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3kids1036
05-06-2007, 07:44 AM
Hey everyone
My friend Toya and I are hosting a knitalong for the new free Interweave knit pattern summertime tunic

http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/

This is the website for the KAL
http://summertimetunickal.blogspot.com/


It will start June 1st
please email anixon1036@charter.net to join

Thanks guys! xxx

Jan in CA
05-06-2007, 01:15 PM
How funny..I just posted in my blog that I'm making this for my daughter. I don't know if I'll be able to get the yarn by the time this starts, but if I can I'll join in. ;)

3kids1036
05-06-2007, 02:08 PM
Join in anyway!!!! Tee hee, I have to order my yarn! LOL

Jan in CA
05-06-2007, 05:47 PM
Problem is the start date is soon and I can't afford to buy the yarn yet. I'll join in late if necessary. By then you'll have worked out all the kinks anyway, no? :teehee:

3kids1036
05-06-2007, 05:56 PM
Tee hee, yep! lol

five_six
05-06-2007, 08:22 PM
Hmm... it's cute, but i'm absolutely in love with the summer wheat one, it is calling out my name :teehee:

want2knit
05-06-2007, 09:53 PM
I just printed off this pattern last night! But I don't even know what yarn I would use, have to check the stash........it is a cute top!

baronreads
05-07-2007, 08:42 AM
This is very cute and looks easy. I'm "thinking" about it! ;)

dustinac
05-07-2007, 08:48 AM
I've been thinking about this too.. do you think shine from KP would work? it is cute.... :teehee:

jeanius80
05-08-2007, 01:13 AM
i just saved this pattern like 5 minutes ago! how funny :teehee: great minds and all that!!
:happydance:
I think i am going to knit it with microspun from lionbrand in black..it has a 24 sts=4" gauge, so i think i go up a size for a good fit?? anyways, not sure when i'll get to it, but i'll check back on you knitters! :heart:

Jan in CA
05-08-2007, 01:24 AM
I've been thinking about this too.. do you think shine from KP would work? it is cute.... :teehee:

I "think" the pattern calls for a DK weight yarn.. I'm thinking of going with Cotlin from KP (http://www.knitpicks.com/CotLin_YD5420162.html) or Sonata from Elann (http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Sonata&Cat=&ProductType=5&Count=1). Soooo many choices though! :thinking:

dustinac
05-08-2007, 08:53 AM
:cheering: ohh thanks.. I think I'm going to use Wine in the Sonata.. :teehee: and going to go ahead and get some for my girl's Monica.. I never look at Elann's I'm not sure why.. I love their prices :rofl:

3kids1036
05-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Hey! I'm making Monica too!!! lol

dustinac
05-08-2007, 06:44 PM
Hey! I'm making Monica too!!! lol

:happydance: :cheering: I haven't started mine but going to soon!!!


Ok I ordered the wine color from Elann so I can start this.. although I'll be going home in June and mom doesn't have a computer.. so prolly won't sign up for the KAL at the other site since my updates all summer will be far and in between... :rofl:

want2knit
05-08-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm wondering, can you use a yarn that's not DK weight, as long as you get gauge with it? The yarn I'm thinking about is classified as a heavy worsted, it's a nylon/cotton blend.

Jan in CA
05-08-2007, 07:54 PM
Sure, as long as you get gauge you should be fine I think. That is how to change the yarn in any pattern. Getting gauge with a yarn that much heavier might be hard, but it's worth a try. I haven't ever tried this though so... :??

RiverDaughter
05-08-2007, 09:21 PM
I would, but, alas, I'm cutting myself off from buying any more yarn until I finish the current four projects I have going. :verysad:

jeanius80
05-08-2007, 09:24 PM
i cast on all 226 sts today on sz 6 circs....i love the feel of the microspun, but it is veeeeeery loosely plied! :!!!:

jeanius80
05-09-2007, 03:55 PM
i am planning on knitting straps in stead of using ribbons. i really shouldn' t go bra-less :teehee: so i have two ideas...1) regular old straps in moss stitch probably 10 sts across.. or 2) starting in the center back, one strap that becomes two (like a racer-back top)

so .. thoughts? advice?

dustinac
05-11-2007, 07:51 PM
:happydance: I think either idea would prolly work.. I think I'm leaning to the first idea you mentioned though... :teehee: I don't like to go braless so was just planning on wearing a strap less.. I wear them under all my tanks...


