Monday, May 14, 2007

W Tank

So, I finished the W tank Sunday. Interesting story, I was knitting Sunday outside of Starbucks, and a woman who had sat down at the next table started asking me about my knitting. She was from Norway where knitting is common. I told her that knitting was popular here, but not so prevalent that I would say common, but certainly it has seen an upsurge in the last few years.

W tank - straps
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.


Anyhoo - despite knowing better, I did not pick up two for every three stitches along the bottom for the garter stitch hem. (I also discovered, I am not so good at doing garter stitch in the round.) So, I ended up with what I am calling a design feature of a flared bottom.

W tank - straps
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.


While the medium fits great width wise, I found the straps were a bit shorter than I wanted - they would have fit, but the V would have been quite high. More than likely, this is because I used a smaller needle so that I could get a tighter fabric (no cami required). So, I added ten rows of garter to each strap.

W tank - straps
Originally uploaded by RandomRanter.


Details:
Pattern: Knitty's W Tank
Yarn: Brooks Farm Solano
Needles; Denise Interchangeables, size 6

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