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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!

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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

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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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