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IWK Summer 2008 Apres Surf Hoodie

May 1, 2008
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Gallery: Apres Surf Hoodie, design by Connie Chang Chinchio

Interweave Knits Summer 2008What is it about little hoodies that is so completely captivating? Why do we all want this garment for ourselves? I don't know, but I was really disappointed that I couldn't try on the sample. Sigh. The difference between this hoodie and most of the other hoodies you see around town (besides the lovely lace and the handknit splendor) is that it isn't the traditional boxy shape--it has set-in sleeves, waist shaping, and actual curves. Go Connie!

Apres Surf Hoodie

Sample garment is 35.5".




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Elizabeth
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Her bust: 36.25"
0.75" negative ease

We have a new Gallery Gal--Elizabeth, from the Beadwork/Stringing office! So I thought I would put her first on this page, as a way of introducing her. Elizabeth is rocking the waist shaping on this hoodie, and I love how the lace section falls at precisely the point on her hips where things start to flare out--nice. I think the hoodie body is a perfect fit for Elizabeth. However, I think that the armholes are too small. The sleeves are also just the teensiest bit close-fitting for her. She could work the body using the 35.5" instructions but the 39.5" armhole numbers to make the armholes bigger, and then make the sleeves using the 39.5" sleeve instructions all the way up--this way the sleeve caps would fit in the armholes, the armholes would be bigger, and the sleeves would be a bit looser. Voila. (And welcome, Elizabeth!)




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Stefanie
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Stefanie

Stefanie

Her bust: 34"
1.5" positive ease

A bit short, perhaps? Both at the hem and at the cuffs? Other than that, seems like Stefanie might have just knit this for herself.




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Erin
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Erin

Erin

Her bust: 38"
2.5" negative ease

Definitely the wrong size for Erin. The next size up, 39.5", would give her 1.5" positive ease and be MUCH more comfortable. Erin would need more length in the sleeves--note that this would mean adding more lace repeats, rather than just lengthening the stockinette cuffs. She would also need to add more lace repeats in the body of the hoodie--probably about 5" worth--after working the stockinette "hem" section. Notice that in the second photo, the one with the hood up, Erin is hunching over a bit--that's because the hood section is too short for her! A bigger size would REALLY be better for her!




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Bertha
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Bertha

Bertha

Her bust: 34"
1.5" positive ease

My only complaint here is that I think the hood is the wrong shape for Bertha. I kind of wonder if the whole hoodie thing isn't really for her, anyway. . .




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Debbie
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Debbie

Debbie

Her bust: 34.5"
1" positive ease

Perfect. Don't you think?




Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Toni
Knitting Gallery - Apres Surf Hoodie Toni

Toni

Her bust: 33.5"
2" positive ease

This shows what the hoodie looks like with a couple of thin layers worn underneath and 2" of positive ease. I think the hoodie could be longer on Toni by an inch or so. I also wonder if the armhole isn't just a bit on the tight side. (Toni asks that you politely ignore her rather untidy cubicle. Untidiness is the sign of an active, creative mind, you know.)


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Twinsouls wrote
on Jul 7, 2008 12:47 PM

This is so cute, and it flatters even the people it doesn't quite fit!