i told ya! i've been knitting :)
with summer almost here.. (a girl can dream) i thought a nice summer top was in order. i fell in love with make up your mind by knittedblissJC. you can find the pattern and her info here or if you don't have a ravelry account yet (and really you should) the info is also found here. so without further ado... look!!
i love how there are so many variations of stitch patterns that are worked up in this beauty. i have to say, i learned a bit on this project too! i've never made a racerback top before, let alone knit one! so i have to say, i'm pretty pleased.
see? look at the detail! i had never done the hindu pillar stitch before. i love the effect! ... it's in the fourth band from the bottom.... neat, hey? the hindu pillar stitch is actually a process where you purl 3 together, then knit the same 3 sts together, then purl the same 3 sts together before letting it off the needle.. thereby not decreasing any sts. though it must be said.. this stitch slows the process down a fair bit.. but that's ok. the whole tank isn't done in it, so it's fine.
and now for the yarn.
this is a first for me, knitting in cotton like this. (i know, crazy isn't it?) but i love it! i really do! it was so nice to work with. and very gentle on my hands. i like winding my own skeins by hand because that way i can inspect the yarn before i actually knit with it.. and i know what to expect...
this little project took me 2 skeins to make up. and it was surprisingly quick! the different stitch patterns made the whole tank top come together rather quickly.
what are you working on for the summer? tops? cardi's? skirts? leave me a comment and we'll talk summer wardrobe!