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11  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Haltar Top (now with instructions) on: May 01, 2006 06:26:00 PM


Halfway through the project I realized I wasn't going to have enough yarn so I had to make it shorter than I planned.

This is my 3rd garment. I'm hooked!

Instructions:

MATERIALS
I used 200 grams of this yarn: href="http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=937. If you want to make it longer I'd get 300g.

Find a shirt that perfectly fits you and measure its width. Figure out your gauge according to that width. Mine was 30in. across.

This pattern uses two strands of yarn held together. Both yarns can be the same color or different colors.

BACK
Using two strands of yarn held together knit in Stockinette stitch to your desired length and bind off on wrong side. Mine was 9.5" long.

FRONT
Cast on same number of stitches as back and knit Stockinette until you reach the same length as the back piece, ending with a purl row. You'll begin to shape the top.

Bind off two stitches at the beginning, knit across until end.
Bind off two stitches at the beginning, purl across.
Then decrease 1 stitch each side every knit row until your desired length, bind off on wrong side.

STRAPS
Using single yarn, pick up 3 stitches at the edge of the top of the front piece and knit in garter stitch until you reach 11 in. Repeat at the other end.

FINISHING
Sew the sides together using the mattress stitch. You can see a video demo of this at  http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php (just scroll down until you see it).

Note: I did the decreases K2tog but you can do whatever decrease method you prefer.

**Happy knitting! Feel free to ask any questions. This was my first time writing a pattern so I may have forgotten something. Let me know if you run into problems.**
12  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / (modified) Kerchief from "Last Minute Knitted Gifts" on: April 28, 2006 08:58:37 AM
 A kind lady from the LYS suggested I modify this pattern so that it has a pretty, but simple lace edge.
I used Jo Sharp Soho Summer 100% cotton DK.





13  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My first garment: A Suss Shrug on: April 07, 2006 10:27:06 AM
I can't believe I'm actually wearing a piece of clothing I knitted! This is so cool. I've been inspired to continue my foray into knitting garments.



I bought the pattern ("Chunky Shrug") from http://www.sussdesign.com
14  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / My Little Green Purse (first post!) on: February 18, 2006 03:20:18 PM
Hi, I just finished knitting my first purse. It's been adapted from Hollywood Knits Style by Suss Cousins.







Detail of lining inside:


thanks for looking!
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