comfortable to wear? But to me it just looks like you cut the armholes way too big and then stretched out the torso to make it fit.
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