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61  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: The everchanging turquoise tube/tank/halter top! on: December 14, 2005 03:27:19 PM
Hey guys,
Thanks for the enthuze! I didn't actually use a pattern, but let's see what I can do...

This is knit flat, for about a 32 waist and a 34 bust, so adjust as needed.
So the basic idea was:

Needles size 5, 9 and 10.5 US
About 2 6oz. skeins of Caron Simply Soft Brites!, Blue Mint

on #10.5 needles
CO 56
Do 2x2 ribbing for 6 rows
Stockinette stitch for ~9 inches (stop roughly where the bottom of your boobs would be)
Switch to #9 needles
Stockinette stitch for 4-5 more inches
2x2 ribbing for 6 more rows

Same as for back, but cast on 68 (I did 72, but it was a little bit too big)

Then mattress stitch up the sides (awesome explanatory video here )

On #5 needles
CO 8
Garter stitch for 8 rows
Do a button hole (Great video here )
Garter stitch until its the length you want it (make sure to account for stretching!)
Another button hole
Garter stitch 7

Then I just roughly sewed four buttons on the inside of the shirt, where i wanted to attach the straps, and voila!

You'll probably have extra yarn at the end...I made a matching scarf!

I hope this helps!
62  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / The everchanging turquoise tube/tank/halter top! (Pattern on Pg.2) on: December 14, 2005 01:46:32 AM
I just finished my first tank (knitted flat)!
The straps are attached with buttons on the inside of the shirt, so they can be removed or changed to make for a different style!

Personally, my fave is the racerback:


Hope you like it!
63  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First post! And first cables! Fat Hat from Hip to Knit on: November 21, 2005 07:45:52 PM
Actually, if nothing else, how many stitches did you CO?
64  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: First post! And first cables! Fat Hat from Hip to Knit on: November 21, 2005 06:07:36 PM
Wow thats so awesome!  I don't own the book but have been looking for some good patterns to knit on straight needles...any hints as to how to do that pattern?
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