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« on: May 23, 2007 09:04:57 PM »

after making the odessa hat, i decided that i needed to reproduce the same stitch in a tank top...i didn't put the straps on in the right place, so i have to redo that...

here are a few pictures:

trying to get a picture of myself wearing it:


that didn't work so well, so i ended up using the timer:


laying out on the bed:


close up on the stitch:


hope you enjoy!  will be posting pictures and details on blog soon...just not tonight!  haha

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2007 09:06:01 PM »

That's gorgeous!

Now I need to make me an Odessa!
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2007 09:38:01 PM »

ooh I really like that stitch pattern! 
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2007 07:21:36 AM »

I really like that. Are you really going to wear it? I have found that everytime I make a tank top it just sits in the back of my closet.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2007 08:17:07 AM »

i'm hoping i will!  i need to reposition the straps and tuck in the strands (as you can see from the second picture)...it's really light weight and cool, so i think it'll be a nice addition to the summer wardrobe...it's too bad that i have to wear a tank top underneath cuz of the lacy stitch tho...
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2007 09:18:33 AM »

Looks very classy!
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007 11:14:04 AM »

I need to make one!! Are you posting the pattern? It's great Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007 12:23:28 PM »

thanks for all the compliments!  it was really simple, so i'll post my notes this weekend!
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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007 04:09:19 PM »

Just a question why is called an odessa? I live in Odessa, Texas
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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007 04:14:09 PM »

An Odessa is a type of hat designed by Grumperina.

Edited to add links using the new nifty way I just learned. Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2007 10:16:06 PM »

What a wonderful idea - it came out great, and it looks fabulous on you!
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2007 10:40:17 AM »

That looks fantastic! It looks very cool and would go great for a summer wedding! I love it!

 Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2007 10:11:14 AM »

hey all!

although my tank top did horribly in the challenge Sad, i had some requests for a pattern, so i'm posting information about how i made it...

first, here's the tank top:





the stitch pattern is based on the absolutely fabulous odessa hat: http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm

the yarn is king tut egyptian cotton. that i knit on size 9 needles.

so, to make your own, definitely do some swatching to figure out how many stitches to cast on. round that number to the nearest multiple of 10. using circular needles, case on that number of stitches and knit one inch of 3x2 ribbing.  

after that start with the odessa stitch pattern: *ssk, k6, yo, k2, repeat from * continue until you reach the end.  knit that until the whole piece measures approximately 13" or whatever length you like best.

at this point, you'll be working the front and back separately. work the front for 2 and a half inches of 3x2 ribbing and then the back for 1" of ribbing. sew together the separation you get between the front and back pieces at the armpit.

at the edge of the front of the tank top (the side with the longer edge) pick up 6 stitches. knit the straps in the following: row 1: * sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 *, row 2: *sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 * (so basically 1x1 ribbing with the first stitch slipped). repeat rows 1 and 2 until the strap is 15" unstretched. repeat again for a second strap.

finally sew the straps on to the back section of the tank top (try it on to see where will work most comfortable and cover up straps underneath) and tuck in all your stray yarn pieces.

let me know if that doesn't make any sense!  Smiley

more pictures on my blog.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2007 10:13:03 AM »

Thank you for the pattern! Smiley

That's a gorgeous tank top!
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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2007 10:48:52 AM »

Ooooooh that is gorgeous!!!  I have been looking for a simple pattern that is summery but still has a little something to to.......this is it!!!! 

I love it.

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« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2007 11:03:10 AM »

Wow, I really like it! It's right up there with the Razor Lace Cami in my book Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2007 01:37:55 PM »

Hey who cares about the challenge results, your top is great!
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« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2007 03:35:01 PM »

First I want to say your top totally rocks.
And then one more question:
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at this point, you'll be working the front and back separately. work the front for 2 and a half inches of 3x2 ribbing and then the back for 1" of ribbing. sew together the separation you get between the front and back pieces at the armpit.
I dont understand why we dont separate after one inch only, then work only the front...I am not very familiar with working in the round...
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2007 04:05:34 PM »

icetiger - that's a good question...i honestly couldn't tell you!  haha  i did the same thing in another tank top that i based this design on...i think you're right tho...alternative is to work for 1" in the ribbing then cast off the back and start working the front flat in ribbing for another inch and a half...thanks for catching that!
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« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2007 02:21:50 AM »

Oh thanks for the prompt reply  Kiss now I have another excuse to buy some more yarn  Grin
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« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2007 08:01:13 AM »

oh, z, i love your tank top, and i so wish we got more than one vote in each challenge!  thanks for posting the pattern!!
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2007 12:49:13 PM »

What a great redo of the Odessa hat! It works great as a top. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2007 07:58:05 PM »

I love how this turned out!  Do you happen to remember how much yarn you used, and how many stitches you cast on?  I'm wondering if I have enough of anything in my stash to make this.
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2007 10:05:18 AM »

little3chordme - i definitely had 100andsomething stitches, but i'm not remembering exactly how many offhand...it really depends on the yarn you're using, so i suggest to do a swatch of the ribbing and measure it to see what's going to work best for you...i used about 2 and a 1/4 skeins of the yarn.

thanks to all for the compliments!

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2007 12:13:04 PM »

Super cute, looks great on you!
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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2007 01:52:58 PM »

I love it and it looks like something I could do!
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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2007 05:58:33 PM »

wow I have an Odessa hat but never thought to make a top from it. Gorgeous!!!
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« Reply #27 on: May 02, 2008 05:05:27 PM »

I actually started making this the other day.  I was thinking about adding some waist shaping, but I'm not sure how to go about it.  Would it look strange to gradually reduce the number of stitches between the diagonal stripes all around?  What about just at the sides?  How would I increase again?  Should I not even bother?  Help!
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« Reply #28 on: May 03, 2008 09:24:56 AM »

That's really cool....I like the pattern...
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« Reply #29 on: May 03, 2008 07:04:10 PM »

so pretty, and perfect for summer! I sure wish I could improvise like that...
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