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Kangaroo-Pocket Sweater

Added Jan 23, 2011

by madebymeg

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After a vew attempts at a textured sweater using some of Vanna’s Choice yarn, I scrapped my half-done project and picked up a Vogue Pattern I had gotten in an online sale. I started it in the summer, and have been working on it a little every night while watching The Wire. In the intervening months I have since moved on to Say Yes to the Dress and Intervention (great, now a good knitting habit is turning in to a bad TV habit). After I finished the front pocket, I was wishing that I had some different colors to mix it up, so I popped in to Jo-Anne’s to pick up some more Vanna in Dusty Blue and Silver Grey. Now it actually turned out a lot like the pattern picture.

Vogue patterns are often made for very small gauged yarn, and I like mine to knit up a little quicker. After knitting a test swatch, I recalculated the pattern as I went using 95 stitches to cast on compared to Vogue’s 143, and this became the basis for my conversions. The neck is a little long and the sleeves and sleeve caps needed to be made longer, but nothing a little patience couldn’t solve. And with a year to do it, patience was what I had. Of course—don’t be fooled—a more dedicated knitter will knit this up in no time.

Material Notes

Vanna’s Choice in Taupe (Color A), Dusty Blue (B), and Silver Grey ©




Garment Type
Casual, Romantic



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  • Tea_party_qui_large

    Jan 11, 2012, 06.08 PMby jacquipardue

    wow, awesome sweater!! my husband likes the wire too :) I’ve been doing a little crochet while watching 30 Rock. Unfortunately I mostly watch a Japanese Anime—Naruto—which has subtitles, and I can’t watch/read and crochet. But I love your sweater!!

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      Jan 11, 2012, 06.37 PMby madebymeg

      yes, i’ve been completely prevented from watching foreign films because i want to knit! i did work my way through 30 rock though. hope you can make it up for some bay area sewing events!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 01.04 PMby libra-s

    Very well-made!!

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    Jan 24, 2011, 03.05 AMby heatherrique

    Very stylish and cozy-looking sweater! Kudos to you for finishing this project. Enjoy!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 04.19 PMby wzrdreams

    Great job and congrats on the successful gauge modification!

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    Jan 23, 2011, 08.18 AMby jeleena

    Beautifulllll !!! :)

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    Jan 23, 2011, 07.04 AMby magdamagda

    oh wow that’s so lovely! when it comes to sweaters it’s kind of hard to think of something fun, youthful, warm, versatile but you hit all the nails on the head! this sweater went straight to my heart:)

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    Jan 23, 2011, 05.06 AMby tanitisis

    Wow, this makes me wish I was a knitter! Good work, great fit, gorgeous sweater!

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