razor cami knitalong

Saturday, September 09, 2006

90% done

Hello again!

I figured out the seperating part- it was actually really easy. I did what Kati did (moving the markers so there are more stitches in the back), although I moved the markers five stitches on each side.

I worked and bound off the back stitches first and then worked the three inches in the pattern. I found doing the three inches made the front too tall, so I went back about 1 1/1 inches and bound off there. I worked the straps for 12 inches and I'm going to do the three-needle bind off on the back. I'm going to try on the tank and figure out where I want the straps to be before I connect the straps.

Once that's done I'm going to block it and it'll be completed! *YAY!*

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Hello everyone!

I'm new here to this KAL and I'm SUPER excited to do this project with you all! This is actually my second attempt at the cami, as my first was sized too small.

I'm using Lion Brand Microspun yarn, size 7 needles (24inch circs).

I just finished my second skein of Microspun and am about 4 inches farther than I was in the pictures. Tomorrow I'm going to head to the store to get more yarn.

This project has been easy and very enjoyable so far. I am a little apprehinsive about getting to the point where you seperate the side and add straps... but I'm sure I'll figure it out. If not, that's what you guys are for right? -_^ Hehe.

Well, have a great day everyone!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

RIP razor cami

for a variety of reasons, my razor cami is dead.

RIP razor cami
07.11.2006 - 08.26.2006

i'll still be keeping an eye on this knitalong and adding new peple as time goes on.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


...and my first post to the knit-a-long! Here's mine, I'm 16" in, and need to measure to make sure I don't want it extra long, before I split for front & back. Kati's really inspired me, I loved the color (dunno if ours are the same or not.) I used Sirdar Snuggly DK in #222 - Surf and I absolutely love it! I'm almost through the second ball, so I hope I can get through to the straps without needing more. (Yarnmarket only had 2 left, last I checked!)

Razor Cami - WIP

Anyhoo, hope you guys like it, I'd love to hear comments! Thanks!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

not really progress, but...

i haven't forgotten about my razor cami. i think i'm going to go through my stash and see if there's anything that might work for the very top of this. i'd love to get it off the needles, but don't really want to work on it if i'm just going to have to stop to search for more yarn.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Finished Cami!

I've finally finished my razor!

I cast on 204 stitches, because I am obviously not as tiny as the designer, and it took two and a touch of a third skeins of the snuggly 4ply in color 377.

Splitting for the front and back was the tricky part. I counted until there were exactly half, placed a marker opposing the first marker, and then moved both markers in evenly(about ten stitches on each side) so there were more stitches in the back than in the front. To work the front keeping in pattern, I ended up decreasing once on each edge each pattern row to retain the four edge stitches with the yarnovers. If I make another, I'd probably do double decreases every four rows or so, so the straps could be at the edge of the cami.

But otherwise, I'm really happy with it, and there are some other notes and shots on my blog. :)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

divide for front and back...

for anyone who has gotten to this point...how did you divide the stitches for the front and back? i'm (slowly) approaching that point, and would like to have my plan of attack mapped out.

progress has been made

the lifelines are in place, but have not been used. i'm glad i have them there, though. i tried two different yarns (a laceweight and some worsted cotton) before settling on some embroidery floss i had. it seems to be working out pretty well, even though the first one i put it came undone and lost a few stitches.

i'd estimate that i'm about 45-50% done with the knitting, not counting the sleeves.