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« on: July 13, 2004 10:17:55 AM »


i too made the bikini top, but i wound up making it in kitchen cotton.  i had leftovers from a bag i made and decided to give it a try since it fit the gauge description.  it's been in the water as well and held up fine.  not to mention that even if i had bought the yarn just for this project it would have cost me three bucks.  i'm considering making the bottoms too, since i still have plenty of leftovers in all three colors.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2004 10:23:12 AM »

OoOo thats adorable! if only i knew how to knit..grr.. haha
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2004 11:11:04 AM »

It looks stunning!
What size did you make? because it doesn't look as small as on the model in the book Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2004 12:06:42 PM »

Does it, um, stay put, in the water?
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2004 06:30:39 PM »

I made the b cup size, and as long as you're not jumping off the diving board this little number stays right where you put it.  When the cotton gets wet it pretty much clings to your skin.  Just make sure you tie it on tightly before you get in the water.
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2004 06:17:07 AM »

I made the same pattern awhile back with the new cotton Manos, but it's pretty shifty so I haven't worn it out of the house yet.  It's good for cleaning on hot days though  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2004 07:46:30 PM »

that's really cute! i have tons of kitchen cotton so that's awesome. but.... was it too terribly hard? i have the book but i'm a little hesitant to give it a try.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2004 06:11:07 AM »

in my opinion the pattern was extremely easy.  it involves only decreasing, and a bit of crochet knowledge.  not to mention the effort is well worth it when all your friends see your sexy self prancing around in something you made.  give it a try!  even if you really mess up, the top only takes about 40g of yarn, at most.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2004 06:41:25 AM »

I really have to learn to knit so I can do pretty things like that ! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2004 10:12:39 AM »

it's really easy to do.  i learned when i was six. http://naughtyteaspoon.20m.com/HOWTO.html  this site has a few great tutorials.  good luck!
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