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Topic: My Tank and an OSW - several pics - edited to include a very rough pattern  (Read 2506 times)
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chickenlady
« on: May 18, 2006 11:51:54 AM »

This is the first project I have posted pics of (not the first I have knitted though!) cos I have only just worked out how to post the pics    Roll Eyes

Anyhow I made myself a tank from some TLC cotton plus in a nice denim blue colour......

2x2 ribbing which makes it nice and stretchy and I added a row of eyelets under the bustline to try to make the best of my virtually non-existant bust......

I like it with the white ribbon threaded through (I wanted wider ribbon really but the thin stuff was all I could get)



but my DH thinks it looks better with the crochet chain threaded through....

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/soarvalley/knitting/tank1.jpg

and a side view too



I would be interested to know what others think - use the crochet chain that I made for it before I bought the ribbon or keep the ribbon?Huh??

Then cos I had several balls left over (the tank took about one and a half 100g balls) I made an OSW to wear over the top.....




The tank is really comfy to wear too - I can see it becoming one of my fave summer tops  Smiley


just posted the pattern below, but realised that I probably should have editted this post to include it so will do it now....  please excuse the fact that it is so rough!


For the back  I cast on 72 stitches on 5mm needles using TLC cotton plus, and did K2p2 rib for aprox 8".  that brought it just about up to under my bust.  Then I made a row of eyelets by doing k2 YO k2together.  Then carried on with the k2p2 for another 4".
For the armhole shaping I cast off 6 stitches at each side and then on every other row decreased one stich at the armhole edge until I had 46 stitches left.  I also slipped the first stitch of each row to give it a nice edge.  once there were 46 stitches left I carried on knitting in the rib until the whole thing measured aprox 16".
The straps were made using 6 stiches in rib, and I cast off the center 40 stiches for the neckline, leaving 6 stiches each side on a holder and then knit the straps using those.  The straps on the back I made 2" long.

The front was made almost identically but came a bit lower at the neckline - I knitted that to 15" long before I started on the straps and those on the front are 3" long.  Then I sewed the whole thing together, crochet a chain and threaded it through.......

As far as the size of this goes, I have a 34" bust and if anything it is a little big on me, but it is very, very stretchy and probably would fit someone much larger than me quite easily..........

hope that helps and you can understand my rather vague description Smiley
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erincatherine
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2006 12:30:39 PM »

beautiful!
i like the ribbon.  it adds a little bit of flair.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2006 12:37:40 PM »

That looks cute together. I like the ribbon better. It lies flatter and looks more crisp than the crochet chain, but I do agree that a slightly thicker ribbon would be better.
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Necia
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006 01:03:11 PM »

I agree with your dh.  But then again I've never been a ribbon kind of gal.

Necia
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linda63pt
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006 01:07:48 PM »

They look great on you!
I second the crochet chain but I'm not a ribbon person either.
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rachelo
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006 03:19:11 PM »

I love it (especially with the ribbon)!  What pattern did you use for your tank?
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Emily
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006 03:33:50 PM »

Crochet chain!
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006 05:12:51 PM »

I'd definitely go with the ribbon.

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kelliz
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006 07:10:23 PM »

That is cute!  I like the ribbon better.  Maybe you can just change them out depending on your mood?
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krafty_kelly
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006 07:26:05 PM »

Wow, are we sending you mixed signals or what?  I like the crochet chain better.
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