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Jun 7, 2011 17:09:27   #
gwr24
 
I am finishing a tank top with directions that state "With a crochet hook and RS facing work single crochet around the armholes and neck edge." I do not crochet and can only find videos on how to make a single crochet stitch from a line of crochet stitches. Do I just pick up a stitch similiar to how I would pick up stitches and put on a knitting needle to make a neckline? What might be the purpose of doing a single crochet stitch on this garment? Here is the link to the pattern.
http://janelleknit.blogspot.com/2009/04/lacy-summer-tank.html
Thank you.
 
Jun 7, 2011 17:50:21   #
LCGIRL
 
gwr24 wrote:
I am finishing a tank top with directions that state "With a crochet hook and RS facing work single crochet around the armholes and neck edge." I do not crochet and can only find videos on how to make a single crochet stitch from a line of crochet stitches. Do I just pick up a stitch similiar to how I would pick up stitches and put on a knitting needle to make a neckline? What might be the purpose of doing a single crochet stitch on this garment? Here is the link to the pattern.
http://janelleknit.blogspot.com/2009/04/lacy-summer-tank.html
Thank you.
I am finishing a tank top with directions that sta... (show quote)


Yes you would do it as if you were picking up stitches to put on your knitting needle to work. I would think the purpose is so that the armholes has a stronger form and won't stretch.

Linda
Jun 7, 2011 20:00:16   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
The 1 or 2 rows of crochet makes a nice easy finish that keeps the armhole from rolling and or streching. But if you don't want to do the crochet, an easy edge, which isn't heavy like a ribbed band is this. From right side with a circular needle, pick up and knit around the armhole. Knit 2 or 3 rounds and bind off. The knit edge will natually roll towards the right side, making a finished, neat looking edge.






gwr24 wrote:
I am finishing a tank top with directions that state "With a crochet hook and RS facing work single crochet around the armholes and neck edge." I do not crochet and can only find videos on how to make a single crochet stitch from a line of crochet stitches. Do I just pick up a stitch similiar to how I would pick up stitches and put on a knitting needle to make a neckline? What might be the purpose of doing a single crochet stitch on this garment? Here is the link to the pattern.
http://janelleknit.blogspot.com/2009/04/lacy-summer-tank.html
Thank you.
I am finishing a tank top with directions that sta... (show quote)
Jun 8, 2011 07:32:12   #
muppet
 
I like to see a crochet edge on that type of top, here is an easy to work link.
Try to persevere, it will look good in the end.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nU_0jS0_IdQ&feature=related
Jun 8, 2011 08:52:56   #
Sewbizgirl
 
She's put crochet around the armholes to stop them from curling under, but I can tell you from experience, this won't work. The straps are stockinette, which curls, and the crochet will curl right along with it. Only some sort of facing will make that edge lie flat.
Jun 8, 2011 15:26:09   #
Linda6885 (a regular here)
 
The edging I suggested in the post above, is very easy, looks professional and is smooth. It curls in the opposite direction making the armhole edge or neckline (as I used in the sleevless top) lie flat. This is one way you use stocking knit's tendancy to curl to your own advantage.
You can see an example of this edging on http://staw.com
Bamboozle cabled sleevless top.




Sewbizgirl wrote:
She's put crochet around the armholes to stop them from curling under, but I can tell you from experience, this won't work. The straps are stockinette, which curls, and the crochet will curl right along with it. Only some sort of facing will make that edge lie flat.
 
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