7/19/08

Perfect Yarn...mmmm I wonder

Have you had the occasion to come across the perfect yarn (at least you think it’s the perfect yarn) and have grandiose ideas of what it could become? Well, I felt that way about Trendsetters Brighton Yarn in Blush Rose. The yarn is a ribbon yarn, which is a small hank yielding 115 yards. It’s made up of 30% Cotton/28% Polyamid/24%Viscose/18% Nylon. I like the way the different fibers change at random lengths adding interest. Especially of interest is the way it changes from a flat matte to shiny which gives the project visual and textural pop. I’d stopped at my LYS some time ago initially looking for cotton/elastic yarn and spotted the sales associate working up a gorgeous yarn. I inquired about it and thereafter purchased a few skeins and did an ecstatic post about it in May and just finished it...lol.
I settled on a Lace & Garter Shell from
Knit ‘N Style / June 2008 Issue. My all intended purpose was to follow the pattern to the T, but got caught up in the lovely random striping & textures and opted to continue the pattern in stockinette stitch. I followed the pattern guideline for sizing, which was a medium (Bust 39-1/2”), but I should have gone with the small. The garment has a lot of positive ease, which is causing the shell to drape too much and making the garment unflattering. Also, I wondered what would have been if I'd gone with the lace, would it have had gaping holes for the lace…mmmm. Oh Well, as Tim Gunn like to say… “make it work, so I accessorized it with a belt and feel a little bit better about this project, being that it took 2 months to complete.

Pattern: Lace & Garter Tank (Modified) Source:
Knit ‘N Style June 2008 Issues
Fibers: Trendsetters Brighton Yarn in Rose Blush
Yardage: 7 skeins (805 yards)
Needles: US 7 Knit Picks Harmony Needles
Start Date: May 9, 2008 / Finish Date: July 13, 2008

21 comments:

Pajnstl said...

very pretty :)

Adrienne said...

cute tank!

toy said...

you look great in your new tank

Mimi said...

Lovely tank! I like your accessories too.

jae said...

wow that came out perfectly i'd say. great choice for summer knitting.

Andrea said...

From the picture it looks cute, and I like the belt. It adds a nice touch.

Virtuous said...

Yep!! You made it work gurl!
I like the belt with it as an accent!

I am working on a tank top right now and I can understand what you mean about the perfect fit. I hate bottom up patterns!

The yarn and color look great! Keep working it! Great summer article for your wardrobe :o)

Sheila said...

Thank You. Now I can move on to trying my hands at dyeing some yarn...lol.

Lucy said...

Very nice! and I love the color

Faye Lewis said...

I don't know much about knitting or crocheting but I do know that is a really cool looking top. GREAT WORK!

Mary Sarah said...

Love it! The yarn looks so cool and it looks great on you!

Lashell said...

Beautiful tank. Just perfect for this NY heatwave.

Lesalicious said...

It looks nice on you love the color.:)

Knitaholictoo said...

Chin up and give us a smile, it's gorgeous!

Robin said...

I think it's cute! But positive ease has never been my friend, especially in tank tops. I found this out the hard way!

Rich said...

very nice top - you made that? - wow!

del said...

Pretty! The color is great & the belt really jazzes it up.

Susan said...

That came out great. I'm a fan of the added belt, too!

Angelia said...

So pretty!

gold said...

Very cute!

Tany said...

It's beautiful, Sheila! It looks terrific on you!