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Topic: it's a bird it's a plane it's a...well some sort of tank top!**Now with pattern*  (Read 3606 times)
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« on: July 30, 2007 09:29:27 PM »

sooo this was supposed to be a lot longer but I ran out of yarn [forget the brand baby acrylic] and got lazy so I ended up with this. As you can see it needs something under it else it's amazingly inappropriate  Grin    or I can pull it up as a sort of cropped top. The back is a basic halter style. And I'm in the process of making a knitted creation to go under it!

any ideas for names? I think I may have invented a new variation on the halter top  Wink

and as always, please excuse my oh so vacant expression and mediocre pics




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Ok so here's my pattern! It's the first time that I've ever written one so be kind Smiley.Hopefully it's somewhat clear.....   

I've made it so it can be applied to any size- just figure out your gauge and how many stitches it takes to go around your hips, then substitute this number for the first CO.

As for waist shaping I just winged it and decreased at certain points on both sides as I went, trying it on frequently to make sure it fit. If you need more concrete instructions, look around at other patterns to get some ideas.


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size: S/M if CO 156 st with size 5 needles
need: yarn, circular needles appropriate for your yarn
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CO 156 st, place marker, join in round

Do 3x1 ribbing for about an inch and a half

From marker, K[(total number of stitches divided by 4)+3], place marker, K [total number of stitches divided by 2], place marker, K to finish round
***this step puts markers at the sides for the waist shaping later on***

Body [with Lace pattern]:
Rnd 1-3: K in round
Rnd 4: at marker for start of round: K2Together, YO, K1, YO, K2Together, K to end of round
Rnd 5: K all
Rnd 6:  K2Together, YO, K1, YO, K2Together, K to end of round
Rnd 7: K all

Repeat lace pattern until the garment reaches your armpits. Finish at the end of a lace pattern. As you go, do your own waist shaping at the side markers.

Then K15, BO[total number of stitches at this point minus 25] , K10

At this point youre just doing the front rectangles so you can move things onto straight needles if you like

Row 1-3: K in stockinette
Row 4: K 10, K2Together, YO, K1, YO, K2Together, K 10
Row 5: P all
Row 6: K 10, K2Together, YO, K1, YO, K2Together, K 10
Row 7: P all
Row 8-13: K in stockinette
Row 14: K 7, drop a stitch, YO, K 9, drop a stitch, YO, K7
Let the stitches drop all the way to the top of the ribbing at the bottom- there I sort of tied it off so it wouldnt drop  all the way through the ribbing....Im sure theres a proper way to do this but thats what worked for me 
Row 15-19: K in stockinette
Row 20: BO 7, K 18
Row 21: BO 7, P 11
Row 22-29: K in stockinette
Row 30: BO all

Straps:
[With a crochet hook (size appropriate for your yarn) slst onto the right corner of the top rectangle and ch 55. Turn and sc 10 back down , then ch 50, slst onto the right corner of the bottom rectangle.]  This makes one strap.  Repeat for the other side.

And you might want to sc around the back of the halter to prevent it from rolling
« Last Edit: August 06, 2007 05:50:55 PM by dirtyprettythings » THIS ROCKS   Logged

what is your inspiration?
honeydew
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 09:42:17 PM »

It's like chaps for the top, lol:)
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007 09:43:04 PM »

...you could wear it on the beach in France... : )

pretty cool really. Call it a drop-top halter?
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yosabra
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007 09:56:00 PM »

Wow, that's awesome!  I really want to try that with a t-shirt!  Ahh.... inspiration
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007 10:02:40 PM »

How about Boob Halter?

Now that I think about it, it's more like a Boob Free-er than a halter. Maybe that can be an ironic name.  Cheesy
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wakeupdonnie
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 11:37:20 PM »

Kinda like an apron but not as housewife-y.

I like it, though, it's interesting. In a good way.
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 04:12:09 AM »

haha boob halter...drop top...you guys are talented Wink I did think of the wearing it in france one myself, I'll just have to wait for the oppertunity to get there!
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Jane2
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 08:05:40 AM »

Any chance of a pattern?
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 01:29:57 PM »

very cute...i second the pattern
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2007 09:31:42 PM »

Omg-- the first thing I thought of was the "5th Element" movie (have you seen it? If not... you should! It's such a great movie!). This is something Leelu would wear! lol. Looks great. I would be a great in black... for lingerie... lol.
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