I started this simple little tank back in June when my boys were in swimming lessons and I was keeping myself busy while I waited in the heat. Then I worked on it here and there on car trips and doctor's waiting rooms. After my dr.'s appointment on Tuesday I decided the nurses probably think I get nothing accomplished, so finished it up quickly. Tada! Another knitted FO for 2010.
This pattern is called Sugar Tank, and is a free download from Ravelry.com. I knit it with Queensland Collection Sugar Rush yarn, made from sugar cane. Interesting, right?
This was NOT on my list of must-make items. I actually went in to my local yarn store for some lace weight non-scratchy yarn in white to make a summer cover-up with. The sales lady said, "Oh, look at this lovely new yarn made from sugar cane viscose. The drape is really great, and would look wonderful in the pattern you brought." Never mind the fact that I wanted lace weight and it is sport weight. So I let myself be talked into buying something other then what I went there to get, and the wrap I knit it into wasn't very lacy at all. Or I guess I should write half a wrap because it never was finished. This is partly why I'm only on my second knitted project for the year and it's already August.
I actually do really like this lacy tank top, and who can't use more white tops in their wardrobe? This was my first time making I-cords (used for the straps). How easy! What was I so intimidated about?! The only changes I made were to use size 4 needles for the lace portion and size 3's for the top. Also, I knitted 12 inches total for the lace portion and 6 inches for the top.
Here's a few close-ups so you can see the lace pattern:
I'm about to cut out the dress portion of a suit I've had planned for years. It's a very involved project so I probably won't have much to report on in the next few weeks.