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« on: July 20, 2004 08:56:27 PM »

http://tinypic.com/whp0
http://tinypic.com/whp5
this is a very simple pattern, adaptable to several knitting methods.  you'll need:
6oz worsted yarn, cotton acrylic blend plus a small amount in a contrasting color
size 9 Am needles, or size to obtain guage
1/4" elastic, 1 yard
tape measure
gauge: 10 sts and 28? rows= 4" in taut stretched 2x2 ribbing

Measure your chest snugly, just above your breasts.  Take this number and multiply by 10, then divide by 4.  Round down the the nearest whole number divisible by 4.  This is your CO number(x).
Now, decide whether you want to knit this piece flat or in the round.  if you want to knit it flat, divide your CO number by 2.  CO x divided by 2 and knit in 2x2 ribbing for 12".  Make two.
To knit in the round, CO x, join, and knit in 2x2 ribbing for 12".

Finishing:  for flat version, join pieces with 12" edges tog and seam with blanket stitch.
for both:  single crochet around one edge with contrasting color.  single crochet around other edge, but catch elastic in sc as you go around, being careful not to twist the elastic.  leave a tail on both ends.  try top on and pull the elastic as tightly as desired and knot in desired position. remove top, untie knot and tack elastic ends together.  trim elastic ends, tuck inside crochet, and weave in all yarn ends.  fini!
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004 08:06:01 AM »


Love this pattern.  IT is so simple and so cute.  I was looking for a good easy tank pattern.  Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2004 11:52:04 AM »

Must get started on it, my daughter who's 8, wants one
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2004 01:10:42 PM »

so glad you all like it.  it's so easy to make for any body type, and the elastic lets it stay up without worry.  have fun.
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2004 03:14:49 PM »

This is simple and goodlooking, and that is the best combination.

 Smiley Thanks and keep up the great work.   Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2004 04:25:53 PM »

No problem to add straps to if you want that type of tank instead.  Or ties for a halter, or flowers, or...

Crap!  Now I have to go and make a dozen.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2004 06:51:35 PM »

yep.  if you add straps you can probably omit the elastic if you want to. i'm thinking about putting a pretty crocheted edging on mine in the contrast color.
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2004 07:25:26 PM »

And adding one more thing in particular would make this about as worry-free as it is cute:  A shelf bra.  They're really easy to do, and for those of us who've had kids, but weren't very well-endowed to begin with, are the perfect answer to a strapless garment.  This is adorable!  Damn the loss of my youthful figure!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2004 07:27:31 PM »

have you tried self-adhesive cups?  they're not quite as good as a shelf bra, but they can do the trick.  my mother swears by them.
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2004 07:37:53 PM »

so lothruin, does this mean you'll be posting a tutorial for adding a shelf bra to our garments?! (hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink)
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