A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 296,634
Currently Running With Scissors:
571 Guests and 11 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: shaped ribbon tee (Now with Tutorial)  (Read 78196 times)
Tags for this thread: pattern  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
lid89
Offline Offline

Posts: 65
Joined: 05-Aug-2005

the love of my life is a toy horse


View Profile
« 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!!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
knitting_gromit
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2006 11:38:23 PM »

Very HOT  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged
jezebel7383
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kategirl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

queen of awkward
Offline Offline

Posts: 4444
Joined: 01-Aug-2003


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2006 11:41:39 AM »

thanks so much for the pattern, I think I'll have to try it!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

juliesnider
Offline Offline

Posts: 624
Joined: 30-Jun-2005

So excited to be a month old!


View Profile
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"When I'm old I don't want them to say of me, 'She's so charming.'  I want them to say, 'Be careful, I think she's armed.'" - G. Stoddart
kategirl
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

queen of awkward
Offline Offline

Posts: 4444
Joined: 01-Aug-2003


View Profile WWW
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MirageTheDog
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
soozeq
« 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).

sue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

sue
aijay
« 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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Eric LeMay Talks About Immortal Milk
Tony and Angela DiTerlizzi Talk About The Adventures of Meno Series
Susan RoAne Reveals Her Biggest Pet Peeve
John Lithgow Sings from I Got Two Dogs
Novelist Rachel Kushner Reveals Her Best Quality
Latest Blog Articles
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.