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Topic: Jiffy Tube Top and Tie-Front Shrug  (Read 4374 times)
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« on: July 04, 2007 01:07:13 PM »

I've been keeping myself busy over the summer with some knitting Smiley

First, the Jiffy Tube Top in a Jiff.  I modified it and used 10 1/2 needles, less stitches, and less repeats of the cable so it wouldn't be really long due to the larger needles.  I'm overall really pleased, the only problem is that the top bind off edge is awfully tight.  I might add straps too...

I also couldn't resist buying some beautiful variegated Patons Rumor yarn, so I knit up a quick shrug with it.  I was proud of myself for picking up stitches and making it tie-front!
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2007 01:16:43 PM »

oh, I've been meaning to do jiffy, and yours has really inspired me.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2007 01:22:03 PM »

I LOVE that tube top! I can't believe that's made from Jiffy.  Does it feel okay against the skin?   I think it would look great with a darker shape of that blue it ribbons for some straps, or use black.  But it looks great without straps.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2007 01:26:15 PM »

Thanks!  It's actually really comfortable on the skin, but a bit warm...I'll probably wear it more in the fall with a jacket over it or something.  And it really does knit up FAST!
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2007 02:57:29 PM »

The tube top and shrug look great.  Do you have a pattern for the shrug?

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2007 03:31:24 PM »

haha The shrug is kind of a funny story...It was done on a whim, so I really don't have a specific pattern.  But I can try and point you in the right direction!  I started here http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/mar06_openwork.html  but didn't do the long sleeves.  Then, I picked up stiches from the bottom, up along the sleeves and back toward the neck.  I knit in the same openwork pattern, decreasing about every row to make each side triangle shaped.  Once i got down to about 5 stitches, I knit some extra rows so they'd be long enough to tie, then decreased down to 2 stitches and bound off.
Sorry if that's confusing!  Let me know if you want any more guidance and I'll do my best Smiley
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2007 05:00:53 PM »

I have this tube top saved in my faves, but am iffy about the strapless-ness (not to mention I don't know how to do cables). NICE JOB! :-)

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2007 07:10:23 PM »

The tube top is rad! Great job cabling.

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2007 07:54:37 PM »

You should totally not be intimidated by the cables.  I had never done them before and looked at pattern and saw all this C6f and C6b and thought how am I ever gonna be able to do this?!  But I watched the knittinghelp.com video and cables are really so easy!  And this was a great first cable project!
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007 09:03:43 PM »

totally great job.....i have the pattern for the shrug but never made it....now seeing your version...im making it.....i will message if i have problems Grin
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