View Full Version : FO: red lacy tank top

03-08-2008, 12:25 PM
My dh brought his camera home from work, so I was able to get a picture of my finished lacy tank top. I'm very excited to wear it; it'll be perfect for a Texas summer! :woot:

03-08-2008, 12:27 PM
Nice work! That'll keep you cool down there! :hug:

03-08-2008, 12:39 PM
WOW! Christene that is really pretty! And to think you made it from some old sweater! Very nice work. :thumbsup:

03-08-2008, 12:44 PM
beautiful. good job

03-08-2008, 12:59 PM
It's recycled? Really great job!!! How smart of you!

sue in canada
03-08-2008, 01:12 PM
Looks great. You did a wonderful job with the recycling.

03-08-2008, 02:43 PM
It looks beautiful on! Great work!

New Girl
03-08-2008, 04:53 PM
I love it! What pattern is this and what type of yarn did you use?
I think my step-daughter would love this sweater...:yay:

03-08-2008, 05:03 PM
Looks wonderful:thumbsup:

03-08-2008, 05:31 PM
that is very sexy and looks so great on you.

03-08-2008, 06:31 PM
that looks so great!!

03-08-2008, 06:36 PM
I love it! What pattern is this and what type of yarn did you use?
I think my step-daughter would love this sweater...:yay:

Well, the yarn was 100% cotton, dk weight. I have no idea of the brand, because it was an extra-large sweater when I bought it. The pattern came from my own imagination. I had planned to write down everything I did, but I got sidetracked by the actual knitting once I got to the bust shaping. I took lots of measurements and did several swatches, and did lots and lots of math.

The lace itself is just your basic yo, k2tog, repeat; with three rows of stockinette between each lace row. I used three different sizes of needles to make it an a-line shape, rather than increasing/decreasing. I started at the bottom, with size 10 1/2 needles, then switched to size 8s, then to size 5s. The stockinette section was all done with size 5 needles. For the bust shaping, I started with kf&b increases, then some short row decreases, then some k2tog and skp decreases. I knitted the shoulders at the top of the front piece, then used a kitchener stitch to join them to the back. Sorry I can't be much more specific than that; I started with a general idea and tweaked it as I went. I'm already planning the next one...:knitting:

03-09-2008, 06:11 PM
Very nice!

03-11-2008, 09:09 AM
:woot: it looks wonderful!! Great job!

03-11-2008, 07:37 PM
I really love the top!


Gina V
03-11-2008, 09:35 PM
Wow! That is great! My fav colour too!

03-12-2008, 02:10 AM
Great job, especially with recycled material.

03-16-2008, 04:26 PM
Very nice :cheering:

Jan in CA
03-16-2008, 10:34 PM
That's really nice!

03-16-2008, 11:50 PM
Looks like a nice summer top, air conditioned even. :-) Nice fit.

03-17-2008, 10:01 AM
Great job!

03-17-2008, 10:10 AM
Beautiful knitting!!! It looks fabulous on you.

03-17-2008, 03:26 PM
you did really nice job.

03-24-2008, 06:15 PM
Very pretty! Great designing job!

03-26-2008, 01:45 AM
It's lovely! Great fit, and I love the shape of the neckline and width of the straps. They're not to wide, not too skimpy. :thumbsup: