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« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2006 11:20:47 PM »

gorgeous!! stunning!! AMAZERING!!!!! :)
looks really great on you.... wow. i just lovelovelove every little detail of it!!! you rock!!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2006 11:38:23 PM »

Very HOT  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2006 11:57:13 PM »

This looks really nice. Great job on making it up and having it turn out perfect! Smiley
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aijay
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2006 11:29:29 AM »

Thanks for the encouragement, guys!  I've never done a pattern before, but I sat down this afternoon and tried to recontruct what I'd done.  I posted it above... if it's unclear, let me know where and I'll work on it some more.  If other people tried to make this as well, I'd be especially excited!
I didn't post the name of the yarn, because I don't think it's available outside of Greece.  It's by a local company called Kangaroo (and the yarn itself doesn't have a name on the package, it just says "cotton").  But I think any other ribbon or cottonblend with a similar gauge would work just fine.
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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2006 11:41:39 AM »

thanks so much for the pattern, I think I'll have to try it!
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2006 03:12:26 PM »

Amazing... we just asked for the pattern yesterday!  Thanks so much - I can't wait to try it!  Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2006 03:25:22 PM »

could I ask one little favor?  could you measure how many stitches you got in 4 inches?  because I'm not sure if I'm getting 1.25 stitches or 1.5 stitches per inch, and being wrong for the gauge of 1 inch means you'll be very wrong for 4 inches.
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« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2006 03:38:58 PM »

It's cute an all, but it's virtually identical to two of Teva's patterns from her book Loop-D-Loop. If you cross the Ballet TShirt with the Steek shirt, you get exactly the same thing. I've knit both patterns. You can see pictures of the various shirts here.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36163.0

But she made the pattern without seeing the Loop D Loop book. I don't know about you, but I think that's pretty impressive!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2006 05:43:28 PM »

It's cute an all, but it's virtually identical to two of Teva's patterns from her book Loop-D-Loop. If you cross the Ballet TShirt with the Steek shirt, you get exactly the same thing. I've knit both patterns. You can see pictures of the various shirts here.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36163.0

And Grumperina's tivoli/picovoli and several other patterns use the same raglan cast on and shaping. It's a basic pattern - what makes all of the variations unique is the combinations. I'm making one now based on tivoli, with a lacy inset like Green Gables and the lower 6 inches is the lace pattern from Lelah. I may try one like this one, one of these days (or years).

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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2006 02:33:58 AM »

Ariel, it's COMPLETELY a basic pattern.  i haven't knit the picovoli yet, but i've gotten all my raglan experience from Glampyre's patterns -- that woman really works a raglan -- as well as from the anthropology-inspired capelet pattern of Julesy723's here on craftster, and the raglans at cosmicpluto.com's blog.  there are a bunch of raglan shirts out there that give you the idea of how to go about customizing your own.  that's the nice thing about a raglan -- just determine how big you want it to be around your chest, work backwards to figure out what you need to cast on, and go.  you don't need a pattern for it at all. 

as i mentioned, i *did* lift the YO idea from having seen a pic of the steek vest from Teva's book on the internet.  i'd been playing around with the idea of a dropped stitch opening in the chest, but when i saw that vest it was clear that YOs were more controllable than a dropped stitch.  I just looked at the ballet tee from the link you posted, and i like it and it does indeed look like what i've knitted, but it looks like the chest is super-tight and then it does a bunch of increases after the chest so that the waist is looser.  am i right?  I'm more interested in decreases in the waist.  the raglan is a basic shape that's infinitely fun to mess around with.

anyway, i've just posted a variation on a common theme and let others here know how i did it -- i hope you don't feel that's inappropriate.   i've greatly benefited in the past when other craftsterites have done the same.   as soozeq has described -- sue, i'm looking forward to seeing a picture of that tee when you're done, it sounds fantastic.

kategirl, i got 13 stitches to 4 inches.  that's with the top laying flat.  those stitches stretch quite a bit though, i think because of the nature of the yarn i used and that fact that i used large needles.  the circumference of the top at its widest point in the bust is just over 29 inches when it's lying flat, while my bra size is a 34, so you get the idea of how much it stretches.  i hope that helps?
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