Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Go with the Flow Tank--Finished!



I'm really pleased with this. It needs a final washing and blocking to take care of the scallops that want to flip out, but I really like it. (And now I can stop stressing that Karen will finish before me--even though Laura finished hers many moons ago.)


















Pattern: Go with the Flow Tank, from Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis. The pattern was well-written, and the charts worked well. The additional lengths in the larger sizes are made by adding lace repeats to the bottom. If I was making this again, I would consider doing fewer lace repeats and adding a cable repeat. It's also interesting that the cable insert goes up the back as well as the front. It makes for less mind-numbing knitting, but I think it would look fine without it.

Size: XL, 42"

Yarn: Rowan 4-ply Cotton, shade 132, 6 balls. I enjoyed working with this yarn more than I expected, as it is 100% cotton. I encountered very little splitting as I knit it, and it looks great at this gauge. The suggested yarn in the pattern was Dale Stork, and I believe this makes a great substitute in more adult colors.

Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5mm (US 1), 40" circular

I don't have any comments on the pattern, really, other than the lace issue. I followed the pattern fairly religiously, except for the number of stitches picked up around the neck and armholes, where I winged it. This was an interesting yet fairly easy knit. My seaming has greatly improved, as reflected in the shoulder and side seams, which look really good, if I do say so myself.

Next up in the pre-Labor Day list is the Print O' The Wave Shawl. I'm somehow resisting the Handmaiden Seasilk for the moment, but I expect to begin on the Swallowtail Shawl from the latest IK over the holiday.

14 comments:

LaBean said...

Your tank looks great!!! I wanna check that out in person.. If you say the pattern was easy maybe I can do it too!!

Yarnista said...

Looks wonderful. It is a nice color on you too.

Yarnista said...

Looks wonderful. It is a nice color on you too.

Laura said...

Yay! The second GWTF tank ever finished! (at least that what we can say.)

Looks great--I love that color.

Karen said...

Yay! It's done! It looks awesome!

Nell said...

That is lovely! The patterning really makes it. BTW, were you my Knitty SP6 by any chance? I really should have found this out by now....

Trillian42 said...

So cute! And what a GREAT color on you!!

Dangit, now that I've seen yours and Laura's, I'm going to need to find that book...

bradyphrenia said...

very pretty. great color!

OldLadyPenPal said...

hot tamale! you look lovely and the tank is gorgeous!!

Sarah said...

BEAUTIFUL!

And it looks so nice on you...

Love the red too!

Congrats on a work done well.

Susann said...

Gorgeous! It looks really nice on you.

glittrgirl said...

Lovely top! You really suit it too - the colour looks really good on you :D

turtlegirl76 said...

Beautiful color! It matches your smile =)

Donna said...

It turned out great and looks amazing on you!