Monday, October 26, 2009

Witchy Tube Top


This witchy-striped tube top is easy to knit: no seaming, grafting, or blocking. It’s great for Halloween, and it can be made in other holiday, piratey, or school colors. The tube top was designed to go with my pattern, Witch Warmers, which includes striped armwarmers, legwarmers, and a neckwarmer.

Materials
US 4/3.5 mm circular needle with 30” - 40” / 76.5-102cm cable
yarn needle
54" / 138cm narrow 1/8" or 3mm satin ribbon

Yarn
approx. 400 yds / 370 meters sportweight wool or wool-blend. The pictures show Wool-Ease Sportweight, which has been discontinued. Plymouth Encore DK is a fine substitute.

Gauge
20 st x 16 rows = 2.5" x 2.5" / 6.5cm x 6.5cm (flat swatch) in K1P1 rib

Difficulty: easy

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For knitting tips that will help with this pattern, see:
Preventing Uneven Ribs
Big Magic Loop
Swatch Wars
Cast-Ons: Keeping Count
Black Attack: Working with Dark Yarn
Adding a Color in the Round
Preventing Ladders
Quick and Dirty Striping
Exquisite Striping
Closing the Bind-Off Gap

Shown with Witch Warmers.
Recommended Needles for This Pattern
Addi Turbo Circular 40-inch (100cm) Knitting Needle; Size US 04 (3.50 mm)
I love Addi Turbos! The needles are smooth and fast--a pleasure to work with. The cables are attached without any little bumps and they are very flexible, making the Magic Loop technique much easier. I use Addi Turbo circulars for everything--I have a set in every size from 0 through 15. If you use Magic Loop a lot, it's worth the money to get a long cable (at least 36").

2 comments:

  1. I love the purple & black over the black top ...

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  2. Thank you! Tube tops work in more ways than I imagined. It also makes a pretty good miniskirt. lol

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