Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Lotus Blossom Tank

Finally, an actual knitting FO. This has been finished for about a month now and I just forgot all about it. Partially, because it's a bit unflattering.

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It's the Lotus Blossom tank for Interweave Knits. I wanted a nice summery tank with some lace. I dug around in my stash and found a bag of Classic Elite BamBoo yarn. I gauged and started knitting away. It was pretty obvious to me that this was going to fit very loosely, so I went ahead and cast on for the XS size.

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The lace was fun- I loved how it was very geometric and boxy. Kind of unusual for lace. I was thinking of doing a 5th repeat- i wanted it to be long-ish and I like the way odd numbers of repeats look. At the end of the 4th repeat, I got lazy though. I did an extra inch of st stitch for length, and then decreased 10 stitches under the bustline to give it more shape.

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The yarn is very heavy and drapey, and if I stand slouchy, i totally look preggers. I'm not. Also, even under the most insistent of pushup bras, it makes my boobs look like a shapeless sad mound of blah. I love my boobs, and consider them a pretty decent asset. I wish for them to not look like this. They actually look like they are struggling to stay upright, the weight of this top is dragging them down.

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Still, I like it. It's comfy and swishy and it's rad to wear something that you made yourself.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice top Sarah. I can't believe you're from Biddeford,it's heaven on the New England coast.