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Mission Impossible: a Man's Chunky Rainbow cardigan!

(35 Posts)
ElspethFlashman Thu 09-Nov-17 13:12:01

DH has asked for an enormous chunky stripey multicoloured cardigan for xmas for several years now, the big 'ol hippy.

Year after year the only options are smelly vintage things from the '80s on eBay.

I figure if you guys can't find me one, then it's just not gonna happen! Any ideas?

60sname Thu 09-Nov-17 13:17:45

Try Etsy, Not on the High Street's more homespun little brother. Have you already checked out local hippy markets?

I had a quick look on shopstyle but the only ones I could see were Gucci!

MrsMotherHen Thu 09-Nov-17 13:18:30

Do you know anyone who can knit?

Laska5772 Thu 09-Nov-17 13:19:20

Is there anything on Pachamama this? you think he would like?

chinadoll92 Thu 09-Nov-17 13:22:26

Like this ?

60sname Thu 09-Nov-17 13:23:45

Ha, I was just browsing Loud Elephant on eBay

ElspethFlashman Thu 09-Nov-17 16:10:52

China doll I think that's most similar to what he wants but he has tons of hoodies and this would be more for in the house so I suspect he really would prefer a cardigan.

That Pachamama stuff is absolutely lush. Possibly not tasteless enough, lol. We live in a coastal area and there's a LOT of Hardy Manly Fisherman Knitwear type of stuff around here if he wanted. I think he wants something that reminds him of his halcyon days of the 90s. He STILL potters around in a Baja woven hoodie, god help him.

AmethystMoon Thu 09-Nov-17 17:31:53

Is your DH Noel Fielding? grin
As I read your post he popped into my head!

Love the sound of it, please post a picture if you locate one.

OhHolyFuck Thu 09-Nov-17 17:39:47

Not cheap

ElspethFlashman Thu 09-Nov-17 19:21:41

I honestly could not live with that last one sitting on the sofa every night. shock

Loud Elephant is definitely along the right lines, but aggravatingly they really really believe everything needs a hood. And everything is fleece lined and seems more outerwear. The search continues........

NinonDeLenclos Thu 09-Nov-17 19:25:51

GreyFluffball Thu 09-Nov-17 19:27:10

I'd try local Facebook pages for someone who could knit you one.

NinonDeLenclos Thu 09-Nov-17 19:28:05

^ My link is a list of handknitters in all counties of the UK.

Mumsnut Thu 09-Nov-17 22:12:39

Cotton Traders?


Mumsnut Thu 09-Nov-17 22:13:22

Dennis the Menace?

Caulk Thu 09-Nov-17 22:15:10

I can knit you one for about £60 if you want. I’ve done stuff for other MNetters in the past.

Mumsnut Thu 09-Nov-17 22:16:36

Oops. Not cardis

<<slinks off>>

TheHuffAndPuffALot Thu 09-Nov-17 22:18:58

Is it a baja/drug rug type hoodie he's after?

NoNoCharlieRascal Thu 09-Nov-17 22:20:31

On the phone so can't link, found this on ebay?

NinonDeLenclos Fri 10-Nov-17 11:08:54

I can knit you one for about £60 if you want.


Caulk Fri 10-Nov-17 11:13:42

I dunno, it’s not a bargain if they’re £35 on eBay!

Still happy to do it but will take a week or so so give me some notice.

NoNoCharlieRascal Fri 10-Nov-17 18:37:17

Caulk it is a bargain since it would be hand made to personal specifications.

ElspethFlashman Fri 10-Nov-17 19:35:39

NoNoCharlieRascal I can't find that for the life of me. Have you got a seller name?

Mol1628 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:39:30

Black yak.

NotMeNoNo Fri 10-Nov-17 20:22:35

Actually if you do know a knitter, it's possible to cut open a jumper, pick up and knit button bands and convert it to a cardigan. I did it once, you machine sew the edges first to prevent unravelling.

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