Sunday, April 29, 2007

Shell Tank

Done! I am very pleased; it fits perfectly. I owe that fit to Anna, whose own shell tank (posted here last August, I think) was my inspiration, and who very kindly told me exactly how she sized hers down. Thank you Anna! The principal mods were lengthening it by two inches, and sizing it down to a 34. Size aside I loved this pattern; it is so beautifully thought-out, and the finishing details are so elegant. I used addi turbos in 8 and 6, and four balls of Rowan Calmer in Drift.

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At 4:51 PM, Blogger sturdygirl said...

very pretty! I like the fitted styling better than the trapeze shape from the book.

 
At 5:28 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Thanks sturdygirl--I agree. I knew I wouldn't wear it cropped and flared at the bottom, but I loved the cables and neckline.

 
At 8:17 AM, Blogger knitaly said...

I just finished my shell tank, and I am really pleased! But I was misled by a big error in this pattern, regarding right front shaping.
Anyway...all well that ends well!

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger rockbridge said...

Your tank is gorgeous and the fit is perfect! Kinda makes me want to make one...

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Thanks rockbridge--I really loved the construction of this tank. That Gaughan--such a designer!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Lovely! You did a great job resizing and fitting it.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger Desiknitter said...

It's absolutely stunning. I also like it more fitted than the roomy original size. I would actually like to adapt this to a vest, rather than a top, but am concerned about the edge pointing straight to my crotch!

ah, So many projects, so little time....

 
At 6:34 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Thanks so much. Yeah, centering that cable panel could have an unfortunate arrow-like effect.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger theresa said...

Wow, I love it - that's how I'd want to wear it - very flattering! This would even look great modified with sleeves for all seasons wear. Now i need to knit one! Thanks for the inspiration.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Heather said...

Thank you Theresa--I get *all* my inspiration from others' pictures on the net, so I'm delighted to give some back to the pot!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger PassionKNITly said...

That looks beautiful!
I'm very inspired now! I've wanted to use calmer for something for a while now. And have wanted to knit a tank top. I wonder why I didn't think of putting these two together!

 
At 2:19 PM, Blogger Terri Lynn said...

YOu shell tank looks very nice on you, a perfect fit! The color will be nice for summer.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger KnitMEG said...

i'm a huge fan!

 

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