Onwards and upwards with my crafting catch up.
Er, still life with tank top, anybody?
Following on from the stripey tank top I made last year for Stashlet, I decided to make another to get him through that tricky winter-into-spring/ spring-into-summer fashion dilemma of wanting to wear a t-shirt but the weather being too crap. Or probably, more a case of me wanting to put him in a t-shirt...
Anyway, this was another make it up as you go along, this time without the shoulder fastenng of the last one, and it worked out pretty well except for sizing. Too big. Poor Stashlet nearly looks like he's got a dress on if he wears it at the moment so this is definitely one for the autumn or possibly even next spring.
By which time it will probably fit fine across the chest but be too short. Sigh. Perhaps I should learn to measure before I knit.
The yarn is Patons 100% Cotton DK which, if I remember rightly, was knitted up on 5mm needles. I started at the front hem and kept going til I reached the back hem, with a bit of dividing for the neck in between. I don't remember there being any major splittages when I was working with it, and it made a nice soft fabric. The only problem is that the shop where I get it from does a very limited range of colours so I shall have to do a bit of gratutious internet shopping before I make anything else with it.
The advantage of working in a shop is that there are quiet periods when there are no customers, and you have straightened up everything that needs straightening up. Small knits like this one are perfect to take to work and they easily go under the counter if a customer comes in and needs some fabic cut, so this top was mostly knitted at work. Here's my retrospective pattern writing if you want a go.