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Topic: Custom-fit "Caliente" top - TUTORIAL!  (Read 8417 times)
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« on: June 21, 2005 10:11:03 AM »

Lookit what I made!

http://photos16.flickr.com/20707726_7b447ad5e5_o.jpg

Can you see it in this terrible grainy photo? I'm going to take better pictures with the good camera as soon as I can -- I just got squirrely and wanted to post about it now.

I've named her Caliente, for she is knit with Bernat Sox "Fiesta" yarn on #5 needles. But the beauty of it is, she can be totally customized to any size with any yarn.

Caliente Summer Top

You'll need 2 stitch holders, a circular needle, and double points in the same size.

First, gauge your yarn.
#_____ stitches = 1 inch.
#_____ rows = 1 inch.

HINT: I think it's more accurate to measure gauge for 4 inches and divide by 4.

Then, take a few measurements to get a custom fit.

A) Measure around the top of your shoulders, when an off-the-shoulder top would sit.
____ inches x _____ st/inch (# from above) = _____ CO stitches

B) Measure around your upper arm.
____ inches / 2 (x ____ st/inch) = _____ stitches to bind off at armholes

C) Measure from the top of your shoulder to your waist.
____ inches x _____rows/inch = _____ total rows to work for length

Okay, begin by CO the number you got for A on a circular needle that will accommodate that many stitches comfortably. Join and work in 2x2 rib for 2 inches.

Knit the number of stitches you got for B, and move these stitches to a holder. Knit to the opposite side where you'll move another #B stitches to a holder. Knit around until you come to your first held stitch.

NOTE: calculate the number of knit stitches between stitch holders like this: [#A (#B+#B)] / 2 = ____. Isn't algebra fun!

Now, CO #B. Knit to the opposite held stitches and CO #B again.

Work even in StSt until piece measures #C. Work in 2x2 rib for another 2 inches. BO VERY LOOSELY move up a few needle sizes to be on the safe side.

To finish the armholes, divide one set of stitches from a holder onto two double pointed needles. Pick up #B stitches from the BO side of the armhole and divide those between 2 more DP needles. If you don't have a multiple of 4 for the 2x2 rib, knit a few stitches together on the BO side as you go. Work in 2x2 rib for 1 inch. BO VERY LOOSELY.

Repeat the procedure for the other armhole.

Fin!

Let me know if you have any questions.
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curlymo
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2005 11:34:34 AM »

Wow.  Thanks for figuring that out for all of us.  We love free patterns!
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MerLeigh
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2005 02:42:35 PM »

That's very cute!  Grin  Thanks for the pattern.
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Miss_westenra
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2005 03:36:04 PM »

Cute! Wow, my list of things to knit keeps getting longer and longer.....
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2005 10:32:07 PM »

Ho-damn thats adoreable!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2005 03:01:47 PM »

I must learn how to knit!

Gorgeous top, man! er... girl Smiley
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imogen1.8
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2005 06:04:11 PM »

that's amazing! i like how it looks striped in the picture. was it supposed to have that effect? anyway, thanks for posting a pattern too!
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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2005 09:05:17 PM »

That top is awesome!! Thanks for th epattern Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008 05:25:13 PM »

This will very soon become my very FIRST piece of knitted clothing! If I ever get to it...
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