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Where to look for slim-fitting men's knitting patterns

My mother-in-law is a prolific knitter, and I'd like to get her to knit me a pullover for winter. Trouble is, most home-made knitwear tends towards the baggy, which looks ridiculous on me - I wear a European size slim fit small for most tops. Is there anywhere online I can search for knitting patterns that won't look like a tent one me?
posted by primer_dimer on Aug 14, 2014 - 13 answers

Lyrics don't start when I expect them to in a song - is there a name?

In the song Dark Storm by The Jezabels (YouTube link), the first 25 seconds are a neat little bass (guitar?) riff. When I listen, it sounds like the very first note, the highest pitch note, is the first note of the measure, and that it should repeat like that throughout the song. But does it? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 1, 2014 - 12 answers

What is this blanket pattern?

Crochet-filter: I love the pattern of this baby blanket: link 1 , link 2, and would very much like to make a sofa throw size of this. I've looked on Revelry and cannot find the pattern. [more inside]
posted by computech_apolloniajames on Feb 21, 2014 - 5 answers

Daveyyyy! Davey Crochet! (Get it? If you pronounce it phonetically...?)

I can crochet... sorta. I have made mittens and slippers and hats and scarves, I even made a Dispicible Me Minion hat and scarf for my step son (impressing the pants off of him), but they are all winged. I have no idea about stitches and I have no idea what I am actually doing. Things just seem to work out (so far). I want to learn how to crochet for real and make awesome things. (Or should I try knitting again?) [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Feb 19, 2014 - 21 answers

It's a dress AND a painting!?

There's an artwork on public display in my community that isn't labeled with the artist's name or the title of the piece, and I'd like to know more about it. The facility that has it on display doesn't have the information, so I'm hoping you could take a look at it (or just read my description) and tell me if you know more about it, or where I could find out who created it and what it is called. It's a rather unique piece, being a full-length overcoat that's been hardened/cast and mounted on a large canvas. The yellow floral pattern of the coat is seamlessly transferred to the background of the canvas. For a link to a phone-cam pic I took of it, click [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2014 - 3 answers

LED pattern light display

What are those things called / what should I search for to purchase one? [more inside]
posted by lulz on Jan 9, 2014 - 7 answers

Where is the best man's scarf?

I don't want to find a good men's scarf. I want to find the best men's scarf. It should be non-wooly/scratchy, smooth to the touch, long enough and thick enough to be wrapped around the neck and draped over the front to create an insulation layer while waiting on cold train platforms and be in a "masculine" pattern/color that would suit most coats. It should also be durable and long lasting, I want a scarf you could wear without comment for 20 years and then be buried with it. Where is this scarf?
posted by The Whelk on Dec 11, 2013 - 31 answers

Granny Square scarf pattern

Metafilter, please help me find a pattern for this scarf. [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Sep 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Looking for patterned tights with solid inner thigh

I am looking for plus size patterned tights with a SOLID (non-patterned) section at the inner thigh -- I don't want the patterning to go all the way up to the panty part of the tights. Like these. Can you suggest some? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Aug 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me identify this pattern!

I have a scarf that was in a relative's belongings and am unable to identify the pattern/brand! [more inside]
posted by semaphore on Jun 4, 2013 - 2 answers

Software for Process Music?

I'm interested in trying to compose or play with pattern-based mathematical music that evolves, i.e. like that of Steve Reich...any good accessible software available for Mac, iPad, or web-based? Thanks!
posted by wavejumper on Dec 30, 2012 - 6 answers

In Excel, getting the MEDIAN of a set based on a text pattern match

In Excel, I have two columns. Column A has many rows of names (e.g., Mary, Maryjane, Maryanne, Anne, Jane) and in Column B I have their ages (e.g., 4, 20, 40, 10). I would like to find the MEDIAN age of all the "mary's"; i.e., both "mary" and "maryanne", etc. Is this possible? I have been getting errors on variations of {=MEDIAN(IF(A1:A4="*mary*",B1:B4))} constructions... I do not want to use VBA. thank you!
posted by noway on Oct 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Recurring motifs

What's the word for the re-deployment of a story element (character, object, motif, action) that was introduced earlier in the narrative? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Oct 22, 2012 - 15 answers

*insert witty title here*

Can anyone help a glazing (pottery, not cinnamon buns) newbie find or formulate a glaze recipe that will match our existing dishes? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Aug 22, 2012 - 14 answers

What kind of dress is this?

