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21  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Write-Your-Own-Pattern-a-Long on: July 15, 2007 08:50:47 PM
I'll be trying to follow along (at least lurking).

I have a top down cabled tank I need to write out instructions for (stuff that seemed so easy now seems complicated while I try and remember what I did) and I swatched for a new tank. I've been wanting a tank like this for awhile and couldn't find a pattern, now that I'm more comfortable with my knitting skills I can just design my own!

I'm looking forward to seeing how everyone else does on sizing. I really do want to write these out completely, with sizing and everything, I'm just a teeny bit terrified my numbers will be sooooo wrong. lol.
22  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Coachella from knitty.com on: July 15, 2007 08:45:50 PM
That looks great!!! Totally motivates me to go upstairs and knit another few rows on mine even though my eyes are failing and my wrists are killing me... lol.

I cast on last night using two strands of Electric Blue SWTC Bamboo. I got gauge perfectly (go figure) with the two strands, and you want to know the best part? It now feels more like a ribbon or a tape than the twine knitting with one strand felt like. (I have the old bamboo, so its not as soft, although it does soften up with washing and will hopefully drape beautifully).

I think I'm going to eliminate the short rows to avoid showing too much of the girls. I was kind of looking forward to them, b/c I've never tried short rows before, but I'm worried about knitting it too big. I have a DD chest, but really small shoulders and ribcage, so I usually knit smaller sizes anyway but.... I don't know. I'll probably stretch out things once I get there and make an educated guess.

(if you're still reading this far I give you props, I know I'm rambling and I don't even have any pretty pictures yet).

BTW- I forgot to cast on with smaller needles and after my second cast on and knitting a row, was way too tired last night to start over. Anyone think that's going to be a problem? I never change needles for ribbing either so....
23  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Coachella from knitty.com on: July 11, 2007 11:28:39 AM
Now that I've finally found a halter bra that fits my gigantoid boobies in it, I can think about starting this! lol.

I'm planning on trying a swatch using two strands of SWTC bamboo. I have the old bamboo, which is more of a sport weight than worsted. I really hope it works because the drape with it would be amazing...

And everyone's looks great! I can't wait to get a couple more projects off the needles so I can knit this!
24  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: July 02, 2007 04:41:35 PM
Right, well I'm getting started. I have the wrong size needle and the wrong type of yarn (although yarn and needle match) but I'm going to go ahead.  Cheesy

Some quick newbie questions:

do I do any increasing while ribbing at the top?

when it comes to the sleeves, i take off the stitches (onto scrap yarn) and leave like an open flap which rejoins underneath with the additional cast on stitches, right?

And I am working in a spiral right?

Thanks for helping Smiley

No increasing on the ribbing, yes and yes.

25  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: June 26, 2007 06:37:24 PM
Thanks for all the compliments! I'll definitely sit down and try and remember what I did, probably not until next week, but I'll let you guys know.

thecoffindontwantme- I didn't really use a pattern for the striped one, I believe I picked a cast on # from another pattern (wicked I think). I like my neckline close to off the shoulder, so I usually cast on for a a 42/44 but do increases for a 38/40. Then I do increases immediately at the armpit to surpass the giant boobs, then decreases for the waist and increases for the hips depending on how things are going (and how lazy I'm feeling that day).

Hope that helps!
26  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Sweater of Many Buttons" Knitalong! on: June 25, 2007 05:37:22 PM
Those are so cute!! Where'd you get them?
27  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: The Beginner's Top-Down Raglan (patt. incl.)[opt. July-Aug. theme: Cables!] on: June 25, 2007 05:36:52 PM
Amusingly enough I'm just popping in here to FINALLY post a picture of my pink and black striped raglan. Hee.

Since the next challenge is cables, I'll also post the pictures of my first designed sweater. At some point in the next couple days I'm going to blog about it, and if there's interest, I'll post a pattern (or at least a formula for it, I believe in frequent try ons and adjusting the pattern to fit your own body).

Here's the pics:

28  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Sweater of Many Buttons" Knitalong! on: June 23, 2007 05:59:43 PM
I finished my modified version of this sweater. I'm too lazy to post the pics, so just click on the link in my signature, they're in the newest entry of my blog. Smiley
29  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty Soleil top for me on: June 18, 2007 09:30:02 AM
I agree, I never liked this top on Knitty but now I'm all excited about knitting it! It looks great!
30  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: Knitty's Askew on: June 14, 2007 11:49:26 AM
I've been looking for a tank like this, so I'm kind of excited. I might not get started right away (depends how the swatching goes) but I can't wait to see how everyone else is doing.

I agree about the construction, I have a feeling there will be some heavy modification, and not just b/c I'm probably using self striping just for the front (I plan on stashbusting as well, and I only have enough for the front pieces.

Not to mention its way too short. Waaaaaay too short. I like to keep my underwear to myself thank you, and I have a long torso anyway. I'll probably knit the front and backs as written, with added length, and then wing the straps, since I'm not crazy about how they're written.

Look at me, not even knitting two years and I can't knit projects according to their instructions. lol.
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