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Mad Men Joanie Sweater

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Get the elegant look of Joan Harris from the television show "Mad Men" with this gorgeous modern top down knitting pattern. That's right, this seamless sweater is knit starting from the top down. That means you'll be able to easily try on and adapt the pattern as you go, adjusting as necessary to make your sweater fit and flatter your body. Whether you wear the cabled top buttoned up or down, you'll love how you look in this cozy pattern that's great for women of all ages.

Mad Men Joanie Sweater
Mad Men Joanie Sweater
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Knitting Needle Size: 8 or 5 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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This sweater is definitely one that would look MUCH better on a man than on these women, as it does NOTHING for the female figure! It would DEFINITELY enhance a man's build, however, so it should have the name changed from the "Joanie" sweater to perhaps the "Joey" sweater, for this very reason. Funny how some women think they can put on something chunky and masculine and expect it to make them look good! Ladies, leave the "man styles" alone if you want to look your best! You have stolen enough of our looks away from us to the point that we have almost nothing left to turn to! Butch ladies are as big of a turn off to most of us straight guys as effeminate men are to most straight females! I suppose this just proves what the Bible says in Genesis where God said that a woman's desire will always be for that of her husband, meaning her carnal nature will be to control everything, even those things that are given of God for man to control. In this case, women want to wear men's clothing as various forms of "declaring control and power" through what they wear. So sad!

Doodledaddy, I agree that women look nicer in feminine designs. That being said, I completely disagree with your tagging the Joanie Sweater as masculine. It is a bit bulky but it has a nice shape. The ruffled neckline and the button detail on the side would definitely not suit a manly man. I don't see this as a masculine design at all.

Thank you so much for the instructions for casting on for the toe up socks. Never have seen this done. Made tons of socks when I was a teenager but that was 60 years ago. Haven't knitted for years but now retired and started knitting and crocheting one again. Thank you Thank you Thank you

Aww, I thought this was going to be a pattern for a man's sweater, since "Mad Men" was part of the name of it. What a shame! We men need a LOT more patterns for us guys who knit!

Right click with your mouse the above link and click open in new window.

I'm inexperienced at using web sites. when I tried clicking on the pattern to see more I continued to get same screen. Also unclear how I access pattern once saved. barb h

bheinzerling 9948882 If you are unable to access through the page try typing or copy & paste the following into your browser. http://knitty.com/ISSUEw11/PATTjoanie.php

Possibly pretty, it's hard to tell, can't see enough of the sweater.

Fingersjo, if you click on the link for the pattern, you'll find a few more pictures of the sweater. Hope this helps!

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