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pullover sweater pattern w/fabric strips

sheila | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

Hello,

Does anyone have or know where I can locate a pullover sweater pattern that is either knit or crocheted with narrow strips of fabric?  I have so much fabric from my quilting stash, I thought I would use up some of the leftover fabric.  The pattern was published in the late 60’s or early 70’s, I think.  It seems like it might have been in Family Circle or Woman’s Day magazine.

 

 

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  1. sewhat | | #1

    If you can't find a pattern, I suggest you make several swatches using that fabric and various size needles.  Then select the swatch that you like the appearance of the best, measure the gauge on it, then look for a pattern you like that uses the same gauge.  I am not a crocheter, but I know this will work for a knitted piece. 

  2. rjf | | #2

    Have you checked the messages under "knitting with silk scraps"?  I think it's under general discussion.  I'll check and be back.    rjf

  3. rjf | | #3

    Okay...the discussion for "knitting with silk scraps" is 2603 and it is under "general discussion".  Knitting a swatch for guage before choosing a pattern is a good idea.  rjf

    1. sheila | | #6

      HELLO,

      I CAN NOT FIND THE MESSAGE KNITTING WITH SILK SCRAPS #2603 - WOULD YOU PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT [email protected] WITH WHAT INFORMATION WAS GIVEN.

      THANKS SO MUCH!

      SHEILA

      1. Jean | | #7

        http://forums.taunton.com/tp-gatherings/messages?msg=2603.1

        Above is the link to the thread.  I found it by copying and pasting into the search by number box that can be found when you go to advanced search and scroll down a bit.

        By the way. I see that you are new to posting on the forum, but a word to the wise--typing in all capitals is considered shouting and is also very difficult to read.

        1. rjf | | #8

          Somehow I didn't see your note to Sheila before I wrote mine so I'll go back and delete.   rjf

  4. kjp | | #4

    What a great idea!!  There are a lot of books which give general sweater patterns & directions for figuring out how to translate it to your gauge.  I haven't tried it, but seems like it would be easy with a simple, boxy pattern!  How about scarves knit in garter stitch?  I'll let you know if I can come across anything.  Karin

  5. anneelsberry | | #5

    Two books to suggest -- Knitting in the Old Way and Knitter's Book of Patterns by Interweave Press.  Both show how to design your own pattern given the gauge of your material and the shape of the garment.

    My only thought though is how many yards of strips you'll need for a pullover.  Most hanks of yarn are 100 yds and depending on how wide the strips you'll need 500 or more yards.

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