Saturday, November 17, 2007

I need pattern-finding assistance.

I was over at a friend's house yesterday and she had on this gorgeous cardigan/wrap thing and of course my immediate thought was: I could knit one of those! My friend is a bit of a clothes-horse, so I didn't even bother asking where she bought it since it is very likely that it wouldn't be something I could afford. Instantly I remembered having seen a pattern somewhere that was awfully similar, but I'll be damned if I can find it now. I suspect I could create a pattern myself, but...*is lazy*.

My main problem is this: I don't know what to call this...thing. It's sort of a cardigan, but not totally (though I suppose *technically* it is). It resembles a wrap or poncho, but has more definition than that. I am going to try my utmost to describe it and if you've seen something similar or can help me better define this thing, please let me know.

It was a deep v-neck in the front that closed with only one large button at the chest. So, the bottom half was an upside-down V. It had sleeves, but they were very loose and came down into points at about halfway between the elbow and the wrist. The underside of the sleeve (where the seam is) was shorter and ended at about the elbow or just before. They either flared out or were just extremely wide the whole length. The length of the piece was about hip-height. I'm fairly sure there were side-seams, but it was wide fitting, similar to the sleeves. It almost looked like a poncho, but with two front pieces instead of just one and seamed up underneath the arms.

3 comments:

Sandra said...

Hmm. I found things that may have one part or other of your description, but not all. For example, at from Knitscene Spring 2007, the Pncho Vest (#4 on the list); I suppose the Hideout Coat (about halfway down the list) might be adaptable; or maybe the Poinsettia or Tulips designs might have elements (#1 and #25 on that page)? Or maybe something like the Pamela or Shizuka cardy/wrap?

mari said...

You should ask your friend where she got it sot that you can get a picture of it off a website/catalogue. That would help a lot.

TheBlackSheep said...

Well, it sounds a bit similar to the cardy the Harlot just did - http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/. Not exactly the same, but if you had that pattern you could make the modifications you want.

Um, Cardi pics? or did I miss something? eh hem... :P