Sunday, June 11, 2006

And here is the Kidlet Tank

Marie is sporting her new Kidlet Tank, finished last night. It's a little large, but since she's growing, that's OK. The straps crack me up because they're so short!

Pattern: Kidlet Tank

Yarn: TLC Cotton Plus in Thistle

Needles: US 7 16" circular

Gauge: 5 spi

Mods: CO 100 sts. Since Marie wears size 18 mths, I stopped knitting when CO to armhole measured 7 inches. When shaping, I decreased to 34 sts to keep in proportion with the number of CO sts and to have a multiple of 4 plus 2 extra for the 2x2 ribbing.

I really like the simplicity of this pattern. It made for a nice quick knit. The TLC Cotton Plus is very soft, and I am considering using it for myself before the summer is out! The Thistle colorway is variegated: it's a chained yarn where the plies are variegated, always with white throughout. Note: You can get solid colors as well.

On Lotus Blossom Tank, I'm into the 3rd lace repeat. I really think I'll be doing 5 total rather than 4, as my size indicates. It just seems more desirable to have a longer, flowing lace that covers my waist and grazes the hips rather than a cropped top.

3 comments:

Whimsical Knitting said...

I love your kidlet tank..Marie is ADORABLE!! I finished my granddaughter's kidlet today..using the same type of yarn..it is surprisingly soft, isn't it?!

Nimmie said...

How cute!!

Nik said...

i actually like the short sraps. the tank is cute.