A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News: Craftster Best of 2014 have been announced!  Check out the winning projects here!
Total Members: 301,280
Currently Running With Scissors:
341 Guests and 7 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Lotus Blossom Tank KAL from Summer 06 IK  (Read 4248 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
angellical
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2006 07:50:26 AM »

I'm in!  Not sure when I will start - it might not be for a few more weeks.  I just bought my yarn - SWTC Bamboo in a variegated color.  Here's a photo:


I'm going to play with the gauge of this one, since the first two bust sizes are either too big or too small.  So I will probably be using smaller needles, too.  Can't wait to see some photos of y'all's progress!

Gorgeous color--mine is in a deep red.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2006 01:22:30 PM by kategirl » THIS ROCKS   Logged
missameeames
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2006 02:33:46 PM »

Hi,

Has anyone else noticed an error in the pattern?

After the lace pattern is complete and you knit 3" in stockinette, and begin the shaping, the number of stitches adds up to 195, not 200. Apologies for the vagueness--I don't have the pattern with me now.

I have 168 stitches (increased from 140) so I'm trying to figure out how many to have for the front and the back sections. However, if you read further, it seems that you're supposed to pretty much divide the stitches in half.

Thanks!

-A

I don't see an error, but maybe it's just me.  After you knit the complete the 4 lace repeats, you have a decrease round and you decrease (for the smallest size) 14 stitches evenly around, then work in garter stitch for 4 rounds.  So for all the stockinette, you'd be working over 186 stitches.  Then, when you work the shaping, it has you divide the stitches in half so you'd be working 93 stitches for the front and 93 for the back.  Then the shaping begins.  Let me know if you have questions...sometimes I have issues when trying to explain stuff.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Laura Margaret
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2006 07:01:15 AM »

I started this last week on vacation with my mom and sister (knitting is the only thing that keeps me sane when I'm trapped in the car with them).  I'm using Cotton Classic from Tahki in a lavender color and my stockinette gauge swatch came out exactly the right size.  But after seeing some comments here and in the knitalong, I decided to try it on - WAY too big.  I was making the 39" size and it was huge.  I'm going to take out 4 lace repeats and then just fiddle with the shaping when I get to the bust and hope it comes out ok.  It's all ripped out and wound into balls again but I did take a picture before frogging so I'll try to post that later.  I do really like the lace pattern - it seemed pretty easy to get the hang of it.

Edit: here is the picture - it is more purple than blue in real life
« Last Edit: July 04, 2006 07:11:43 AM by Laura Margaret » THIS ROCKS   Logged
laurasuzanne2006
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2006 03:27:22 PM »

I started this in the beginning of June.  I can't seem to get going on it.  I'm still on the first lotus pattern.  I'm going to add 2-3 more sets of the lotus pattern or I think it will be too short. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged
qbmaya
Offline Offline

Posts: 197
Joined: 25-Feb-2005

Runs with scissors.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2006 08:04:25 PM »

I started this in the beginning of June.  I can't seem to get going on it.  I'm still on the first lotus pattern.  I'm going to add 2-3 more sets of the lotus pattern or I think it will be too short. 

Don't feel bad.  I've started this thing 4 times and each time I've messed something up. Undecided I'm sticking to it though. Wink
THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm the deadliest woman in the world [with knitting needles].
KnitsyBitsy
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2006 12:10:40 PM »

I guess I'm coming in on this a little late, but I'm hoping maybe somebody will have an answer to my question.

So I'm up to the point where I've BO and dec some stitches in the back, and it says to knit in stockinette until the armhole measures x inches.  Where do I start measuring for the armhole?  I'm thinking the 4 rounds of the decreasing pattern I did in the front are not armhole, but do I include those stitches I BO in the front as part of the x inches, or does just the back armhole have to measure x inches?  Does anyone know?

(I'm sorry, I'm at work and can't remember how many inches it is supposed to be.  I think 8 inches for the second smallest size.)
THIS ROCKS   Logged
landry
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2006 08:55:00 PM »

I guess I'm coming in on this a little late, but I'm hoping maybe somebody will have an answer to my question.

So I'm up to the point where I've BO and dec some stitches in the back, and it says to knit in stockinette until the armhole measures x inches.  Where do I start measuring for the armhole?  I'm thinking the 4 rounds of the decreasing pattern I did in the front are not armhole, but do I include those stitches I BO in the front as part of the x inches, or does just the back armhole have to measure x inches?  Does anyone know?

(I'm sorry, I'm at work and can't remember how many inches it is supposed to be.  I think 8 inches for the second smallest size.)

On the second page of the pattern in the magazine, there's a diagram showing all the proper measurements. They want you to start measuring where the horizontal stockinette ends and the upward slant begins, so yeah, you would include those stitches you BO in the front.  Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged

flickr photos + + knitting pictures
livejournal + + knitting and other blog-worthy stuff
currently  + + crazy over twinkle's big city knits
KnitsyBitsy
« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2006 10:14:58 AM »

I guess I'm coming in on this a little late, but I'm hoping maybe somebody will have an answer to my question.

So I'm up to the point where I've BO and dec some stitches in the back, and it says to knit in stockinette until the armhole measures x inches.  Where do I start measuring for the armhole?  I'm thinking the 4 rounds of the decreasing pattern I did in the front are not armhole, but do I include those stitches I BO in the front as part of the x inches, or does just the back armhole have to measure x inches?  Does anyone know?

(I'm sorry, I'm at work and can't remember how many inches it is supposed to be.  I think 8 inches for the second smallest size.)

On the second page of the pattern in the magazine, there's a diagram showing all the proper measurements. They want you to start measuring where the horizontal stockinette ends and the upward slant begins, so yeah, you would include those stitches you BO in the front.  Smiley

Now, how the heck did I miss that chart?  Ah well, no matter.  Thanks so much landry!  I'm hoping to have me tank finished in time to wear to a rehearsal dinner this Thursday night.  I'll post pics when I'm done!   Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Buy an Engagement Ring - Part 4
How to Buy an Engagement Ring - Part 3
Audio Technica AT2020 Microphone Review
Platinum Advice - How to Assess the Value of Your Ring
How to Make Necklaces
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Art Caddy
Everyone needs more fiber!
April 29, 2015 Featured Projects

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 ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.