Piece on Earth-Geodesic Sweater…nearly

20 thoughts on “Piece on Earth-Geodesic Sweater…nearly”

  1. It looks fab though! This has been on my list for aaaaaages.

    Really love the colour scheme you’ve gone for, and I actually don’t mind the longer length! But yeah, that neckline is way too big for my liking as well so I’d be changing that too!

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    1. It will be fixed [and better sooner than later or it might sink into the Crate of Shame for good. The fractal sweater is an easier proposition, and will be done in another hour or two yay!

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  2. You might want to check the heights different pattern companies are designing for:
    Butterick, Vogue, McCall’s and Simplicity are designed for 5’5″ to 5’6″ –
    Butterick and Vogue size their petite range for 5’2″ to 5’3″, but Simplicity sizes for 5’4″ and under.
    Burda designs for 5’6 1/4″, the petite range is for 5’3″ and tall is for 5’9 1/4″
    A surprising number of ranges are designed for 5’7″ or 5’9″
    (see here – https://csews.com/sewing-2/sewing-pattern-height – for more)
    Said through gritted teeth as someone at 5’2″ who has to adjust shoulders as well as body and crutch rise lengths, but not necessarily leg length.

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  3. I like your color choices, and I like the idea. The actual product is… yeah. There are a ton of these patterns and they all have this same problem. Now if you sneak a horizontal band in there, maybe. Probably not.

    I have a proportion wheel (a vestigial tool of the old newsprint era) to do my enlarging / delarging math work, but at the end…you move one thing and damn you move all of them. Same goes for those knit patchwork sweaters by Horst Schulz. Easy to knit my patootie.

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    1. Lol I think you have to have a mathematical mindset to realise what the problem is- the scaling on this is MAD. I will have to test it to see if it would work if the triangles are isosceles not equilateral…but then of course it won’t be geodesic and that would nag at me too!

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  4. Thanks for the tip about size hadn’t really given the equilateral triangle aspect of the design any thought – apart from how cool. Can see the top in its current dimensions being great to wear with leggings if the neck was better proportioned. Removing the bottom triangles looks as though it would fix your length problem and the design would only be slightly compromised – small price to make such a unique colourful top wearable.

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    1. It’s done…and now slightly too short for my taste so I need to go at it AGAIN to put on a wider band. Sheesh. All to use up some scraps! I fixed the neckline too, but definitely hope my report saves someone a disappointment. I will be doing a review on PR too…

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