Friday, June 13, 2008


Yup, you guessed it, I finished my Shapely Tank.  Finally.  That also means I finished my class, with an A, so excited.  Do still have to take a board exam before I can get a job with what I learned from the class, so, it's not all done, but, I'm taking what's left of this week to just chill, relax, reconnect with the hubby who was feeling a bit left out.  Oh, yeah, you want a picture, don't you?
Shapely Tank, is actually written for a sport-ish weight yarn, and, as I'm kinda petite, even a sport weight yarn makes me look even tinier.  So, I found this awesome lace weight rayon yarn, and after some tinkering with the pattern to adjust for the different yarn sizes, I cast on.  Some difference, I had to cast on 128 for the smallest size, and wrap multiples of 13 for the short rows. For the waist shaping, I decreased 7 times every 6th row, and increased 7 times every 9 rows.  I'm a DD cup, but I also like negative ease, so I placed the bust short rows for only a D cup.  This makes the fit taught but not pulling.  I think next time I knit this pattern, I'll do a C and a half short row.  I also figure, next time I do this pattern, I'll do it in the round instead of flat.  I hate seaming, and it was even worse with this boucle, ended up overcasting instead of mattress stitching.

I've also begun the arch increases on the Martinique socks.  No new pictures.


Mommabear said...

Wow beautiful job as usual! Im so envious of you knitting. Keep up the Asume work! marion

dorothy in wyoming said...

It looks well worth the effort you put into it.