Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-18-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
Arielluria
Instepping Out
 
Arielluria's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 2,972
Thanks: 490
Thanked 414 Times in 309 Posts
How About a Summer Top KAL?
I changed my mind, I'm now doing this one.....from pg 5




I saw this, and thought it would be a quick knit and fun to have for the summer.........of course my temps in S. TX are already around 80, so I'm a little late, but for most of you it might be just in time. :D

It's the Latoya from Berroco (free pattern)


http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/latoya/latoya.pdf

I'm not sure I LOVE this one. I like the detail at upper left chest but the uneven wonky hem looks like a knitting mistake!

I'd consider others, if you know of any. I personally want thick straps so bra straps don't show through.
__________________
A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal (Proverbs 12:10)
Adopt a pet PETFINDER.COM

Free patternns on My blog or on Ravelry:

Last edited by Arielluria : 06-14-2007 at 08:47 PM. Reason: Changed pattern
Arielluria is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 05-18-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
lissalue
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,443
Thanks: 82
Thanked 105 Times in 98 Posts
i will join too! although, i am with you on the uneven hem thing. i don't mind the detail at the top being off center, i think it looks pretty, but stuff that looks off like that bothers me. i will look around and see what i can find.
__________________


lissalue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2007, 11:46 AM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
You could always adapt the lower part and knit it straight.
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 04:44 AM   #4
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,473
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,893 Times in 3,014 Posts
I actually like the asymmetrical hemline...and I don't usually like the uneven style of knitting that VOGUE is plastering all over the place.

I think the asymmetrical hemline takes the eye away from the details on the 'chest' enough to make the whole thing look rather balanced.
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2007, 09:00 AM   #5
lissalue
Instepping Out
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,443
Thanks: 82
Thanked 105 Times in 98 Posts
The more I have looked at it, the more it has grown on me, but it doesn't come big enough for me. Isn't that how it usually happens?
__________________


lissalue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 11:03 AM   #6
Lyndalm
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Lyndalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bristol County Massachusetts
Posts: 109
Thanks: 25
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
I actually have started this, and have finished the back. I'm now working on the front. The asymetrical detailing at the bottom took a few reads to understand, but I think I've got it. I'm about 3 inches up on the front. So, *let's get knitting people!!!*
__________________
Lyndalm
1992-2006 Homer
http://needlablenotable.blogspot.com/
Lyndalm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 11:28 AM   #7
Carla1019
Knitting the Flap
 
Carla1019's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 448
Thanks: 30
Thanked 25 Times in 19 Posts
http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/kms-tankTop.html


I don't want to step on any toes, but here is the summer I just started on. If anyone want to do that one?
__________________
I am "carla1019" At Raverly.
Carla1019 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 11:59 AM   #8
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,451 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
Originally Posted by lissalue View Post
The more I have looked at it, the more it has grown on me, but it doesn't come big enough for me. Isn't that how it usually happens?
There's a couple ways to make it larger -- one is to knit the largest size on larger needles.

The other way is to look at the pattern and figure how the sizes run. The difference in stitches between sizes is 8-10, the exact number has to work with the rib and cable stitch pattern. So to go up 1 size from the largest, CO 115, work the first row as - Knit 35, pm, work R 1 of rib pat over 45 sts, knit to end. The rib pattern is centered in the back. Then follow the pattern all the way up including the shaping nstructions. Keep 8 or 10 sts for the straps and BO the rest of them along the neckline. Do the same for the front, adjusting the number of stitches along the side panels for a larger size.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to suzeeq For This Useful Post:
lissalue (05-21-2007)
Old 05-20-2007, 04:07 PM   #9
Lyndalm
1st Leg of the Journey
 
Lyndalm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bristol County Massachusetts
Posts: 109
Thanks: 25
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Carla, that's a pretty one! How far are you?
__________________
Lyndalm
1992-2006 Homer
http://needlablenotable.blogspot.com/
Lyndalm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2007, 06:28 PM   #10
kristinw
Turning the Heel
 
kristinw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 874
Thanks: 2
Thanked 110 Times in 103 Posts
It isn't a free pattern, but I'm going to start ChicKami soon. The pattern comes with several variations - skinny or wide straps, shaping or no shaping. And I love that it is knit in the round.
__________________
Kristin
Mom to Nicholas - Born 5/16/06

My knitting blog: The Knit of It

I'm kristin on
kristinw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What a summer! Nikki General Knitting 1 10-16-2007 02:16 PM
FO - summer hat bellium What'cha Knittin'? 12 08-08-2007 01:33 PM
FO: Summer Top cecile77 What'cha Knittin'? 26 07-26-2007 09:49 AM
something for a man for summer joe_doufu Pattern Central 5 03-06-2007 04:43 PM
Summer sun hat candicane General Knitting 3 10-27-2006 08:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:19 PM.