the camisole tube. again.

you may remember that i knitted the camisole tube in about 5 days in cottontots and frogged it because it was WAY too big.

then i reknitted it in size XS to make up for the gauge disparity between the cottontots and the recommended yarn (some viscose blend), but took pictures before i knit the ribbing on the bottom.

here's the picture of the ribbing on the bottom:

camisole tube too small!

when trying it on, i realized that knitting the ribbing around the waistband on size 3 needles (as i did the top ribbing) was folly in 100% cotton (read: entirely nonelastic) when it's supposed to fit around my hips, which are precisely the same in diameter as my bust, and the bust was snug with short rows. in other words, it didn't fit.

so i frogged the ribbing and reknit it on size 6 needles so that it would fit. i didn't get any pictures i really liked of it on (some are unforgiving of my middle chub) but i was sick of trying to get pictures and running late to meet pei lo mein last night so here they are.

camisole tube FO camisole tube FO camisole tube FO back
(for those of you new to this, click for big)

FO Report:

  • pattern: glampyre's tubular camisole
  • yarn: bernat's cottontots in lovely lilac, about 2.5 skeins
  • needles: addi natura 40" in sizes 3 (top ribbing), 6 (bottom ribbing), and 7 (center). and the yellow crochet hook i had hanging around that i've since lost and have no idea what size it is.
  • started: this version, in the wee sma's of 4/23/06
  • finished: 4/24/06, then frogged the ribbing on 4/27/06 and refinished on 4/29/06
  • mods: wrong yarn, wrong fiber caused me to use the pattern but go with wacky calculations and different needle uses, double crochet chain for straps.
  • notes: Love. It. i wore it last night i'll wear it again. it needs some washing/blocking what with all of the mishandling of the yarn and all, but it will appear frequently this summer, i am sure.


Chris Cope Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:18:00 pm  

Same comments I always make:

Rack: yay.

Apartment: tiny.

You appear to live in the studio of my college radio station. To your left should be the shelves and shelves of LPs. Play "Rock and Roll Hoochie Coo" for me!

inseattle Sunday, April 30, 2006 9:40:00 pm  

it looks even hotter in real life!

Laura Sunday, April 30, 2006 10:15:00 pm  

Cotton tots is my all-time fave yarn. Great job.

Monstee Monday, May 01, 2006 3:53:00 am  

Well kido, sorry it no fit. It look really good though. Me like everything you knit. Probably because everything you knit have really big boobs!

Me would comment more, but me need to get me tongue off floor and concentrate on baseball or something while me paste cave wall with me new posters me just printed out.

Rob Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:29:00 am  

"click for big..."
that's a joke, right?

either way, happy to click. as chris would say: Yay.

Cathi Thursday, May 11, 2006 2:34:00 pm  

Soooo cute- I am attracted to the pattern, but the bobbles put me off due to the whole pig teat resemblance. But it doesn't look like that at all on yours- sigh, I guess that is what life would be like if I had real boobies.

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