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« on: June 09, 2008 06:10:46 PM »

I did this a long time ago... A long time ago...
It started as a skirt, this is what happens when a person has body dysmorphic disorder and cannot gauge how large or small one is.
Ah well, this was my 1st knit item (after ot knitting for about 20 years, so...).
Anyways, what happened was, I knit with 1 strand - thinking it would stretch ad I could save yarn - it didn't.
When I came to terms with the fact that it would be a tube top, I overestimated the size of my front - it wouldn't stay up.
So, an i-cord to the rescue - but the bamboo stretches.
So, there's elastic in the i-cord - which is a real pain to thread through AFTER you have sewn the i-cord down.

But, I love it, I love it, I love it! I love the drape of the bamboo, I love the feel and the shape.  I love that it hugs the top and falls gently from the waist - isn't it nice that the ribbing accentuates the waist?
Enough said, I love it. So, tonnes of pics!

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008 06:16:22 PM »

It's lovely, I love the shape.
It doesn't look as if it's had such a tortured history at all...   Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008 06:18:18 PM »

It's gorgeous!  Looks great on you!  Did you make up the pattern yourself?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008 06:22:50 PM »

No, this is Annie Annie Modesitt's gorgeous pattern from Romantic Knits.
It is beautiful pattern to knit up - now if only she'd chart it.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008 07:50:01 PM »

wow! how pretty! very nice, beautiful knitting!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008 08:54:50 AM »

That is so gorgeous! It's items like this that make me love knitting. You rock!

« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008 04:52:03 PM »

Thank you!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2008 09:29:22 AM »

The lace is really flattering too. Nice job and well salvaged!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2008 05:36:52 AM »

I think it looks just great! The fit and design is super and it looks lovely on you.
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