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Topic: Lelah's done! (now with PATTERN)  (Read 105620 times)
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« Reply #260 on: May 12, 2006 10:06:19 PM »

Shadkitty that is so adorable! I love the ribbons as straps on your Lelah top. The matching shrug is really cute too.
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« Reply #261 on: May 13, 2006 02:57:10 AM »

it's beautiful, love the colour combo and ribbon you used !
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« Reply #262 on: May 13, 2006 07:53:58 AM »

Thanks guys  Cheesy

I like the ribbon straps because they camoflauge bra straps better.
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« Reply #263 on: May 13, 2006 10:29:11 PM »

Ok here's a question...I'm trying to get started on this and I just got done measuring myself...I am 42 3/4" above my chest where the shirt will sit but the fullest part of my chest is 46" should I go ahead and knit for the 42 3/4" measurement and the elastic will stretch or should I knit bigger?

Also another question... my hip area where the shirt will end at is 49"...does the pattern allow for it to be bigger there or would I need to cast on for that measurement and then decrease more?
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« Reply #264 on: May 13, 2006 11:10:36 PM »

Ok here's a question...I'm trying to get started on this and I just got done measuring myself...I am 42 3/4" above my chest where the shirt will sit but the fullest part of my chest is 46" should I go ahead and knit for the 42 3/4" measurement and the elastic will stretch or should I knit bigger?

Also another question... my hip area where the shirt will end at is 49"...does the pattern allow for it to be bigger there or would I need to cast on for that measurement and then decrease more?

I had these issues as well. But I realized you pull the thing over your head to get it on, and if you knit the stockinette section long enough it will just go over your chest. My tip is to put on whatever bra you plan on wearing with it (or just any old bra if you don't) and measure from the point that you want to be the top to the point underneath your bust where the ribbon/eyelet section will be. For me this was nine inches...you might have a lot of stockinette to knit! lol

As for the hip part...well I'm not sure how far it will stretch. The slight ribbing effect the purling creates allows for a little stretch. You can't tell in my pictures but it's stretched nicely in the front. What size are you planning on making?
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« Reply #265 on: May 14, 2006 01:21:04 PM »

Ok here's a question...I'm trying to get started on this and I just got done measuring myself...I am 42 3/4" above my chest where the shirt will sit but the fullest part of my chest is 46" should I go ahead and knit for the 42 3/4" measurement and the elastic will stretch or should I knit bigger?

Also another question... my hip area where the shirt will end at is 49"...does the pattern allow for it to be bigger there or would I need to cast on for that measurement and then decrease more?

I had these issues as well. But I realized you pull the thing over your head to get it on, and if you knit the stockinette section long enough it will just go over your chest. My tip is to put on whatever bra you plan on wearing with it (or just any old bra if you don't) and measure from the point that you want to be the top to the point underneath your bust where the ribbon/eyelet section will be. For me this was nine inches...you might have a lot of stockinette to knit! lol

As for the hip part...well I'm not sure how far it will stretch. The slight ribbing effect the purling creates allows for a little stretch. You can't tell in my pictures but it's stretched nicely in the front. What size are you planning on making?

I plan on following her directions for doing it based on your measurements. I just realized that when I have my jeans on (which is what I will be wearing with this top) my hips are roughly between 46 and 47" so I should be alright as far as that goes. I'm also knitting straps to cover my bra strap and to make sure I don't get a ticket for indecent exposure.

Thanks for the tip about measuring how long the stockinette should be!
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« Reply #266 on: May 14, 2006 06:18:51 PM »

so i just finished mine, tried it on, and realized it worked ALOT better as a skirt rather than a tube top.  also, i changed the pattern around quite a bit (using my own measurements and such), and also instead of doing stockinette stitch at the top i did 1x1 twisted rib in fishermans wool. oh, and the lacework is done in knitpicks shine worsted in apple green (so soft! so nice! so cheap! i love it.)

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« Reply #267 on: May 14, 2006 06:29:47 PM »

Lynn - omg!!! i love it! ahh! i want it! amazing job!
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« Reply #268 on: May 15, 2006 12:44:39 PM »

I love that! With a yellow bikini it'll look like a hula skirt.  Smiley Great job
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« Reply #269 on: May 16, 2006 11:04:49 AM »

Hey!  That's great!  Is that a one skein wonder?

The shrug? No, it's the Everyone's Doing It shrug that someone did on here somewhere. It's super easy and quick. Except it never looks quite that cute on me...I think I make it too big. lol
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