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Unread 01-21-2013, 05:42 PM   #1
Shiva Edge
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Would I have to knit something like this?

I'm looking for something that can be used for his collar (on the left)

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...44332864ce.jpg

I've looked at rib knits and corduroy at Joann Fabrics, but their spacings aren't nearly as wide enough as in the picture. Do you think his collar is something I would have to knit like a sweater? I really don't have experience with knitting, so any help is appreciated.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I can't tell from the picture, but I'd exprect you'd have to knit a sweater vest. if not you might be able to figure out a gauge ( how many stiches per a certain width ) you could figure out what yarn. If you cannot at all knit this might be a bit difficult cause it will be smaller needles with fine yarn, but there are alternatives. If you can find a similar yarn in bulky weight in the exact shade you could 'cheat' a little and crochet it, which I find much easier. If you decide to do that than this will look similar and I can help you customize it if necessary.

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Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 4 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.

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Unread 01-22-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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While knitting is awesome and always a worthwhile skill to have, no, you don't have to knit to get that appearance.

I'd use a soft fuzzy material, maybe a flannel, maybe a fleece, and quilt it if I wanted to do a non-knit version of that collar.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm with Penlowe. Without being able to see the rest of the outfit to know for sure, it doesn't seem to me like it's a sweater. Even with a ribbed collar, it's not necessarily always a knit - some artists just draw ribbing lines on collars and cuffs because that's what they're used to or they think it looks cool, but it's not meant to be a knit garment or a knit fabric.

If you can find a knit fabric (jersey or otherwise) in that color, it may be as easy as stitching some lines in it to give the appearance. But even if not, a regular cotton fabric can be quilted - you'll interface the inside of the collar, naturally, and then stitch lines on top of it when it's finished. It doesn't even look very thick so I don't know if you'd even want to add a layer of batting inside - I would, if it was a thick rolled collar that looked knitted, but for something that flat, it's not necessary.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Mm, I was going to say just what Penlowe said.
Is his jacket meant to be knit? Because it's to create a standing collar with the same fabric as the rest of the jacket, by a layer of thin batting quilted between layers of the fabric.


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Unread 01-22-2013, 11:58 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies everyone

He doesn't have a lot of official artwork with that outfit, but this is probably the best full body pic of him.

http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...torDesign5.png

Based on some other info, he does NOT wear a sweater underneath, only a t shirt. It seems that the collar is the ONLY thing on his jacket that has the knitted look.
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Unread 01-23-2013, 05:20 PM   #7
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After looking at the other pic I don't think my method would look good, so the quilted one would probably work well
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Unread 01-29-2013, 11:51 PM   #8
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I agree with the others. The jacket itself does not look like a knit jacket. If you are making the whole thing from scratch, it may be possible to knit and attach the collar separately. But I think CapsuleCorp's idea of stitching the lines into fabric will probably give you the best look for the least amount of headache. One of my sweatshirts has a very similar looking collar and it's not knitted. Then again the fabric is not very slippery so the stitches get "eaten" by it, leaving these valleys that resemble ribbing.
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