:cheering: I got my yarn today for monica and this.. I really need to finish the Estonian wrap as it's suppose to be a b-day gift on the 9th of June.. but I reallllly wanna start both tanks :pout: :teehee:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-11-2007, 09:00 PM
ooo jeanius,I hope the microspun behaves for you!!! I love how it feel knitted up/.

robynbird
05-11-2007, 09:28 PM
I love this tank and am making one for my daughter for her birthday. I'm using rather cheap yarn...Red Heart Baby Soft. My daughter will be 11 and while I really wanted to buy some nicer yarn, my budget demanded I go cheaper. I think it'll be fine for her though...she won't care what type of yarn it is. I cast on just a few minutes ago and am excited as this is my first garmet other than socks and gloves.

jeanius80
05-11-2007, 10:54 PM
ooo jeanius,I hope the microspun behaves for you!!! I love how it feel knitted up/.

it is! :tap:

the hardest part was casting on, all those plies wanted to separate. i have about 8 rounds OTN now, so its just knit knit knit! xxx the fabric is coming out so soft and its doing the nifty \l\l\l\l instead of\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ on the knit side of the fabric. :heart:

Jan in CA
05-12-2007, 12:16 AM
the hardest part was casting on, all those plies wanted to separate. i have about 8 rounds OTN now, so its just knit knit knit! xxx the fabric is coming out so soft and its doing the nifty \l\l\l\l instead of\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ on the knit side of the fabric. :heart:

I made a dishcloth out it and it was plied so loosely it was a pain. I bet it'll be so pretty though! That yarn is soft and so vivid!

You like the \l\l look, huh? :teehee:

KathyinCali
05-14-2007, 03:39 PM
I printed this pattern a few days ago for a bit of summer knitting. I think I'm going to join in on this one...::heading over to look for yarn::

KathyinCali
05-14-2007, 03:45 PM
Webs has the yarn on sale for this project...Just an FYI

Chrissie
05-14-2007, 11:28 PM
I'm wondering, can you use a yarn that's not DK weight, as long as you get gauge with it? The yarn I'm thinking about is classified as a heavy worsted, it's a nylon/cotton blend.

You might be able to get stitch gauge with the heavy worsted yarn, but the resulting fabric might be too thick and warm for a summer top...fabric made from DK weight yarn would be thinner and lighter.

3kids1036
05-17-2007, 04:08 PM
I printed this pattern a few days ago for a bit of summer knitting. I think I'm going to join in on this one...::heading over to look for yarn::

What yarn did you decide on ???

candicane
05-20-2007, 08:19 PM
I am going to use Classic Elite Bamboo (on sale at Webs) in the Citrine color. I have the yarn and the needles, i just need to finish a baby sweater and a shawlette that I started when I was bored with the baby sweater.

candice

3kids1036
05-20-2007, 08:21 PM
That is going to be so pretty!

CraftyGal
05-23-2007, 06:26 PM
I have the yarn that I am going to use. I had wanted to do this pattern and joining this KAL will give me the incentive to finish the wedding dress.

Cora

knittingaddict
05-24-2007, 10:06 AM
Just wanted to say count me in on this one. :happydance: I was planning on undertaking this one myself. Just ordered my yarn...can't wait to receive it. This will be my first KAL. Can't wait! :thumbsup:

BostonBecca
05-24-2007, 10:42 AM
Would this top be ok in 100% silk? I was thinking of using a 100% silk yarn.

Oznog27
05-24-2007, 01:09 PM
Count me in! I have some awesome baby-blue yarn in my stash that would be perfect for this!

Jan in CA
05-29-2007, 03:24 PM
Pictures yet? How is the pattern working out for you?

