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carmabelle1191
05-03-2007, 04:58 PM
I just finished this yesterday. It's based off Glampyre's Boobholder (very loosely based, I guess you could say) but I changed the gauge, got rid of the garter stitch edges, joined in the round to make a v-neck, and added waist shaping. I crocheted slip stitch on the edge of the v-neck to make it lie flat, which it did after blocking. I used 2 skeins of Cottonease, only dipping into the 3rd for the ribbing, which means it cost around $10 to make. Now I have an extra two skeins to make another boobholder! There were no seams, but I had a few yarnovers and ugly stitches I had to fix, so I guess that was as timely as seaming would be. The underarms are a little tight, but they seem to have stretched out today as I've worn it. My dad took the pics outside.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/483037160_84d3926e65.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/227/483037174_522c6899a3.jpg
Let me know what you think! (Ignore the arm in the first picture :shrug: )

kblue
05-03-2007, 05:03 PM
That looks great!!! Very beautiful :muah:

sara_jayne
05-03-2007, 05:05 PM
It looks wonderful! :cheering:

knitwit628
05-03-2007, 05:12 PM
Sooooo cute on youu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheering:

callmesusan
05-03-2007, 05:21 PM
You rock!! It's super-cute.

rorygilmore
05-03-2007, 06:44 PM
It looks great! :cheering:

Jan in CA
05-03-2007, 07:00 PM
Wow! That is amazing! You're HOW old?

Andrea
05-03-2007, 07:03 PM
It looks great!!! Good job!! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

aprilbetty
05-03-2007, 07:36 PM
The sweater fits perfectly, and is SO cute -- as is the model!

HamaLee
05-03-2007, 07:41 PM
Oh my god, you're the cutest thing in the world! :muah:
And that t-sweater is adorable. Great work!

kristinw
05-03-2007, 07:59 PM
Oh my god, you're the cutest thing in the world! :muah:
And that t-sweater is adorable. Great work!

I was going to say that same thing! Great job!

Mariblue
05-03-2007, 08:47 PM
That's beautiful! It looks really great on you! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Abbily
05-03-2007, 09:19 PM
Wow, you did an awesome job on that! It's beautiful, and so are you!!

carmabelle1191
05-03-2007, 09:30 PM
Wow! That is amazing! You're HOW old?
13. Thank you so much for the compliments! They make my day. :muah: Keep 'em coming! :teehee:

mks22300
05-03-2007, 09:38 PM
Your sweater looks great and you're very pretty!

auburnchick
05-03-2007, 10:43 PM
That is the perfect sweater for you! GREAT job!!!

psammeadred
05-03-2007, 10:47 PM
WOW. I wish I could have knitted like that when I was 13...

blueeyes28
05-04-2007, 06:36 AM
I need that pattern!I would love to make that for my bestfriend.

Ronda
05-04-2007, 06:45 AM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!

bobi1218
05-04-2007, 07:19 AM
Wow, great job!! The shirt looks terrific, I am so impressed. And you are absolutely adorable :)

AmandaC
05-04-2007, 07:45 AM
13!!!!!!!!!!!

Well done! It looks fabulous ... I'm not brave enough to change a pattern :teehee:

baronreads
05-04-2007, 08:29 AM
WOW! Awesome job!! So cute too! TFS :D

baronreads
05-04-2007, 08:31 AM
Wow! That is amazing! You're HOW old?
13. Thank you so much for the compliments! They make my day. :muah: Keep 'em coming! :teehee:

13?! SO TALENTED!! I want to be like you when I grow up!! :notworthy:

dewdrops
05-04-2007, 08:36 AM
Wow! Pretty girl :happydance: in a pretty sweater :cheering:

RuthK
05-04-2007, 09:56 AM
Fantastic! The top is so cute, and you look lovely in it!

heykaren
05-04-2007, 12:57 PM
whoa..... :notworthy: wish I could knit like that!

Good job! :thumbsup:

Karen

carmabelle1191
05-04-2007, 05:21 PM
I need that pattern!I would love to make that for my bestfriend.
Here's a sort of pattern:
I started out with the Glampyre minisweater/boobholder. I made a little gauge swatch, and got 5.5 stitches/ 7 rows per inch and on size 8 needles (I'm a tight knitter). So I did some quick math to find my stitch by dividing my stitches per inch by her stitches per inch (my stitch was 1.7) You multiply her cast on number by your stitch gauge and that's how many stitches you cast on (I cast on 85). To separate the body and the arms, you multiply you stitch gauge by her numbers by where she and that's where you place markers (this makes more sense if you look at the pattern). You knit until the arms are the circumference you want them to be. Once you get there, place the stitches on scrap yarn and continue knitting the front and back. Knit as far down as you want (farther down for deeper v-neck, not very far for higher v-neck) and then join in the round. I added waist shaping, but I sort of just guessed on that and decreased and increased when I thought my hips or waist looked smaller or bigger. I ended with 1 in. of ribbing and then went back to the sleeves and knitted them on ML and added an inch of ribbing.
If you do end up making something like that and you have any questions, just PM me, since I know I'm not very good at instructions. :teehee:
Thank you for all your compliments! :muah: I wore it to school today and got a few compliments (mostly by teachers) on it, but yours were much nicer! :hug:

newamy
05-04-2007, 06:14 PM
I'm so impressed. That's a great looking sweater.
I only learned to knit last year and I'm not sure I could come up with such clever adaptations to a pattern. I sort of wish someone had taught me to knit when I was your age...Now I'm trying to make up for lost time.
You're very talented and very luck to be so. How did you learn to knit?

carmabelle1191
05-04-2007, 07:07 PM
How did you learn to knit?
My friend taught me in winter of '05 and I only did a few garter stitch scarves with some Michael's yarn from there. I really got started again when I attended a church charity knitting meeting and was "forced" to learn the purl stitch for some ribbing. And I haven't stopped since! :teehee: :happydance:. I just taught my friend the purl stitch as well, and she seems to be picking up on knitting again. I think more people my age should knit, because it is very *ungranny-like* and is calming and a great may to eat up some extra time that might otherwise be consumed by worse things.

knitting frenzy
05-04-2007, 09:51 PM
fantastic work. Very talented for such a young person. I assume by reading the instructions, that you knitted this top down. very clever adaptations.

you have a great future in knitting design.

Keep it up!

:cheering: :cheering: :heart: :cheering:

Mer
05-04-2007, 10:52 PM
Very cute! I love how you modified that pattern.

hydeemarie
05-05-2007, 08:29 PM
Wow I like that shirt... and I am a teen knitter as well... started when i was 15 and currently am 18... wavered for a year and at 16 picked it up full time! lol