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« on: July 03, 2007 01:27:33 PM »

I made these for my sisters. My middle sister got the Windy City Scarf for Christmas and my youngest sister, an artist, wanted the bikini top before she went to an art and music fair in Barcelona.

I can't find the label for the wool I used for the windy city scarf, but I think it was a fairly cheap acrylic. I pretty much followed the pattern but did it all in pink.

The bikini was made out of Jaeger Aqua Cotton in a dark blue. I failed at the crochet pick-up to attach the waist band but instead picked up the stitches along the bottom of the cups.

I gave her dire warnings about getting it wet, just in case, but I think she just wanted it for show   Cheesy



« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008 04:18:04 PM »

I love the colour you used for the scarf!

I was wondering about those knit and crochet swimming suits.  I saw one in the Happy Hooker as well.  I know there's a lining involved, does that make it so it's safe to wear in the water?  It doesn't say anywhere in the pattern that it's just for sunbathing, but I don't know if I'd trust soggy yarn to keep my dignity!  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008 09:17:40 AM »

Thanks for your comments  Smiley

In theory the bikini top should be ok because it was 100% cotton (though it isn't lined). I think the big problem is with wool, which will stretch horribly when wet.


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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008 08:39:47 PM »

You did a great job!

did you do the bottoms for the bikini too?  I gave it a whirl last summer but got frustrated doing the crazy purl increases...or maybe it was decreases.... I do remember that it drove me crazy and I quit....but I love the top.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2008 11:12:57 AM »

After reading the instructions for the bottoms I told my sister she wasn't getting them! It sounded over complex and the 'trying on in process' was going to be difficult as my sister lives about three hours away!

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