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soozeq
« Reply #80 on: August 21, 2007 09:34:44 PM »

Hey Coachella Knittters,

I am thinking of starting this tonight when I get home. Does anybody have any advice for making the part between the arm holes wider? I want it to fit over a racer back bra because I find carrying the weight of my boobies around my neck (a la halter bra) rather uncomfy.

Make the back portion wider. I think it's only 10 stitches..? Allow 30 or so and take 10 extra away from each armhole.
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« Reply #81 on: August 23, 2007 09:35:54 AM »

Make the back portion wider. I think it's only 10 stitches..? Allow 30 or so and take 10 extra away from each armhole.

So I cast on this way and now am wondering how to alter the pattern for the arm hole shaping. Will taking away five stiches from each arm hole and adding those ten stiches to the middle piece affect how I need to shape the holes so that the back is still the same size?

It is hard for me to look at a pattern like this and figure out how the shaping is working. So I apologize if this is a dumb question.  Tongue
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« Reply #82 on: August 23, 2007 09:46:13 AM »

Hmm yes, it's possible you'll have to change the shaping somewhat. Which size are you making? I only threw out 10 sts because that's all I remembered, but I see there's more for larger sizes. I would maybe work only the first set of increases until you get to the right number of stitches for your size, skipping the second set. That way you should get to the right length at the same time you get to the right number of stitches.
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« Reply #83 on: August 23, 2007 11:31:56 AM »

Hmm yes, it's possible you'll have to change the shaping somewhat. Which size are you making?
I would maybe work only the first set of increases until you get to the right number of stitches for your size, skipping the second set. That way you should get to the right length at the same time you get to the right number of stitches.

I am making the medium because my yarn is a bit bigger gauge.

That is a good suggestion I will try it and see how it works out. From looking at the picture of the top laid out flat all that I can see that would make a difference is that the armholes will be less rounded at the bottom right? Also I am thinking if I do the shortrows it will give a bit extra room in the front piece that I will be missing in the back.

Thanks so much for your help!
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soozeq
« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2007 07:54:24 PM »

Right the armholes may flatten out a bit. If the increasing suggestion doesn't work, or if you want the botton of the armholes higher, use the second set of  increases instead - there's less rows between the increases so they should lie higher.
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« Reply #85 on: August 27, 2007 08:42:54 AM »

It's finished folks. I posted it as a f.o., but thought you might like to see it here:


This was a fun, fast knit. I enjoyed seeing everyone's; they are all a little different.
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« Reply #86 on: August 27, 2007 10:51:01 AM »

I think it really suits you, sunny 74. The colour is great too.
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« Reply #87 on: August 27, 2007 06:24:33 PM »

Wearing my new top as I type!

Any Ideas on blocking a 100% nylon Coachella?

As soon as I make it a little longer I'll post pictures.

Did I mention I can fit a cross back bra under it? Sweet!
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« Reply #88 on: August 28, 2007 04:16:50 PM »

I am SO glad I found this thread.  I was going to post a help thread asking someone to please explain the bust shaping to me, hah!  I was so confused.  But now after reading everyone's comments about how it wasn't necessary, I will just be skipping it and moving on.  Hopefully it will fit me correctly; I've not had the best success in making clothing for myself, hah...
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« Reply #89 on: September 27, 2007 02:10:53 PM »

Here's mine, I made a few adjustments.


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