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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Yay for FOs - Easy Tank Top

I'm bad at writing out my work so let me know if you have any questions

One set US 8 circulars
One set DPN US 8

Caron Smiply soft in the color(s) of your choice - 2 skeins

Darning needle
safty pins

4 stitches x 6 rows = 1 inch

Small (33 inches around)
increase stitches for larger sizes (sorry i don't know how to do sizing!)


Cast on 160 st with MC on circular needles.
Join round and Knit.

knit for 10 inches
work stripes as follows

Knit 3 rounds with CC
Knit 5 rnds with MC
Knit 1 rnd with CC
Knit 3 rnds with MC
Knit 6 rnds with CC
Knit 1 rnd with MC
Knit 9 rnds with CC
Bind off

peice should measure 16 inches.

setting up for straps

Lay body flat and place safty pin or marker at each side corner to mark the middle of underarm.

place markers 3 inches from each center underarm marker. you will work attached icord from marker to marker

With MC cast on 6 sts on DPN
work 1 inch icord

work attached icord as follows

work first 5 stiches of icord, slip the last stitch, pick up and knit one stitch along the top of the tube, slip slipped stitch over the new stitch.

continue attached icord to next marker.

work 10 inches icord

attach icord to tube in the way the first side was done (making first strap)
work attached icord to marker

work 9 inches icord.

pick up 6 stitches on the cast on edge to form live stitchs. Kitchener stitch the two together


sew in ends
Hem bottem of top

1 comment:

~*~ Karen ~*~ said...

It'd be awesome if you could make a little video or pic-by-pic of the part about the straps. For some reason, I'm having a bit o' trouble understanding that part.

I'm still gunna try your pattern and hope you take up my suggestion before I get to the straps :-D

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