Please help me identify this dress style. [more inside]
posted by elaine_marley on Jun 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Knitting without a pattern?

What is this style of knitting called and how can I make something in a similar style? [more inside]
posted by Pademelon on Apr 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me make a Dirndl?

Where can I find a pattern for a modern dirndl-style summer dress? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Mar 20, 2012 - 14 answers

How did the standard composition book come about?

How did the standard black/white marbled composition notebook come about? (please read on - bonus nazis!) [more inside]
posted by domakesaypat on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Custom-printed fabric + button-down shirts = possible?

Zany custom-printed fabric + button-down shirts = possible? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Songs and movies that you know forwards and backwards.

Can you name any songs or movies which feature palindromic structures? In terms of music, I don't mean notes or lyrics, but the sections, eg, CVCBCVC. Movie patterns would be more loose, but one could be settings, eg, starts out in a house, then a car, then a plane, etc, ends in a car, then a house. Another pattern could be the entrance/exit of characters. [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 23, 2011 - 21 answers

Does quality of sleep suffer if you go from earlybird to night owl?

SleepFilter: Does quality of sleep suffer if you go from earlybird to night owl and do most of your sleeping after midnight/in the morning? "One hour of sleep before midnight is worth 2 after." How true is this saying? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Sep 5, 2011 - 13 answers

See my vest, made from real gorilla chest.

I have a suit. It has no vest. What are the rules for picking a vest that is a different color/pattern from your slacks? (This is for my summertime shows and don't really intend to wear a jacket with it). [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Jun 29, 2011 - 9 answers

My hair has progressively been thinning at the crown for years and I finally want to shave it all off. What clippers and other accessories do you recommend I get?

My hair has progressively been thinning at the crown for years and I finally want to shave it all off. What clippers and other accessories do you recommend I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2011 - 13 answers

What are the best pattern interrupts out there?

What are the best and most powerful pattern interrupts you know of? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on May 8, 2011 - 23 answers

Where does the pollen go?

I rather like this 1940s reproduction dress. However, although it fits everywhere else it doesn't on the bust. Are there any similar patterns or adaptable patterns out there? [more inside]
posted by mippy on May 3, 2011 - 12 answers

Looking to buy a cute, non-wool rug

Looking to buy a cute, non-wool rug. [more inside]
posted by bigbluehouse on Apr 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a sewing pattern to match the USA Women's World Cup uniforms

I would like to find a sewing pattern to make a shirt as close to this as possible. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Apr 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Half-Drop Repeats in Illustrator

Is there an easier way to preview half-drop repeats on illustrator than this super nuts way I'm doing it? [more inside]
posted by violetish on Apr 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Why do the Fukushima Daiichi reactor buildings have that blue-and-white pattern?

Why do the reactor buildings at Fukushima Daiichi have that blue-and-white pattern? It looks like it might have a purpose, but I also find it beautiful. I don't mean to be insensitive to the current crisis, but I'd like to understand. I don't watch a lot of TV news, so I may have missed it there. Googling has proven unsuccessful.
posted by lurkingular on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Women's duffle coat sewing pattern?

Where can I find a sewing pattern for a women's duffle coat? [more inside]
posted by pajamazon on Mar 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Pattern-based coloring books from the 70s

As a kid in the 70s, I had a coloring book that had patterns instead of pictures. They were tesselations of some kind, maybe penrose tilings (I'm no expert) and filled the page. Coloring them in made different patterns more visible, etc. What was the book? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Jan 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Where can I find a men's golf tam crochet or knit pattern?

My partner's dad wants a floppy golf hat like the Three Stooges wear in this picture. I need a pattern to either crochet or knit (preferably crochet) a men's hat like this--I think it's called a tam. Does anyone know of a good pattern or a reliable place online to search for men's hat patterns? [more inside]
posted by Tesseractive on Dec 25, 2010 - 4 answers

How could I find this old pattern?

