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« on: August 30, 2005 01:18:05 PM »

i've been working on this tank top that started out as a pattern on the bernat website but i decided i didn't like the neckline and when i finished it was WAY too short so i made it a v-neck using the honeymoon pattern on knitty and added 3 inches of ribbing to the bottom. i then had to sew the ribbing on, that took far to long for my liking.  but i'm pretty happy with the way it finally turned out, plus i am AMAZED that i actually got it done while the weather is still nice (early sept is amazingly sunny here).

front back
front close-up front again
detail of neckline & shoulder

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005 03:14:37 PM »

cute!  what kind of yarn is that?  it looks like some sort of railroad track ribbon like eros or trellis.

« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005 03:15:22 PM »

VERY cute! Love the texture.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005 03:26:04 PM »

thanks!  Grin

it's a ladder yarn called matrix (by bernat). i have 1.5 skeins left so i think i'm going to make a nice shawl with the rest. it also looks good paired with a bulkier yarn- i made a shuffle holder with it and some fluffy white stuff and it looks pretty cool. it's pretty nice to work with, but was slippery on my metal needles and i had to frog way back due to dropped stitches when i first started. but i love the way it looks.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2005 10:06:32 PM »

how does it feel to have matrix against your skin? i have like 3 skeins of the stuff waiting to be knit up but am unsure what to do with it (afraid that it would be itchy). feedback please Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005 11:17:20 PM »

Beautifully done!!!  This looks lovely on you!

« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2005 11:22:42 PM »

thankyou!!! i'm happy that the ribbing at the bottom worked out- i needed to add it for length but also wanted to make sure it was fitted so it wouldn't be all flappy. i had to do it twice, but in the end it seems to have worked out.

matrix- well, it's not baby smooth, but it's not as bad as wool. it does get a bit itchy once and awhile, but i haven't found it to be uncomfortably so. i would say more scratchy than itchy actually, but not painful or anything. in fact, if i lean back in the couch and rub my back against it, i get a nice back scratch Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005 10:40:29 PM »

Fabulous... I think you'll get so much use out of that tank.  It fits you so well....

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