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1  Re: twisted stitch looking stitch... in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by zknits on: June 09, 2007 07:56:45 PM
sorry for the delay in posting a picture of what i'm talking about...here it is:

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2  i love odessa tank top with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: June 02, 2007 10:11:14 AM
hey all!

although my tank top did horribly in the challenge Sad, i had some requests for a pattern, so i'm posting information about how i made it...

first, here's the tank top:

the stitch pattern is based on the absolutely fabulous odessa hat: http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm

the yarn is king tut egyptian cotton. that i knit on size 9 needles.

so, to make your own, definitely do some swatching to figure out how many stitches to cast on. round that number to the nearest multiple of 10. using circular needles, case on that number of stitches and knit one inch of 3x2 ribbing.  

after that start with the odessa stitch pattern: *ssk, k6, yo, k2, repeat from * continue until you reach the end.  knit that until the whole piece measures approximately 13" or whatever length you like best.

at this point, you'll be working the front and back separately. work the front for 2 and a half inches of 3x2 ribbing and then the back for 1" of ribbing. sew together the separation you get between the front and back pieces at the armpit.

at the edge of the front of the tank top (the side with the longer edge) pick up 6 stitches. knit the straps in the following: row 1: * sl1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1 *, row 2: *sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 * (so basically 1x1 ribbing with the first stitch slipped). repeat rows 1 and 2 until the strap is 15" unstretched. repeat again for a second strap.

finally sew the straps on to the back section of the tank top (try it on to see where will work most comfortable and cover up straps underneath) and tuck in all your stray yarn pieces.

let me know if that doesn't make any sense!  Smiley

more pictures on my blog.
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3  i love odessa tank top with pattern in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: May 23, 2007 09:04:57 PM
after making the odessa hat, i decided that i needed to reproduce the same stitch in a tank top...i didn't put the straps on in the right place, so i have to redo that...

here are a few pictures:

trying to get a picture of myself wearing it:

that didn't work so well, so i ended up using the timer:

laying out on the bed:

close up on the stitch:

hope you enjoy!  will be posting pictures and details on blog soon...just not tonight!  haha

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4  completed head gear - more calorimetries and hats in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: March 30, 2007 09:14:18 PM
hey all!

so i've been busy with too many wips at once...here are some things i've actually managed to finish...

a calorimetry for myself that i just finished because i was sooo excited about the yarn...i used the yarn that the pattern called for for a change (filatura di crosa 127 print)

here's the lake park hat in patagonia nature cotton which has been added to my favorite yarn list!  amazing softness!

close up on the really cool stitch work:

my friend asked me to make him 2 hats (one for spring/fall and one for winter) with the maze pattern...the one on the left is in cotton and one in wool blend on the right...

and finally...a calorimetry for my super fabulous roommate in malabrigo...on my favorite yarns...can't get enough!

whatcha think?
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5  Re: Odessa (Grumperina for MagKnits) KAL in Knitalongs by zknits on: February 21, 2007 11:47:49 AM
just saw that this was here...i did an unbeaded odessa with a matching scarf...

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6  wrap top in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: February 20, 2007 08:21:17 PM
i finished this awhile ago and just finally wore it the other day...

as mentioned in a posting a little further down, it's made with 4 skeins of suss design fishnet that i got on sale for the ridiculously reduced price of $3 a skein!  the pattern is also suss design, but is incredibly simple...if you can knit and purl, you can make this!! 

more pictures on the blog at http://seezknit.blogspot.com/2007/02/its-wrap.html

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7  hats, scarves, calorimetry galour in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: February 20, 2007 08:19:46 PM
so here are the finished winter holiday presents...

common inspired brimmed hat:

his and her reversible hat and scarf sets:

odessa hat with matching scarf:

original ribbed calorimetry:

variations of the calorimetry (seed stitch in orange and ridgy thingy in gray):


more pictures on the blog...
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8  Re: Top Down Raglan...along... in Knitalongs by zknits on: January 19, 2007 09:06:38 AM
hey all!

i need your help!  i finished my top down cardigan and have since discovered that i didn't put enough increases in the bottom half to make it fit in the comfortable way the top does...should i block it to fit, which might involve quite a bit of reshaping or rip out the bottom and start over? 

i haven't taken a picture of the finished project, which i probably should for this question, but here are some pictures from along the way...sorry for how dark they are!  i'm using malabrigo, which is perhaps the most orgasmic knitting experience i've ever had!  haha

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9  Re: Razor cami knitalong? in Knitalongs by zknits on: November 08, 2006 07:57:35 PM
i didn't know this knit along was here!  so here's my final product...i did it on smaller needles so i could wear it with a bra if i wanted to be risque...i loved the pattern!  it was a quick and easy knit!  i ended up doing it twice...first time was too small...haha

i still need to block the back a little...it's a little snug in the top of the back...but i have til warmer weather right?

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10  raglan fair isle short sleeve sweater in Knitting: Completed Projects by zknits on: November 05, 2006 08:02:06 PM
so a limited supply for yarn lead to a creative project...someone putting all the bright colors together kept them from getting out of hand!  imagine that!  haha  it was a fun knit and easy...had to block the sleeves for my swimmers arms, but other than that it was a knit and go sort of project!

two postings with details on my blog...

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