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mangokiwi
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  08:28:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit mangokiwi's Homepage Send mangokiwi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What sweater pattern is worthy of Madelinetosh Vintage in a lovely nutmeg color? Every time I go to my LYS, I spy 6 skeins of Vintage (1200 yards) in this beautiful yellow and wish I had a pattern in mind for it! Any suggestions? Perhaps it will finally motivate me to buy this beautiful yarn...

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lacylaine
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USA
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  10:24:45 AM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
According to my Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements, 1200 yards of worsted weight yarn will only make a sweater for a 34" bust. You could actually make up to a 50" bust with that much yarn or make a short-sleeeved sweater. Try doing a search at Ravelry. I bet a bunch of patterns already exist for that much Vintage yarn. Good luck!

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mangokiwi
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Posted - 01/18/2012 :  1:03:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit mangokiwi's Homepage Send mangokiwi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I actually made a 37" with less than 1,000 yards, so I think that might be a bit of an overestimate. This was the pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/golden-wheat-cardigan Must sew on buttons!

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marjotse
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  01:09:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My experience with the "handy book" is that it overestimates. I guess that the fact that sweaters are nowadays a bit more fitting might be one cause, also it does state somewhere that it errs on the generous side of things.

But anyways The garter yoke cardigan (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/22-garter-yoke-cardigan) is a lovely cardigan that could be knitted with that amount of yarn. Or maybe Harvest Moon [http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/harvest-moon-2).
Check also the pattern suggestions for this yarn on ravelry!

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mangokiwi
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USA
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Posted - 01/19/2012 :  8:50:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit mangokiwi's Homepage Send mangokiwi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those are great! THe Harvest Moon is very pretty! Does it matter what kind of yarn you use for a top down sweater?



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marjotse
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Posted - 01/20/2012 :  12:56:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, it doesn't matter. The type of yarn you choose is much more dependent on the total look of a garment. A cardigan that is more fitting-jacket like, or one that is "flowy" require different yarns. For one you would choose a yarn with a lot of drape (e.g. linen) for the other a yarn with a nice memory would be better (wool). But for the construction itself (top down, from the bottom, flat with seaming etc) the yarn choice doesn't matter.

Marjolein

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mangokiwi
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USA
227 Posts

Posted - 01/20/2012 :  3:43:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit mangokiwi's Homepage Send mangokiwi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I just checked out your flickr account, very pretty FOs! Your daughters (my guess), are very lucky to get sweaters like that!

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marjotse
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Posted - 01/21/2012 :  04:55:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you!

Marjolein

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Ceil
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Posted - 01/25/2012 :  7:24:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if Madelinetosh's Tea Leaves Cardigan suits the yardage?

Ceil
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