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Zia
« on: August 10, 2006 07:22:51 PM »

I'm so sorry AGAIN people.... another mistake taken care of (in purple.)
If anybody picks up more mistakes, I will just die.  Sad

Sorry for the mistake everyone, the purple section is now correct.   Grin

I just whipped this up, a simple top down tee which a lot of you can make with your eyes closed...
But for those of you who aren't THAT confident and have a 36 inch bust, here are my simple notes (please keep in mind I'm rotten at pattern writing!):

I used a blend of angora/wool that gave me 23 sts - 4inches.
With size 4mm circular needles c/on 160 sts.  
Work this row in st st: Place marker after 57 sts, after 23 sts, after 57 sts, and after 23 sts, then join in the round. Keep working in st st and increase one stitch (yo's) before and after each marker, on every second round.

After about 30 rounds start knitting the arm sections in garter stitch.

After about 35 rounds (this is just roughly) place all sts on waste yarn and safety-pin the arm 'points' together - try on.  If it fits comfortably, it's time to seperate the arm openings.  Place sts back on needle.

Knit to arm section and B/O all arm sts.  Join work.  Knit to next arm section and B/O arm sts.  Join work.  Continue knitting in the round until about an inch before binding off.  Work in garter stitch for that inch, then b/o very loosely.

Of course you can add body shaping and a neck border if you want.  I just left mine to roll.

Please let me know of any mistakes or if something doesn't make sense.





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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006 07:38:28 PM »

Nice job! Thanks for the guide on how to do it, too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006 08:00:15 PM »

I was looking for a very easy top down tee and now, thanks to you, I have one!

One thing though. Is it easy to make longer sleeves than what you have there? I'm not sure at what point you're actually knitting sleeves.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006 08:11:08 PM »

WOW you spotted a mistake!  Thanks heaps.....

I had told to:
"Knit to arm section and place all arm sts on waste yarn.  Join work.  Knit to next arm section and place all arm sts on waste yarn.  Join work."

Do this instead:
"Knit to arm section and B/O all arm stitches.  Join work.  Knit to next arm section and B/O all arm stitches.  Join work."

Ahh, that's better Smiley

Now I don't know how to correct it in my original post  Cry




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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2006 08:12:57 PM »

Oh, and I forgot to mention yes, you can make the sleeves longer.
Just don't b/o the stitches.  Place them on dpn's and knit in the round until desired length, decreasing every 9 or 10 (?) rows. 

Cheers.
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2006 11:53:12 PM »

Very nice tee, Zia!  Thanks for posting the pattern.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2006 02:31:43 AM »

No worries!  A mistake was picked up and is now fixed  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2006 05:02:45 AM »

Wow, that's really pretty, and looks really easy, even to a non-knitter like me. Maybe I need to pick up a pair of needles again and try this...

Do you know about how much yarn you used? I've never used any yarn that's been more expensive than Red heart before and I need to get an estimate on what I need to spend! Then figure a way to get the hubby to buy it...
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2006 05:47:47 PM »

shewolf -  tell hubby it's worth the investment!  LOL

Unfortunately I don't know how much yarn I used really, because it was just some recycled stuff I had lying around AND to make things more complicated I used two different thin yarns together..... but if you want a rough estimate for a top like that I would say about 4 x 50g balls (?)

I'm sorry I can't be much more help.

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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2006 10:15:45 AM »

That is totally cute. And thanks for the tute Smiley.

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