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July 24, 2003

ChicKami Details

Wow, having this page linked on ChicKnits can really generate some traffic!

I keep getting the same question about my ChicKami (both here and in real life), and it is basically the question that Sharlene asked in my comments. She said: "Shannon, Did you change the pattern in any way? I love how the neckline looks on your Kami--it looks higher than other versions I've seen."

Nope, I stuck to the pattern stitch for stitch. Much to my glee (and much to the surprise of the KnitSmiths), I got the gauge on the first try with the Cotton Glace, so I was even able to use the needle sizes called for in the pattern.

I think that the front of my tank is higher than most is because of the length of the straps. I'm not small-chested, but -- and I hope this makes sense -- I'm short in the chest area. Bonne Marie's straps were 6.75 inches, but knowing that this would make the whole thing droop on me, I made mine exactly 6 inches. I don't know if this will work for everybody, but it's worth a try!

Posted by shannon at July 24, 2003 12:09 PM | For related posts: ChicKami

Comments

Cool! Thanks for the info. I'm hoping to start a Kami in a few and I really liked the way your neckline looked much better. I never thought about being "short-chested!" Perhaps the same is true of me, LOL!

Posted by: Sharlene at July 25, 2003 10:01 PM