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Sunday, July 01, 2007

DSL Tank(ed)

Finally complete. I've got all the ends woven in and had added buttons, but have since removed them because I didn't like the way the tank looked w/them on. I really liked this knit, but if I ever make it again I would go even smaller. The photo looks fine, but the top is very, very stretchy and could have been more fitted. The drop stitches + the cotton yarn = sagging. I think it would fit nicer if the drop stitches were pulled apart more, because I can tell the longer I have this on, the more it will stretch....and at the end of the day it will probably look very boxy. Stretchiness aside, she does take a pretty picture. - If you are a dress form with perfect lighting!
So again, here are the stats: Drop Stitch Lace Tank from Fitted Knits
Cascade pima tencel 7 skeins for size 35
(should have knit 32...oh well)
Color #7013
Modified by knitting in the round & into backs of stitches
Size 7 for body & size 5 for trim
Buttons removed - (trim hides the existing button holes)

Coming soon.................... baby knits and completed Forest Canopy Shoulder Shawl

Can you feel the excitement???? Now, I just need to draaaaaaag myself off Ravelry. ;)

19 comments:

Melissa said...

sooo cute!!

Shar said...

It looks great, I'm struggling with the size issue as well. Everyone says they wished they would have knit a size smaller.

Romi said...

That is totally gorgeous!

Virtuous said...

Wow! You have been cranking the F.O.s out despite your Ravelry addiction! :o)

School Girl and Drop Stitch look great!!

Secret said...

That top is gorgeous on you as well as the dress form!!! Awesome job and I will keep those suggestions in mind when I knit my own.

ponyknit said...

Beautiful!!!
Lovely color! You seem to be cranking out FO despite ravelry... nice!

Octopus Knits said...

It looks very pretty on you, too!

Psyched2Knit said...

That looks fabulous! I really love it!

Anonymous said...

Heavens to Betsy! That may be the cutest, sexiest thing ever! Great colour.
I signed up for Ravelry myself and am waiting for the invite.
No Sheep Pal

allie said...

That is such a great color on you. I wonder if it got a nice hot blocking if the sweater might shrink a bit- could be worth a try. You are very impressive, I find myself wondering when you have all this knitting time.
Keep up the good work!!

Lisa said...

OMG, from my point of view, it looks beautiful.....

robin said...

It really looks great!! Do you think it might have held its shape better with a non-100% cotton yarn like Pima Tencel or Calmer?

Jess said...

dooooooooode. You make that look so much better than the model in the book, for serious.
I am noticing that a lot of FK patterns seem to have some give to them, and I have been debating the sizing as well. Glad you shared.
So yeah, rock the dsl like its 1999. You make me kinda wanna make this, even though I did not like it in the book... seriously you are my FK enabler... dangerous woman.

Cindiluhu said...

I love that shirt. Great work!

knitfaced said...

that is absolutely beautiful!! excellent job... i've just got some yarn in almost exactly that colour, with a plan to make the same thing... and also have a ravelry addiction! :)

melissa said...

the dsl tank looks absolutely gorgeous on you!
great work!

nova said...

That tank is gorgeous, I love it!

BethAnn said...

Wow! That looks amazing on you! it looks as if you got a Perfect fit!

The Holistic Knitter said...

I really like this tank - and must get around to getting this book. The colour is lovely.