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Chibiusa Inkie
« on: July 01, 2008 10:53:42 AM »

I'd really like to knit Mel's outfit, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

Here's a picture:

See how the middle is kinda see-through? How would I knit something see-through like that? What kind of yarn would I use? I'm so confused! Huh Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks so much for your time and help! Wink
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008 06:23:01 AM »

Hmm, the only example of transparent knitting I can think of is this http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/2384852505_fcaee1b2ce_m.jpg where the transparent effect is achieved by knitting with one strand of laceweight mohair on size four needles as opposed to two held together as in the opaque section. I don't think you would actually *want* a mohair body suit, but I think it's possible that the effect could be similarly achieved with any laceweight yarn. I think the problem you might run into is that this effect relies a bit on the knit fabric being pulled tight and the sleeves on that outfit are quite drape-y  which might make it pretty difficult to make them transparent. I hope that's some measure of help with the bodice though.

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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008 08:11:30 AM »

I think you could do it with a lace weight yarn on large (for the yarn) needles. Using a DK/Sport or worsted on the solid portions would give you a relatively big needle (somewhere between 6 and 8 probably) which is huge for a lace weight yarn and enormous for cobweb or gossamer. To get a fabric that looks more solid in texture while still transparent you'll probably want something with some halo, like mohair, which you might not want from a wearing standpoint for a garment like that.

I'd probably sew, rather than knit, a costume like that.
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