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Topic: A Red Tank Top I Designed  (Read 2213 times)
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bastetblue
« on: June 22, 2011 06:05:34 PM »

This is actually a project I knitted last year. But it took me so long to make, that by the time I was finished, it was too cold to wear it! Roll Eyes It isn't cold now, so I was finally able to take pictures of it.



I designed it myself. I knitted it mostly in the round, so that I didn't have to worry about the front and back not matching. I used Tahki Cotton Classic.



Here is a close up of the neckline and cable panel. I was very happy with the way the neckline turned out! I split the center cable so that it flows naturally.



I figured out all the measurements, increases, decreases, and other parts of the pattern using this piece of note paper. Since I knew what I wanted it to look like, I just had to refer to the paper to check the number of stitches I needed, or the placement of the increases.



I love how my top turned out! It's exactly how I pictured it! Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011 06:24:30 PM »

Wow, I'm really impressed that you designed this yourself, it look really good on you!! Do you have any tips on how to design knitted clothes? I would love to try it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011 07:11:41 PM »

That top looks awesome! I love how the cables aren't too cabley. Perfect for summer. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2011 07:45:43 PM »

looks awesome!  Good job designing it!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2011 08:29:57 PM »

Wow, I'm really impressed that you designed this yourself, it look really good on you!! Do you have any tips on how to design knitted clothes? I would love to try it!

What works best for me is to take a lot of measurements and make many swatches. I tried out a few different cable combinations before I even bought the red yarn. I also looked at patterns for other tank tops to get a feel for how much yarn I would need. Hope that helps you, you should definitely try designing!

mandraco- Thank you! I wanted to make sure the cables wouldn't be too bulky.

sarahj2001- Thanks! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2011 10:01:33 AM »

Very cute! I love it! Smiley You could probably get mileage out of this in the colder weather too: as a vest! Just a nice solid color thin(ish) long sleeved tee underneath, and viola!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011 06:23:44 PM »

Thanks! Yeah, I might try it out as a vest. It could be a good layering piece.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011 09:05:45 PM »

You did a great job-it's very flattering and pretty Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2011 04:47:43 PM »

Thank you Nikky!
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2011 12:58:58 PM »

This is so pretty! The fit is perfect and that colour is gorgeous on you.
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