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Saturday, July 26, 2008

It's done!

The drop stitch lace tank is finished, and I love it! I wore it to work and received many a compliment, especially since no one knew I made it! I love knitted items that don't look "homemade". Handmade is very different from homemade.

I made it in the smallest size in the book, which was like, a 28" bust (which I am not!), and on needles one size smaller than recommended for the yarn (Knitpicks Swish worsted, I used size 6 needles). This pattern is super-stretchy, so I would recommend making it smaller than you normally would knit anything for your size. And I also modified it by knitting into the back loop of every stitch in front of and after the yarn overs so that the lace keeps it shape better. Otherwise, the lace looked kind of scrappy.

* Update - At her request, I am reminded I should credit my fabulous photographer, Katie, for taking the shots. The way she captures emotion through the lens, her ability to set the flash to "on" or "off" and the fact that when you tell her to zoom in and get some detail and she knows what the hell you are talking about (no offense hubbie) makes working with this Einstien of the photographic world a great joy each and every time.


Paula said...

The sweater looks great. Way to go.

Nichole D. said...

It's super cute. I love it! Great job!

k-bomb said...

Lookin' good! I tell you something, you are a fabulous knitter:)

But seriously, where are the photo credits?

britten said...

Eeeeh, que cute!

Meredith said...

That tank looks so good, I'm going to try one for myself out of that book! Great work.

k-bomb said...

HA HA HA!! That's RIGHT! Love you!