Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Prosperous Plum Tank Finished

I actually finished this a little while ago.


Yarn: Rowan Handknit DK in Sugar, 5 balls
Pattern: By Joanna at knitpicking, available here
Started: Early August
Verdict: Love it! This one was a project that I wasn't super excited about when I started it, but it ended up being one of my favorite knits. I love the picot edging and learned how to use a provisional cast on. It fits really nicely, not too big or too small, and the back came out nicer than I thought, too. I was nervous about it because it was my first project dealing with negative ease. I wasn't using the specified yarn, which yielded 4" of negative ease, but I trusted Joanna's advice and gave myself more negative ease, 6" worth, since I wasn't using a stretchy yarn.



Unfortunately, it's getting chilly now here in the mid-Atlantic (which I am actually enjoying, autumn is my favorite time of year), so unless we get another warm day, this one might have to sit in the closet until spring time. Thanks Joanna for the free pattern, it was really well written and easy to follow.

In other knit news, I've added some items to my stash.

Elann Devon in Claret - no project in mind.


Cascade Indulgence in Rose - intended for the Embellished V Neck from Fall VK.

7 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it.

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  2. The tank is beautiful. You'll have to wear it under something just to show it off. I have th pattern and what I hope is enough Cotton Fleece to make it. It may just jump up on my to do list. Enjoy the cool weather- I miss the mid atlantic this time of year!

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  3. super cute!! I'll definitely be checking it out!

    mmm, and that yarn looks yummy..

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  4. Beautiful tank! I love the detail on the back.

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  5. Wow, your tank came out great. I have that pattern, but like it more now that I've seen your version :)

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  6. lovely, lovely tank! i haven't seen one yet, and it's so darling.

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  7. Your PP is just beautiful! I have to say, I love your fabrics for the needle cases, as well...I"ve never seen a fold-up case for circulars before!

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