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Would you like to share a project that you have made from our yarns or our patterns?   Hundreds of thousands of people who care about your favorite craft will see your work.  Any submissions, particularly original ones are welcome, as long as the project was made from Lion Brand Yarn. 

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This is me in my bikini (Ignore the non-tanned...

This is me in my bikini (Ignore the non-tanned skin.) I just recently lost weight (52 lbs) and have been toning up and wanted to show off my results. I also can never find a bathing suit in the stores that fit correctly. So I decided to make one. This pattern is an original. It took about two nights to do, and amazingly enough, I only had to rip out the stitches once. The most challanging part was getting the bottoms to fit just the way I wanted. I think I tried them on about 15 times before I got everthing right. The top was easy and only took a couple of hours to complete. One hint when crocheting a bathing suit: Do not use cotton, use synthetic materials that do not have stretch. I used Lion Brand GlitterSpun made of 60% Acrylic, 23% Cupro (Cupro yarn is a raw material composed of very fine and very short cotton filaments.) I got lucky, because I knew nothing about this yarn, but thought it would look nice as a bikini. Apparently, Cupro, because its natural, allows the skin to breathe and is harmless. There is no static electricity charge and the yarn has a silky appearance and feel. It is also resistant, washable and can be ironed. The yarn also includes 13% Polyester.

I think it turned out nicely, and it fits where it needs to. I hope you like it.


Kim O


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