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« on: April 19, 2006 09:46:00 AM »

I was at this clothing store, I think you guys have it in the US too, Mango, searching for new ideas for the coming summer season and I saw this cute little top, similar to this:



I have the perfect yarn in my stash to make it... Some cotton/elastic blend that cost me a LOT and it's just sitting there crying to be knitted.

I thought I could make this tube part on the round and then pick up some stitches to make the "cover my small boobs" part, but... I have no idea what shape to make.. The yarn is a bit thick than the usual summer yarn and I'm scared it doesn't drop the way it shoul, if I make two big rectangles.
I think I might have to do some shaping...

Any ideas? I'd share a pattern if I ever get to make this.. Oh, and I'm sorry about the bad english, not my first language Wink

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2006 06:40:20 PM »

I don't really know much about making patterns.  But what looks like to me what would work if you start at the bottom making it fitted, then make a lot of increases as you go up.
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Something like that kinda.  Then when you pull the sides straight up, the middle should droop. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2006 06:41:35 PM »

But definately try looking at some sewing patterns first to see what shapes of fabric you'd need.
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2006 10:15:23 PM »

Could you get that kind of a drape with a knit fabric?
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« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2006 07:10:16 AM »

Could you get that kind of a drape with a knit fabric?

Yes you can, if you knit the right yarn with a tight gauge you get the same fabric that you see in the stores. I'm just not sure if I have the right yarn...


About your suggestion crazy_girl, I should have mentioned that I wanted something more like this:

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I can't explain it in english.. sorry.

I never thought about those sewing patterns, that might just work out!
Thanks!!
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2006 08:14:35 AM »

I can't help much with the pattern, but I think that it will be easy to find the right yarn. Something light, like angora or silk would work really well.  It may take forever to do all the tiny stitches, but it will still drape well. 
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006 08:25:09 AM »

I've never knit a top like this, but I have sewn and draped cowl necks like this one before. And they are often made of knit fabric. Based on what I know, crazy_girl is right on the money, although you may have some skinny bit near the edge for straps like so:

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...but a bit more gradual. Kind of a swoop up to the skinny part, if you know what I'm saying. I hope that helps. I know cowls seem really weird flat, but trust me, they're like magic. You really just take a weird rectangle or square of fabric and let it droop. They were always a lot of fun to drape. Oh, and I second the suggestion to look at sewing patterns because those tops in the stores are just cowls made with machine knits sewn together. Very similar.Good luck!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006 10:16:28 AM »

Thank you all for your help!

The silk suggestion sounds really good... And if everything else fails, I think I might just sew it instead of knitting it.

Thank you!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2006 02:48:29 PM »

Since that is such a deep cowl I think it is one really wide rectangle that is not to high. Like this:
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2006 07:06:01 AM »

Since that is such a deep cowl I think it is one really wide rectangle that is not to high. Like this:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/40750drape_halter.jpg

That might just work!
Thanks! I'll try it and keep you all posted Smiley
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