Monday, August 17, 2009

Here we go...

I finished it. The design project aforementioned.
(isn't the scenery in this pic great? I wish I would realized and moved over about 4 feet)

I call it a tank top, but after taking photos it stuck me that that it would look really cute over a button-down shirt. Tried it on, and it looked great. (I'll try to get a few photos later)

Thinking this might be more of a vest? I may just do a re-knit in some wool.

After finishing, I've definitely decided that I want to sell the pattern for this top...I think. ;)

I'm planning on an eventual re-knit because there are several things I want to fix before finalizing the pattern (I may also get a test-knit done too, but at the very least there will be two complete projects before the pattern is out)
1. I want the straps just a bit closer together.

2. The selvage on the sides of the straps don't do what they're supposed to, which is keep the straps from rolling. I'll need to adjust the pattern from 2 selvage sts per side to 3 or 4.
3. The cast on had too many stitches...the decreases worked perfectly but there's a lot of "slack" at the back of the top. It doesn't "bell" or "flare" so it's not really the most attractive thing.

4. The straps are too long. You can't tell from the pictures, but I'll need to re-do those so that this fits a little better. ;)

Oh, and if you're curious about the pattern I had mentioned in my other was the Beaded Cami. I accidentally chose the same lace pattern as this top, but after finishing I'm not really concerned about it, the tops are completely different and I didn't reference any other patterns etc. to design and knit this top (save the stitch dictionary of course).

Let me know what you think! :)


Celestial said...

la-la-love it!

pdxknitterati/MicheleLB said...

It's beautiful! I love the lace pattern, and that you've run it up the sides. It looks very flattering that way (vertical rather than horizontal).

And yes, it's a completely different idea, other than being the same kind of garment.


CanarySanctuary said...

That's very cute! The yarn colour matches the "feel" of the design very well. Can't wait to see it published :D