Is there any chance of finding this old wallpaper? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Oct 27, 2010 - 6 answers

I need to find this old christmas stocking knitting pattern

My wonderful sister, who is now in Heaven, made these great Christmas stockings for my family, and let me tell you, there were 10 of us. Later on she continued to knit for spouses, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, etc. But now she is gone, and I would like to find this pattern so that I can continue Her “mission” on my side of the family. I remember her her saying that the pattern was a very specific one, all the designs with the red background and different intarsia motifs. The names were embroidered. Please, if anyone has this pattern, I would be so thankful if you would share it with me. The Stockings are more or less 22.5” length by 7”. See photos at here and here. Thanks! Mercedes
posted by herreramishler on Oct 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me find the name for my new favorite pants

What are these pants (on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
posted by Sweetdefenestration on Jun 24, 2010 - 3 answers


I need a sewing pattern for a men's jellabiya. So far, I haven't had much luck finding one on the internet. I was hoping that the hivemind could help.
posted by Parasite Unseen on Jun 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Sewing construction help needed!

I need some help figuring out construction of a vintage dress from pictures. [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Mar 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Crazy-print-pattern collared shirts

Help me find crazy-print-pattern collared shirts. [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Feb 10, 2010 - 8 answers

Name this psychological phenomenon?

What's the name of this psychological phenomenon, and can you help me find an illustration of it? [more inside]
posted by genesta on Jan 16, 2010 - 14 answers

I'm dreaming of a well-rested Unicorn...

Almost every dream I have is a nightmare, if I remember the dream. Is there a way to train myself not to do this? [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Nov 9, 2009 - 20 answers

Yellow Shirt with Cubes

Where can I find this t-shirt? It's yellow with 24 paired cubes colored with green, red, & yellow faces, each face subdivided into cells of 8. [more inside]
posted by yeti on Oct 13, 2009 - 5 answers

how to draw complex spirals

How would I go about creating a much larger version of this image so I could print and frame it?
posted by twine42 on Oct 9, 2009 - 8 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me figure out this sequence

Ive been tearing my hair out trying to work out a mathematical formula for a sequence of numbers I have. Have a look inside and tell me if you see a pattern. [more inside]
posted by phyle on Aug 16, 2009 - 18 answers

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup?

What's the shift pattern on a 1980 Toyota pickup? The 4-speed shifter, not the 4WD.
posted by attercoppe on Aug 4, 2009 - 13 answers

Not White Socks

I want to buy some preppy-funky patterned socks for men. Not argyle or stripes, but socks with a scatter of little random things airplanes or flamingos. These patterned socks in crazy colors like pink and lime green are ok too. What brands can I look into other than JCrew? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jun 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Where can I buy pre-etched meteorites?

So I was admiring the meteorite collection at the Natural History Museum yesterday and thought it'd be cool to have a nickel-iron meteorite of my own to sit on the shelf. My question: where's a reliable place to buy decent-sized meteorites (preferably a place that will ship to Singapore)? [more inside]
posted by The Shiny Thing on May 6, 2009 - 4 answers where's that Egyptian pine bark...?

My next tattoo is going to run the length of my torso's right side, from about mid-breast to inner thigh. I'd like to avoid the usual sort of vines/leaves/faux-tribal clichés, with a similarly organic or flowing feel, and in a more modern style. Can you recommend some resources for interesting patterns or motifs? (Nb.: I've already explored the wide world of tattoo sites, so I'm looking for more intriguing ideas, i.e., scientific diagrams and the like.)
posted by mykescipark on Apr 6, 2009 - 44 answers

Where can Mrs. Jones find a good pattern making class in the greatern NYCity metro area?

Where can Mrs. Jones find a good pattern making class in the greatern NYCity metro area? [more inside]
posted by IndigoJones on Mar 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Yoga Pants Pattern?

Looking for a sewing pattern for yoga pants. [more inside]
posted by gomichild on Feb 8, 2009 - 5 answers

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