Sunday, October 1st, 2006

MinimalistSo I’m looking through the pictures for the latest MagKnits and I’m thinking, Wow, this Minimalist pattern looks so cute! It has the same style as my favourite sweater. I’d love to knit it, especially since its name indicates that it should be pretty simple.

Then comes the incredulous silence as I scroll through the hundreds of rows of shaping specifications. Minimalist my fanny!

I have a really pretty charcoal sweater that my mom bought for me from the Gap. It looks similar to this, except it’s bottom up and so there are no yarnovers at the top. It’s really really beautiful (my mom always know exactly what looks good on me, even if I don’t), and I’d like to knit something similar because after four years it’s starting to lose its shape. I may sit down with it at some point this fall and figure out the specifics; it’s just a turtleneck with ribbing at the ends, so it should be nice and simple to copy.

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2 Comments to “Minimalist??”

  1. I think all those rows of shaping instructions are just the raglan increases for the yoke and sleeves. Perhaps she could have written the pattern so that it could say, “continue to increase one stitch before marker and one stitch after marker as set…” or something like that. It does look like a great simple pattern. Don’t be scared!

    Comment by
    Liz K.
    October 1, 2006 @ 11:37 am
  2. Thanks for the reminder about magknits today, I always forget to check :)

    Comment by Aija
    October 1, 2006 @ 2:19 pm

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