Monday, March 19, 2007

So... do you like my new tank top?

Thermal body

I am fairly pleased with this so far, I think.

The misgivings: I am worried it is a little bit too tight - I followed the instructions in the pattern to round down the bust measurement, but really I think it wouldn't have been too bad if I'd rounded up (my measurement came out, as usual, squarely between two sizes), that said it might grow a bit when it is blocked and it doesn't look too bad. All will be revealed, in the time honoured and mystical way of knitting, I guess. My other misgiving is the ribbing - I don't know what I've done to it but the first three rows after the cast on look awful, the rest of the ribbing looks very neat and tidy though - it will bug me if I leave it how it is, so I think when I have done the sleeves I will undo all the ribbing and knit it back on again in the opposite direction. I hope this is a jumper which I really am going to wear so I'm sure it will be worth the effort.

Maybe tonight I will manage to cast on a sleeve...


Knit Nurse said...

I think it looks great, a lovely colour and not too tight at all, assuming it doesn't pull much tighter once the sleeves are on. Looking forward to seeing the finished article!

Alison said...

Based on my tiny swatch, I'd say it will definitely grow with blocking. It seem to be a very springy and stretchy stitch pattern. (Love the colour, by the way.)