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I'd like to make DD a tank top or cap sleeved summer top in a cotton yarn (BTW there will be pink involved <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> )<br><br>
It occured to me that this might be the time to try a simple lace pattern so I tried searching... and didn't find a thing. I found a few basic tank tops online but almost all of them are for smaller sizes, I should make my DD a size 6 or 7 I think.<br><br>
Does anyone know of a free or paid pattern that would look pretty in pink cotton that would give me a taste of lacework but not overwhelm me?<br><br>
FIY these are some of the ones I came across:<br><a href="http://theknittinggarden.com/gallery/aug-free-4.htm" target="_blank">http://theknittinggarden.com/gallery/aug-free-4.htm</a><br><a href="http://thekingspottery.com/boogie_kidlet.htm" target="_blank">http://thekingspottery.com/boogie_kidlet.htm</a><br><a href="http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/missiontank.html" target="_blank">http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/missiontank.html</a>
 

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If I were doing this (and I just might be, in size 3 or 4t, for a friend's daughter, but it will be purple!), I'd use a very simple stockinette pattern and "insert" the lacey/openwork pattern myself. Probably a simple eyelet/yarnover typet thing. You can easily find openwork patterns that you could work into the overall pattern. Just keep it simple - some of the more complicated ones can bunch up the fabric, I've noticed this when working them into dishcloth designs. That said.....<br><br>
Try knittingpatterncentral.com for dishcloth patterns, and you'll see alllllll kinds of great lacework/openwork you could adapt into a simple stockinette pattern.
 

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<a href="http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTeasybreezy.html" target="_blank">http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer03/PATTeasybreezy.html</a><br><a href="http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/exotictank.html" target="_blank">http://www.kerriesplace.co.uk/exotictank.html</a><br><a href="http://www.berroco.com/184/184_madeline.html" target="_blank">http://www.berroco.com/184/184_madeline.html</a><br><a href="http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/colourtank.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.magknits.com/warm04/patterns/colourtank.pdf</a><br><a href="http://www.zibibboisgood.com/more/patt_10minutetank.html" target="_blank">http://www.zibibboisgood.com/more/pa...inutetank.html</a>
 
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