IWK Spring 2008 Auburn Camp Shirt

Gallery: Auburn Camp Shirt, design by Chrissy Gardiner

Interweave Knits Spring 2008As you can see, the same sweater looks very different on different women! We give general suggestions for customization for your inspiration. Only you can choose how you want your sweaters to fit and which customizations will work best for you and your beautiful self!

Auburn Camp Shirt

Sample size garment is 33.5".
General comments on the Auburn Camp Shirt

Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Toni Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Debbie


Her bust: 33.5"
Zero ease, worn closed

You know…I wouldn't change a thing except the top Toni is wearing underneath the Camp Shirt. Maybe the Camp Shirt could be an inch or so longer so that it fell past the curve of her hips.


Her bust: 34.5"
1" negative ease, worn open

This shows what the shirt would look like with close to the recommended amount of ease (1.5"), but worn open for a more casual look. The waist shaping sits a bit high on Debbie's high waist, so I would drop it down (start it sooner) by about an inch to give more balance to her curves.

Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Trish Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Bertha


Her bust: 34"
.5" negative ease, worn closed

I love this shirt on Trish. Look how the collar and cuff details help draw the eye up to her face and then the waist shaping draws the eye back down again over her figure. Nice length, nice fit.


Her bust: 34"
.5" negative ease

I don't know why, but I've always thought of Bertha as being, as my mother would say, "of a certain age." I think her figure and graceful poise give the impression of a woman with some life experience on her! The waist shaping falls a bit lower on Bertha than on the other women, as it has in other sweaters; and I like the effect. We show Bertha wearing this shirt several ways to show you how versatile and pretty it is, no matter what you do!

Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Bertha Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Bertha


Her bust: 34"
.5" negative ease


Her bust: 34"
.5" negative ease

Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Sarah Knitting Gallery - Auburn Camp Shirt Annie


Her bust: 35.5"
2" negative ease

This sweater seems a bit tight on Sarah; she wears it with more negative ease than recommended by Chrissy, the designer. So for Sarah, I would probably go up to the next size. I'd also make it a bit longer, and start the waist shaping earlier to more closely follow her own curves.


Her bust: 31"
1.5" positive ease, worn closed

Cute! Maybe Annie does look good in everything. I like the positive ease on her–note that this amount of positive ease is similar to what Sarah would get if Sarah made the 36.5" size for herself.

General notes on the Auburn Camp Shirt: The shaping on this seemingly simple shirt is beautiful: two darts on the left front, two on the right front, and four on the back, with graceful decreases on the way up to the waist, and increases from waist to bust. These "darts" are in pattern; ingenious but simple to work. This pattern, based on men's shirt tailoring, would look good on larger gals who like a blousy overshirt. If you need a larger size than given in the pattern, try adding pattern repeats to the center back and center fronts (between buttonholes and darts) to make the shirt more your size. The sleeves are a bit longer than some short-sleeved shirts, so they cover the upper arms (if that is an "area of concern" for you). If you don't like short sleeves at all, make the sleeves longer, even to bracelet or three-quarter length. Wear the shirt unbuttoned for a casual look; wear it buttoned or partly buttoned for a dressier style. I have seen many "mature" or larger gals wearing similar overshirts; if this is a style you like, make this in a shiny, silky yarn and feel beautiful!


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