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Pattern Reviews> KnipMode Magazine> 01-2011-15 (sweater)

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Posted on:1/23/11 3:19 PM
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UrbanSeamstress said... (1/27/11 3:57 PM) Reply
I tried to make this top -- the red off-the-shoulder version on page 15 -- in the recommended Poly-Lycra stretch knit, but the result was much the same: the collar is stretched way too tight for comfort, and to make matters worse, it won't stay put at all. Really, if you're after replicating this view, you'll find this pattern mediocre at best. I can only suspect that for the effect in the magazine photo, they dressed the model in a version at least two sizes larger than her measurements would indicate and/or that they made significant changes to neckline of the pattern (i.e. widened it considerably and, of course, lengthened the collar piece to match). Having said this, the pattern probably works fine for the two other views on pages 10 and 24. As for myself, I guess I like it to an extent without collar, although it is a bit plain that way and it does draw attention to the fact that the fit would seriously benefit from tweaking.
becca a said... (1/24/11 10:10 AM) Reply
Squirrellypoo, I am not sure the pattern is a complete dud. It may be a bad marriage of pattern to fabric. Something with a lot of stretch would probably work over the shoulders. However, having the same front and back does seem problematic for fitting.
squirrellypoo said... (1/24/11 5:26 AM) Reply
oh dear! I liked this one in the magazine, but it's worrying that the neck isn't wide enough to stretch over even your narrow shoulders! Sorry you happened across one of Knip's very few duds as your first try! :(
21wale said... (1/23/11 9:01 PM) Reply
I really like how the cowl looks on this one!
 
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