Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Ribs and Lace

Pattern:Ribs and Lace Tank - IK Spring 07
Yarn: Naturally Caron - Country - 4 skeins
Needles: KnitPicks interchangable US#8 and US#4
Size: small - 33 1/2"
Started: Feb 14th, 2009
Finished: Feb 24th, 2009
I'm happy with how this turned out and it was a pretty fast knit. Just not happy with the photos! You don't wanna know how many clicks of the camera I had to make before I got a few decent ones!
I bought the yarn at Hobby Lobby because I liked the soft feel of it. It's 70% acrylic/30%wool! It was only after I got it home that I realized the pattern was knit in 100% cotton. Still it turned out pretty nice, and I should be able to just throw it in the washer and dryer (according to the ball band!). Don't think I'd use the yarn again though, there's too many nicer ones out there. I didn't actually use all 4 skeins, but had to break in to the fourth one when it said to split the top for shaping and knit both sides at the same time. I might even try to knit a pair of ankel socks with the left over, just to put on when my feet get cold in the summer! (yes I wear socks in the summer indoors cos the a/c makes my 'tootsies' cold!)

a closer shot of the back!

and even closer!


and my little Boo man, getting in on the action!


17 comments:

Kara said...

Super cute! I think the pictures are great.

CelticCastOn said...

Looks great D! Love the colour you chose, only wish I was wearing it :)

Raine ja Manuel said...

yep- it looks lovely! Definitely I am going to knit something similar to myself for the spring/summer ;)

t does wool said...

oh,so beautiful and I love the color!

Esther said...

it looks lovely and summery (sp?), roll on the warm weather!I really like the pattern and the colour is great (BTW do you spell the English or US way? Must have taken a bit of getting used to LOL!) I wish I made things for myself :o)

Sam said...

Wow that's lovely. Beautiful colour on you, and I love it with the khakis.

Charity said...

Denise, it's lovely! Nice work! :o)

amanda said...

Really really lovely Denise! Look like quite an interesting knit too - I bet you didn't get bored knitting it.

skeinsherway said...

Sweet top- lovely work!
Happy knitting-
ali

Journeying Five said...

looks great..you did a great job!

Knitterella said...

Wow - that's so pretty! The color is gorgeous on you too - great job!

PrincessPea said...

Oh, this is lovely! What a cute summer cover-up!

stitching under oaks said...

turned out fantastic! I can't even imagine standing outside for a photo shoot in a sleeveless top, it's way too cold here. The pictures are lovely though...the color and fit are great on you.

Ren said...

what a great tank! it looks amazing on you, too. : )

don't be embarrassed to have cold feet in the summer! i have cold feet ALL the time.

a friend to knit with said...

really really LOVELY denise!!!

a friend to knit with said...

really really LOVELY denise!!

Ann said...

Looks so lovely on you & the color is really gorgeous. Great job!