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Phisch
« on: May 25, 2007 08:39:07 AM »

After a bunch of knitting and frogging and knitting and frogging, the cami/tank top I've been working on is to this point:



Since it's mostly made up and I'm a noob at that (this is my first from-scratch pattern), I'm not totally happy with it. The very top is the issue...obviously it's a little bit big on me and I was wondering...is there a way to crochet the top to make it more snug? I have a keyhole openning in the middle and a simple crochet chain to tie it together.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2007 10:05:49 AM »

You could concievably crochet around the edge to make it a bit more snug - that might lead to a sort of "pleating" of the rest of the top. Maybe pick up and knit every other stitch for a border?
 
I do like this top though....It reminds me of one I bought a few years go - but much prettier and without all the unflattering bits the manufacturers throw in for a few giggles, I'm sure. What fiber content is the yarn you used?
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 10:09:00 AM »

a crochet edge would pleat the top... i also suggest picking up and knitting every other stitch to tighten it a bit.

or, you could add a drawstring which could work with the keyhole...

i adore your tank... it's very very very cute! i hope you took pattern notes b/c i'd so love to make that!
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007 11:27:16 AM »

Two who say pick up and knit every other stitch, so I'm going with that.
 
I'll try what you suggest above, maybe doing a YO every other stitch so I can do a drawstring and that might make it look more intentional...we'll see.

I'll try for notes when it's done. I wasn't really good at taking notes!

I forgot to add that I used bamboo yarn. I got it from http://www.discontinuedbrandnameyarn.com/index.html and it's insanely cheap even if you buy by the bag. I'm not crazy about how it feels, but it has a lot of ease so it doesn't bother me. Also, I've not washed it yet, but that might help, too.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007 12:01:23 PM »

it's really beautiful and i've heard bamboo does soften when washed.

good luck finishing it. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007 06:07:22 PM »

Yay...glad to hear it! I decided to block it first before frogging the crochet. It might lay flat at that point, and so far, so good. It's almost dry, to, so I might wear it tomorrow if it works and if I manage to weave in all those ends (a lot considering this was knit in the round).
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007 07:22:52 PM »

What stitch pattern did you use for the lace - was it from one of the pattern dictionarys?

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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2007 10:01:53 AM »

Hi Soozeq, I used the one from Interweave Knits lace nightie, spring 07 issue freebie patterns. The only thing I did differently is twist the YOs. Instead of scooping them, I put the yarn on the needle in the opposite direction so that they were twisted when the following round was knit. Then the holes become really tiny.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2007 10:16:50 AM »

it's really beautiful and i've heard bamboo does soften when washed.

It does, it does, it does! (I took my swatch into the shower and went to town on it with the washing, just to see how much abuse it would take.)

(Don't mind me, I'm just falling madly in love with bamboo at the moment.)
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2007 11:21:53 AM »

Hi Soozeq, I used the one from Interweave Knits lace nightie, spring 07 issue freebie patterns. The only thing I did differently is twist the YOs. Instead of scooping them, I put the yarn on the needle in the opposite direction so that they were twisted when the following round was knit. Then the holes become really tiny.

Yeah, they do. Thanks for the pointer, I'll go wander over there and have a look at it...
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