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mysoldiergirl
« on: February 29, 2008 10:26:40 AM »

So I bought Stitch n Bitch after deciding I was going to graduate from knitting to purling and all the rest. After mastering (or so I think) the techniques, I thought I'd shoot for the Queen of hearts bikini top. But for some reason, it turned out like this:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v175/tenfoot/?action=view&current=bikini.jpg

The string coming out of the top leads to the ball of yarn... that's where I'm supposed to crochet the strap?Huh It's pretty obvious I did something wrong, but I don't know what. Is it because I left out the hearts? I didn't understand that part of the pattern (nor did I want hearts on my nipples). Help? How do I get from manta ray to bikini cup?
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knusperflakes
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 06:07:38 AM »

I'm not exactly a knitting doctor (or expert) but, leaving out the hearts shouldn't do that. I knitted the exact same bikini this summer (sans hearts) and it turned out fine.
The only advice I can really offer is to give it another go, and see if you can catch your mistake that you made.
Good luck!   Smiley
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Uniqueworn
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008 10:25:15 PM »

how wearable is the finished bikini? i also have stitch and bitch, and my man friend loves knit type bikinis, but i am apprehensive about investing work into something i will never wear.
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knusperflakes
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2008 07:46:43 AM »

I would say that it's pretty wearable. I made one for my sister.
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sleepykins
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008 04:04:51 PM »

I did the same thing when I knit mine... I thought I'd skip over the heart, and ended up skipping over that ever so important part of the pattern where they tell you to knit/purl something like 26 rows.... You should have a fat base of rows at the bottom before you start the middle decreases.

Is this clear? Let me know if I explained it right.

Don't despair - It's so cute and super worth the effort!!
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