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« on: August 01, 2005 08:17:50 PM »

Hi All!

I just completed the Summer Halter KNIT THIS kit from Target.  I modified it slightly by adding pink yarn around the bust.

Here's me all happy that it fit:

And a close up of the front:

And a shot of the back.  I need to shorten the lace-up tie a bit and neaten it up a touch.  I just wanted to hurry up and put it on so I just put it together quickly!

Thanks for looking!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 08:23:22 PM »

Very cute!  Love the two color combo!
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005 09:29:47 PM »

Wow, it looks great! I bought this kit and the summer tote. Now that I see how the halter looks, I'm anxious to start it. The summer tote was so easy so I'm hoping that the halter will be just as easy.

I have the tote posted on my blog.
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2005 10:30:02 PM »

Cheesy Very Cute!!  Great Job!
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2005 12:13:26 AM »

Awesome, it looks grand!  I'm so glad you posted this - I just bought the kit on clearance for my sister.   Did it give you a lot of trouble?  (She's still pretty new to knitting.)

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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2005 12:26:16 AM »

that is awesome!!!

i would seriously wear that, and that is not a common thing for me to say, mostly im like...its cool, but i couldn't wear that.

that project is just too awesome not to want to wear it!!


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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005 08:31:28 AM »

  Do the Target knit kits come with all the materials necessary to make the project?  I can't believe how cool it looks.  How long did it take?
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2005 09:53:16 AM »

Thank you everyone! 

luv2stitch- I checked out your tote...very cute!  I like that you added the lining to finish it off nicely!  (My Target was out of that one  Undecided, but I may check another nearby store now...)

Beach- It was pretty easy for the most part.  HOWEVER, I'm pretty sure there were some typos here and there.  Nothing that was so bad, though, that you can't figure out how it should be I don't think.  I can try to answer questions, though, if you run into any problems.

Pink Hula- It's very wearable!  It's really comfy!  The only part that's a little difficult is lacing up the back.  Easier if someone could help you with it, I think, but totally possibly to put it on backwards to lace up and then swing it round the right way.

bunnirific-  Yep, good ol' Target the discount/convenience store or whatever you want to call it.  They're putting them all on clearance, though, so it's kinda slim pickings from what I understand.

peanutbuttanjellay- the kit had everything but dpns.  The neck ties are i-cord and they wanted you to make it on straight needles and keep slipping the stitches back and forth between the needles, which you can of course do, I just think it's more work.  Also, the pink cotton yarn was my addition.  I already had that in my stash, so I decided to add it.  The kit came with the bottom yarn which is really just a natural colored cotton.  Also, it knit up pretty quick.  I would say about a week if you figured in a couple of hours knitting a day.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2005 10:21:15 AM »

was the pattern for just one size or multiple sizes... also would there be enough yarn to make a bigger size if there are instructions for one?

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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2005 01:26:38 PM »

That's a very nice halter top.  Now I need to go to Target to check these knit kits out...

By the way, what kind of yarn is in the knit kit?
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2005 01:41:57 PM »

awesome job!  it fits you nicely.. i just finished a tank top that was meant for me but would fit hrmm..  maybe a ..... 4yr old... friggin' bummer!

« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2005 01:48:21 PM »

dukeslax44- The kit is a "one size fits most."  I'm sure you could easily size it up by casting on more stitches.  I don't think there's much extra yarn in the kit, though.  You might be able to match it with some Sugar n' Cream or just buy Sugar n' Cream for the whole thing. 

elementsarise- The yarn is 100% cotton.
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2005 03:43:18 PM »

That looks great!
I got that kit too, and it's my current project. I really like the top and would wear it a lot if I ever get it finished.  But I'm still a fairly new to knitting, I've only done mindless knitting projects so far, so this is killing me. I'm having a lot of trouble w/ the lacy part. And I don't really like working w/ cotton yarn. This is my first experience w/ it and it may be my last.
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2005 04:08:19 PM »

edensgarden- I feel your pain.  I have to admit, working with the cotton was not fun, but you get used to it after awhile.  I never did anything lacy before this either.  The best advice I could give you for it is make sure you don't pull it too tightly.  It's ok, even better really, for it to be a little loose.  Hang in there, though!  The finished product is sooo worth it I think!
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2005 04:34:06 PM »

Thank's for the advice. Smiley
 Unfortunately I figured that out the hard way and got all screwed up and had to start over. It's looking much better now.
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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2005 06:12:17 PM »

i also got this kit... unfortunately, i don't think there is any way it's gonna fit me, lace up back or no lace up back.  the bust is simply too small.  but yours is really nice amy! any clues on how i could make that bust bigger?  i actually bought TWO of these kits (on sale for $3.48!) so as to have enough yarn but i can't really decide on how to make the bust part bigger.

« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2005 07:30:14 PM »

lasandri- In this case, I was lucky about the fit because, as the pics show, I am infact very small-busted.  As to how to make it bigger?  I'm not too experienced with shaping unfortunately.  Maybe someone else could better answer that question.  I think you could probably add some short row shaping.  I've never done it, but there's an article at knitty about it: http://knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/FEATbonnetric.html  It doesn't seem too difficult?  Maybe you could post a question about it in the Discussion area.  I bet you'd find some experienced short row-shapers there!
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2005 07:41:27 PM »

i'll definitely look at that knitty article... thanks!

« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2005 01:40:11 PM »

For some reason, when I went to my local Target, the knit kits were not on sale. Undecided They did not even have the halter knit kit.  Is this just my Target, or are there other Targets that are still selling their knit kits for full price?
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2005 01:56:35 PM »

I only looked in the clearance section, and they had a number of knit kits.  None I really liked for the price, though, except the one for a bottle cozy that had bamboo dpns and was on clearance for $2.48.  THAT one was worth it.  But I didn't look down the aisle to see if they still had some at regular price.

The halter looks lovely.  I'm kinda glad my store didn't have it, because I'd be tempted to buy it, and I'd never be able to wear it. 

But they DID have a yoga bag and a bikini, both with the same weight of cotton yarn, so if you want the halter but aren't sure whether you'll have enough yarn to resize it, or if you want a contrasting color, like Amy's beauty without having to buy another yarn to match, keep your eye out for the bikini and yoga bag kits.  Cheesy

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« Reply #20 on: August 03, 2005 02:00:18 PM »

oh wow. i got this kit from my gramma but i dropped a stitch like 20 rows into it so i just put it away and haven't picked it up sicne.
but now i'm going to.  Wink


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« Reply #21 on: August 03, 2005 02:35:02 PM »

sheesh, you're making me blush!  Thanks for all the nice words.   Smiley  You're all too kind.

I actually went back to my local Target today to look for the wine cozy for the dpns (thanks for the tip Lothruin!) and not only did they not have it, but none of the kits were on sale!  Sad

When I bought this kit it was in Michigan (where I'm originally from, but now I live in Massachusetts) about a month ago and it was down to half price.  Here in MA everything is full price.  I was kind of tempted to get this cute lime green capelet kit, but I didn't want to spend the $15.  (I'm a college student AND I'm saving for my wedding next fall, so $$$ is definitely at a premium for me!)
« Reply #22 on: August 03, 2005 02:56:52 PM »

WoW! !!!
Great job and it looks really good on you too. A perfect fit. I just bought the swim suit but haven't started it yet. They didn't have the tank top at my target only the swim suit and a baby set.

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« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2013 01:01:11 AM »

I love it!   Looks gorgeous! 
Bought this pattern a long time ago lost the DVD.  Do you know how else I can get the instructions? Was it easy?
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