9/1/07

Twisted Tank

For my next knit, I selected a project from Hip To Knit by Judith L. Swartz. Her book is a good choice for new knitters, which has basic knitting instructions throughout and a variety of projects from socks to sweaters in several styles. I followed the pattern for the Ribbed Ribbon Tank, and modified it by doing garter stitches, quasi cable and a racer back (let's just say I changed it all around..lol) and I crocheted the straps and racer back part. I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in perry primrose and love the way it works up. I also tried my hands at cables... its hard to see it and its more of a twisted/crooked cable than just a cable...lol. In the end this project was more about tension and I think I was able to work that out.

17 comments:

Yarn It said...

Beautiful! I love it and the color is very pretty on you!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Kewl new tank! I love the color!

Lesalicious said...

SO SO cute I see the cables in the front great job love that color of the yarn. Also again thanks for the loom. I didn't know I wanted the round ones until I went to Walmart yesterday but, I will surely put them all to use still praticing:) Thanks:)

Deneen said...

It is beautiful, modifications look wonderful and awesome color!

Tany said...

It's gorgeous! The color suits you so well!

Sheila said...

Thank You. Since I've gotten that tension problem out of the way. I need to get in some sewing time...lol

PAJNSTL said...

Sheila, you're good! It looks great!

Virtuous said...

Girl I don't even know why you look at patterns! LOL

You definitely have your tension problem solved!! Looks good!

And I so need to learn how to do cables too! That is next! :o)

Valerie said...

That looks beautiful! Look at you knitting up a storm now!!!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the beautiful compliments. My intent after finishing this project was to start sewing... as of 11:38 pm I've been surfing the web for another knitting project and yarn...lol

Adrienne said...

Looks REALLY good girl!!!!

JerseyTjej said...

You are a new knitter and are cranking out stuff like that? I am SO off to order that book! I love the cable twists and especially the back straps!

KimT said...

lovely!

Monique said...

That turned out great! You're just coming along with knitting.

CreoleInDC said...

I wish I could do this. *sigh* Yall sewers and knitters are soooooooooo talented!

del said...

The bomb, again! GREAT job, Sheila...the shaping on that tank is fabulous. Love the color, too.

anna said...

Oh now that is cute! I love the colorway that you chose! :-D