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Topic: Black tube top that needs more excitement. (now with tutorial!)  (Read 10530 times)
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« on: May 24, 2005 01:38:21 PM »

So I made this tube top:

Yeah, it's simple and frankly pretty boring.  How do you think I should spice it up?  I was thinking I could embroider flowers on it by hand with different bright colors of yarn.  How would you suggest going about this?  Or, does anyone have another idea for it?  Thanks a bunch. <3

EDIT 5/26:
This is what I did.  I used someone's idea for buttons, and someone else's idea for making something go up the side.  Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion--they all would have been pretty, but I figured out that I don't have enough patience to learn how to embroider.  Grin

And the pattern:
I used size 8 circular needles and cast on... uh.. ::strips in order to count::  86 stitches.
I did a k1p1 rib for about 8 rows, and then started on plain knit (stockinette stitch).  I continued until it was long enough and then went back to the rib for 8 more rows.  Then I put on buttons.  The end!
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2005 01:41:51 PM »

how about adding a cool pin to it? One of those pretty sparkly flower shaped ones? Great job on the top though - sometimes simple and basic is nice too....

Sammy :-)
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2005 01:43:23 PM »

You could always try stenciling.  I do like your yarn embroidery idea though, sounds pretty.
Good luck!

« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2005 02:03:22 PM »

I think it looks very pretty the way it is--but maybe you could stitch some beads in a design across the top?  Or sequins?  The summer vogue knitting mag has a tank top with sparkly things sewn in and explains it better than I can.  Wink

« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2005 03:11:42 PM »

I like it plain, very nice and simple but I think a nice flower pin or brooch of some sort would be pretty, so you could change it up Grin Great job though, very nice Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2005 03:19:02 PM »

Embroider pin stripes on it. thatd look hot. haha, i said hot. sorry.

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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2005 03:19:49 PM »

look up the bleach-pen henna shirt on here, that would be hot.

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2005 03:56:07 PM »

First it looks great, can I please have a tutorial. Second you could knit another one and actually knit in a picture teir some great free knit graphs on the net.
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2005 04:23:11 PM »

i reckon a pink felt heart applique would be cute cute

« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2005 04:26:41 PM »

knit in a picture teir some great free knit graphs on the net.

You could use duplicate stitch to add in one of those designs to your existing top as well, either search the internet, this site, or books. There are so many out there. The possibilities are endless! Sewing on some felt flowers or leaves or bugs or whatever suits you could be fun too! I think that one small item offset at the top or bottom would snaz it up just enough.

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