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(no subject) [Jan. 6th, 2008|12:34 pm]
Raks Knitty

purplecleo
Make a practice or performance long-sleeved wrap around Choli using this pattern.

Or perhaps this one.
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(no subject) [Dec. 17th, 2007|12:18 pm]
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purplecleo
I've been turning my winter knitting creative juices toward full length fingerless gloves and armwarmers. I think we can all agree that these Marquise Gauntlets are very BD appropriate. I'm thinking about adapting them to go over the hand in a possibly more tribal fashion (as they are now they're fabulous for the cabaret!)

I'm making these Annalina gauntlets for my coworkers for the holidays this year. They're meant to be a little blousy but they make a good basis for a more snug fitting full length set of mitts.

Here's what I'd do to make them more dance friendly:
Cast on two to four more stitches in ribbing, tthen when you begin the stockinette portion of the pattern, decrease gradually over a few rows depending upon where the band will sit on the arm (or you could simply secure it with an arm band or invisible tape, double-sided tape).
Rather than decreasing to 50 st, you could decrease to 45. Knit for a few extra inches for additional length (they come to just at the crease of the elbow on me)

I'm going to seam these on my husband's arm so they'll still be blousy for a woman, but snug enough to function as intended. If you were using these for dance you could have a buddy seam them inside out on your own arm.
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Benazir Bellydance Bazaar - Cleveland OH 8/18/07 [Aug. 8th, 2007|02:31 pm]
Raks Knitty

bec76

Come one, come all to the...

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(no subject) [Aug. 2nd, 2007|08:38 pm]
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purplecleo
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So I just bought a 98 yard hank of thick 'n' thin type yarn that I have had my eyes on FOR EVAR. It's destined to be a belt. But, now what? Do I knit a narrow belt and then tie on the fringey bits? Do I attach them only in the front and back or all the way around? Should I make the belt itself out of fabric? How long should the fringies be?

What about something like the dancer is wearing in this video?. (the front/back panel) Do I have enough yarn? I don't have any gigantor needles though:/

Any thoughts and inspirations are much appreciated!
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(no subject) [Apr. 3rd, 2007|09:42 pm]
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purplecleo
Ok, so I have a performance coming up and everyone in my troupe will be adhering to a strict "uniform". The only personal touches we can ad are jewelry and head-gear. I have long hair that I can never think of anything to do with so I plan on leaving it down but I would really like to make a cool headband that I could clip fake flowers onto or perhaps sew on some beaded disks.

I made myself a headband using this pattern and a dk weight yarn. I like it but it curled horribly. My stash options are pretty much limited to acrylic or some cheap cotton so I don't have a whole lot of blocking options. Barring all else I will double the stitches in the Oeillet pattern (from 9 to 18) and "make it work", unless you have any other suggestions of patterns or ideas for me?
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Keep Warm! [Feb. 2nd, 2007|04:50 pm]
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analae
My first official post to this community - I'm loving it, by the way!

The new Magknits is up, and one pattern in particular looks like a lot of fun - how about wearing this over a sportsbra to practice in the winter? I might skip the hood though. Maybe.

Very Cropped Top Hoodie

Quick knit in a huge gauge, and yet still fitted - I might be able to squeeze this one in before the warmer weather comes around.
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New member, and picture [Feb. 2nd, 2007|09:16 am]
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misspotsitt
Hi,

I just found out this community exists, I'm really quite pleased as I love knitting and crochet and regularly try to incorporate it into BD.

Anyway my latest project, I've just finished making this doll ofr another dancer to give to a further dancer for a birthday present:

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She's based on the sally scarecrow dolls, but I added shaping. Her Bedlah is crocheted and I made the skirt from chiffon.
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(no subject) [Jan. 16th, 2007|10:22 am]
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purplecleo
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A free practice choli pattern from KnitPicks click the "download free pattern button" at the bottom to get it.
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(no subject) [Jan. 8th, 2007|06:48 pm]
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purplecleo
I know there are a lot of fitted shrug patterns out there but I haven't been able to find one that is as narrow across the back and as tight fitting in the arms as the shrug in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyN9obGbgBs.

Any suggestions?
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(no subject) [Jan. 7th, 2007|11:01 am]
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fallenrose
Hello all! I am excited about this community, as I am very into both knitting and raks sharki. In the spirit of ideas for knitting costume pieces:
I think Perdita could be a beautiful addition to a costume, especially if you can add some small bells - then you could even use it on ankles!
Also, where I am there are a number of people interested in raks gothique (gothic-style belly dance) and others who have borrowed some of its off-shoots. So I was looking at Calorimetry and thinking it might make a nice base for hair falls.
Anyway nice to see a community on two things I love so much!
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