Monday, June 30, 2008
Black Dog Tank
Completed: June 2008
Pattern:Beaded Cami, Black Dog Designs, by Nora
Yarn: Rowan Glace (100% cotton), #817, 4x 125yd/50g; Rowan Glace (100% cotton), #811, remnants
I modified Nora's beautiful design into a tank for my daughter and knit it bottom-up in the round. The bottom section maintains the A-line shape, whereas the top is more fitted. The lace motif is repeated just once and centered for the top section. My daughter wanted to add lavender accents, and amazingly, I happened to have some leftover lavender Glace in my stash, so it worked out perfectly. The purl ridge row was added by first knitting 1 row in lavender and then purling the 2nd row before switching back to blue. The bottom edging was done after the main knitting was completed, and it came about because I messed up. I was so eager to get started that I went right to the directions for the lace and forgot to do the 2 rows of garter stitch that the pattern called for! So I went back and picked up stitches along the bottom edge using the lavender yarn, and then bound off in purl. The armhole and neck edge got a more substantial treatment--picked up stitches, purled 1 row, and then bound off in knit. I kept the bottom edging simpler because I didn't want it to overwhelm the scallops.