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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 4162 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

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.

size: S/M if CO 156 st with size 5 needles
need: yarn, circular needles appropriate for your yarn

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

[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?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007 09:42:17 PM »

It's like chaps for the top, lol:)
« 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?
« 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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Let's bury the hatchet. Quickly.

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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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« 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!

what is your inspiration?
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 08:05:40 AM »

Any chance of a pattern?
« 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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