3kids1036
05-29-2007, 03:26 PM
Its going good.I uploaded a pic on my blog today,but im much more into it now. I can'tupload thepics here,im on my phone lol

jmp3775
05-29-2007, 03:51 PM
OOohh, I'm in! I started yesterday. I'm using Cotton Fleece in Peridot. 3" in so far...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/17795661@N00/520420144/

dustinac
05-29-2007, 04:24 PM
I finished one edge of the Estonian.. going back to the CO to work the other edge...:woot: then I can start this...:happydance:

jmp love that color!!!

robynbird
05-29-2007, 04:41 PM
Well, I missed my dd's bday but I'm still plugging away on this. I'm on the ribbing section now. :)

Oznog27
05-29-2007, 06:41 PM
I have about 3 inches done so far, my yarn is really turning out great for this! I'm excited to get to the ribbing!

candicane
05-30-2007, 08:27 AM
I have just started the ribbing. I did a picot hem so it wouldn't curl up. Will try to post a picture tomorrow.

candice

BostonBecca
06-01-2007, 08:51 PM
I have yarn for this now. It's on the list. I'll be using Dale of Norway Svale yarn in color 5135.

http://www.allegroyarns.com/yarn/svale.htm

robynbird
06-04-2007, 09:42 AM
I'd love to see a picture of your picot hem, Candice. :)

I have just started the ribbing. I did a picot hem so it wouldn't curl up. Will try to post a picture tomorrow.

candice

candicane
06-04-2007, 09:51 AM
Robyn,

Will take a pic this evening! Haven't had much time too work on this.

candice

robynbird
06-04-2007, 09:58 AM
YAy, I can't wait! :)

zebstriped
06-12-2007, 12:52 PM
I'm just going to jump into the fire pit and attempt my first garment...this knit along seems to fit the bill!

I'm sure that I will be lost quickly, but at least I do feel comfortable with stockinette stitch.

3kids1036
06-12-2007, 01:26 PM
YAY! You will love it!

robynbird
06-22-2007, 08:38 PM
I'm done! A picture is in this post: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=60853

dustinac
06-23-2007, 05:34 PM
I'm done! A picture is in this post: http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/showthread.php?t=60853


:happydance:It looks wonderful!!! I really need to get back to this.. This was suppose to be my lazy day knit in WV or in the car to WV...:shrug: it didn't happen ... :teehee:

Ms Knits
06-25-2007, 07:24 PM
Lovely! I may have to make this for my daughter.

robynbird
06-25-2007, 07:53 PM
Thanks! I was afraid I wouldn't finish it because I got so bored with the round and round of stockinette. I'm glad it's done. :)

candicane
07-20-2007, 01:48 PM
Need help with the hem on the back. Which way do I slip the 1st stitch off the needle? Then how do I proceed? That little picture in the pattern isn't helping me much!

candice

candicane
08-01-2007, 10:36 AM
It's done! I still need a ribbon though. Sadly, I think I don't like it very much. I made the small and think I should have gone with the XSmall. It looks baggy on me. It drying now and hopefully shrunk a little in the hot bath I gave it. The bamboo yarn is very drapey and soft, but feels kind of "thick" for a tank top.

Candice

Jackie Lim
08-13-2007, 10:40 PM
Hi there,

I m thinking to join in this KAL, has everyone completed theirs ??

zebstriped
08-14-2007, 10:30 AM
Some of us are still chugging along -- it is a tedious knit and I keep finding reasons to work on something else. But alas, I do wish to finish by month's end!

zebstriped
08-27-2007, 12:52 PM
I was hoping someone who's completed this tunic (and has more experience than I) can assist with my quandry. I'm so close to finishing my first garment I can nearly taste it! But alas, confusion has muddled my brain...(pattern is here--http://www.interweaveknits.com/freepatterns/pdf/sum_07/summertime_tunic.pdf

I'm working on the back section, having separated the front from the back, and I have finished shaping the armholes. I did my Purling on the Right Side (turning row) and the instructions say to continue in stockinette stitch.

Do I go right back into pattern -- since I'm on the wrong side now, do I start Purling again? I'm confused as to how the front should look, whether the stockinette should continue on the right side still, or on the wrong side? I know ultimately this will be the ribbon casing, and may not matter, but I would like to do it correctly. Thanks for any guidance you have!

candicane
08-28-2007, 11:13 AM
You are correct!