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Topic: Hooray! My first non-rectangular object! (Knitty Anna Top)  (Read 1927 times)
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« on: March 08, 2008 02:37:48 PM »

I lie, this is actually my second non-rectangular object. As I was making my first bikini top, I decided that the cup size looked way too big, made it a good 12 stitches smaller, and therefore made something much too vulgar for these parts of the internets.

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from http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTtwins.html

It's made out of some acrylic that I'm guessing is about 25 years old (I picked it up at the bf's grandma's).

I want to make bottoms, but all of the patterns I've seen are brief style and I don't want to make briefs because a) I don't want to deal with fitting them and b) I think they look hideous on me. Does anyone know a free pattern for string bikini bottoms, or have any advice? I'd like to make them to (somewhat) match the top.
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2008 02:42:50 PM »

That is way cute! I love the color and the shape of the bustline.

And this made me laugh out loud Grin:
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2008 02:49:55 PM »

This is cute Smiley

For the bottoms I would suggest looking at the Happy Hooker book from Stitch n Bitch, there is a crochet string bikini on page 85 that might help you for an idea of how it should be shaped, even if you don't know how to crochet.

You did a good job on your first shaped project Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2008 04:16:58 PM »

i did a thong, but it was lacy: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211996.0
maybe if you just start from a number of stitches and go decreasing one at each side, each right side row, with stockinette inbetween, and use a thong that fits you as model?

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2008 02:30:48 PM »

I actually rather like the smallishness of it....I think it looks nice for a smaller bust size (which I have) so you've just totally inspired me to make one not less than 12 stitches smaller. Smiley

« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2008 03:58:34 PM »

I made matching bottoms last night. I totally made up the pattern, basing it on the k2tog, yo, ssk pattern from the top, but I didn't have enough yarn to make it big enough to wear out (or post publicly  Shocked )
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2008 07:24:02 PM »

this looks great! i am jealous because i can barely crochet let alone knit!
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