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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Not Scarlet, FO

My lovely nieces are modeling for me. On the left Christine is modeling the $4 Tommy Bahama silk dress I got at the thrift store. On the right is Jennifer modeling the sleeveless tank.





Pattern: Scarlet Woman Sleeveless Tank, by pieknits
Yarn: Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK, 5 balls for the XS small
Mods: just an unintentional boo boo in following the rib pattern. I did all left twists up the 6 stitches.

The pattern doesn't show up much in the photo on the black. It was a fun, fast knit, and both my sister and niece who tried it on said the yarn felt very good. Since it was cotton, I didn't block the pieces before sewing up the shoulder an side seams, but steamed it a bit before crocheting the neck and armhole edge. I quite happy with the size of the armholes and neck. I think it can be made longer for a taller person.

10 comments:

Opal said...

That tank top turned out great!

Rachel said...

Really nice job on the tank, and you have lovely nieces!

nova said...

Oh, I like that tank. I am looking for a good pattern for some dk weight cotton...

blogless michelle said...

the finished tank looks great. what a fantastic auntie you are to your nieces. i suspect i would enjoy making and wearing such a garment, but imagining the stripes bending and stretching is enough to make me leave the yarn alone for now.

KnitYoga said...

The sleeveless tank looks fabulous! Such a great fit, too!

Beverly said...

Cute nieces. Your tank top is perfect spring/summer knitting. Quick and cute!

weebug said...

that is one great tank...i've bookmarked it to order the pattern later!

beadlizard said...

Oh, very nice in black -- I think even my shy dd might wear that tank because it preserves modesty so well. The nieces look wonderful. Is that your house? --syl

Jennifer said...

I love the two outfits. The tank is gorgeous and timeless. Both nieces look thrilled.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

The tank is absolutely wonderful! It is a perfect fit. :o)
Wow, $4 for the dress...good find!