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Topic: Lining the Queen of Hearts Bikini?  (Read 1173 times)
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kesteinbach
« on: June 07, 2008 12:53:08 AM »

So, I've just finished the first cup of the QoH Bikini, and maybe I was knitting too loosely, or maybe the yarn I chose to sub with wasn't great (Patons Grace). Either way, the suit is slightly more revealing than I would choose to wear due to obligatory knitting holes. So, I have a couple of questions:

1. Will cotton yarn shrink at all in the wash? Can I block it to make the holes less big? (it's really just bothering me where I was knitting 2 together, lol).
2. If I were to line it, what would be the ideal liner? Swimsuit stuff from a local fabric store? Would I want to find one of those weird pad things?

I'll post pictures as soon as I get my hands on a camera.
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little.ladybug
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008 01:04:50 PM »

I also tried to make this bikini- but in straight brown, with no design.  As a new knitter, I did not check the guage before I started... and it turned out much much much too small.  Same with the bottoms.

I ended up making bottoms of my own creation, and found a different pattern for a top online, which I also had to adjust to make larger. 

However, mine is knit so fine that I do not need a liner.  Sorry, looking back at your original post I realize that I'm not being too helpful.  I would suggest washing it on cool and hanging to dry.  And, for a liner, I would probably use cotton material.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008 04:37:18 PM »

I would recommend swimsuit material that either matches your suit color or your skin tone.  Swimsuit material has more give than cotton and will allow you better movement and fit.
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