I have now finsihed the front of my top (minus the cups, as i haven't done these yet). I have to admit that i made up the last bit for the shaping for the cups, as the pattern was really vague and i ended up with too many stitches too! Anyway, i have just discovered that even the large is too small and i am a Uk size 12! (i think that is an American 8??)... Anyway, that will teach me for uses yarn thinner than the recommended and not swatching first!!
I may continue and see if blocking gives me more room, or a could knit some nice side panels to add extra room around the tummy area!!
I don't have the pattern with me at the moment, but i will check it when i get home... I just remember that when i was in that section, it was confusing. I am not sure if this is the problem you are having, but when it tells you to knit straight, do the same repeating pattern across the rows, just don't do any decreases, just knit or purl them like normal stitches. So you will be doing a decrease row followed by the same pattern again in the next rows, just do not do the decreases...
Anyway, if you can maybe elaborate on "I have nearly a third of the fabric left and no idea what to do" that would be really helpful, as i am totally stumped too Sorry... But then it may be clearer if i had the pattern with me at the moment!! D'Oh!
I now live in the South of England and we get quite tempermental summers. Sometimes is can be as hot as 82F - 86F, but usually between 68 - 77F, so i will wear a cardigan over it, as i live on the coast and it can be quite breezy. But then we can have a cold rainy Summers sometimes, but that doesn't happen so much in the South of England, it is more likely in Northern Ireland as it is a lot further north! I though Florida would be hot, hot hot in the Summer?
I will definitely wear a top under this cami when i finish it. The thinner yarn i have been using means that it is quite lacey (much more so than it implies in the photo in the magazine)!! Eek! And i think i will need something underneath to protect my modesty!
I'm knitting it is slightly thinner yarn than the recommended, so it has less structure, but i quite like the more flowing qualities of this cotton yarn. I'm also making the body about 5 cm longer than the pattern suggests, as most of my skirts sit low on my hips and i don't want to show too much tummy/white Northern Irish flesh!!
When it says to k1 p1 into the double yarn overs, does that mean I knit and purl the same stitch before I slip it off the left needle?
When you have wrapped the yarn twice around the needle in "yo twice" or however it is shown (i don't have the pattern in front of me). You get two loops on the needle, in effect, two new stitches! Therefore, you knit (k1) into the first "loop" and purl (p1) into the second loop on your left needle. However, depending on how tightly you knit, it may seem that the yarn overs have disappeared when you come around to a actually knitting into them. It may mean you need to do the yarn over more loosely when you initially create them.
Thanks for the offer to post the yarn to me!! That is so kind. however, panic over, the yarn has just become available on the website i use (http://www.banyantreeyarns.com/). So if i like the top when it is finished, i will order the yarn and knit it again in cotton-ease!
I hope this has been of help, please don't hestiate if you need me to explain anything else!
I will try and get pictures soon. I am not using the yarn that they recommend, as Cotton Ease is not very available in the UK. I use an online supplier to buy it and she will be selling the yarn for the pattern in near future. So until it is available, i am knitting it a more textural cotton so the lace is not as obvious as it would be with the correct yarn. Also i am knitting it in red, so nothing like a lettuce leaf at all!
Panic over, i have read through the magazine and it says that "work even" means to continue knitting without any increases or decreases!! Phew ... at least i can crack on with it. Still not sure about how to do this and if i can figure out where all the "yarn over's" go, but will see how i go! Will post some pictures soon!
Hi Rescuewife. I am up for this!! In fact, i started this yesterday before i found this knitalong.
However, i am an experienced knitter and Irish (and not used to reading American patterns) and i have reached an impass with the pattern ... Do you know that "Work even for 3 rows means?" It asks you to do this after the first set of decrease rows in the "make the front" section (second paragraph). I have never come this phrase "work even" before and i am stumped. When you get this far and if you know what it means, please can you let me know. I thought that you are maybe supposed to knit the "lace rib pattern" but as it is worked in mulitples of 21 stitches, this does fit in either!
Any help would be great!! I have emailed knit1 for help, but i don't know how long to takes from them to reply.
Apart from the confusion, it has been great fun and very adictive!!!
P.S i am knitting the large size, i also don't know how large is "large" but i think the roomier the better on hot days! tee hee hee ...