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dirty teal barbarian sweater

Added Nov 8, 2008

by ledthread

Brooklyn, New Yo...






I bought this fabric so so long ago. I loved the color, but didn’t know what to do with it for a long time. Finally, this was a Saturday morning cartoon project that, of course, leaked into a much longer project. I cut the shape of the sleeves, then cut a bunch of smaller pieces together, and draped them on my dress form, while stitching them together with fuzzy orange yarn I had in my stash.

It’s pretty cool looking. Reversible, front to back and in to out. Funky cowl neck, extra long sleeves, long hem. The hem is raw.

This is very free-form, avant garde sweater-ism. Expect it to wear as such.


Material Notes

Wool/acrylic blend designer surplus, variegated orange and red acrylic fuzzy yarn, love






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    Mar 12, 2010, 04.19 AMby redpony

    Where is this sweater, now? Who’s wearing it? I hope she is worthy.

    I’ve looked at this project every once in awhile for two years… Inspiration….

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    Jan 4, 2009, 10.58 PMby jessica-2

    i really love this. it reminds me of a sweater i had when i was younger.

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    Nov 8, 2008, 03.29 PMby justmica

    This is awesome… Fabulous!!!

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    Nov 8, 2008, 03.16 PMby ledthread

    i got this fabric from my favorite jobber in los angeles, years ago. i used it as a blanket for a long time before deciding what to do with it!

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    Nov 8, 2008, 07.56 AMby mrsbowles

    Yummy, cozy, serious double-take power. I love it. In fact, I wish I was wearing it right now. Did you get the fabric on Canal Street? and the pics are beautiful, too.

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    Nov 8, 2008, 02.09 AMby polychromatin

    Yes, very special and I love the color, too :)

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    Nov 8, 2008, 12.16 AMby emsalot

    love it!

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