Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Diagonal Triangle Tank

Ever handy with a spatula or knitting needles, here I am wearing my latest creation while cooking dinner. This is the Diagonal Triangle Tank (P90) by Iris Schreier of Artyarns ( http://www.artyarns.com/ ), who gave a workshop at the yarn shop I work at ( http://www.sticksandstringsknitting.com/ ) last weekend. I thought it might be fun to make her pattern and wear it to the workshop in case someone needed help with the class, and I had some silk yarn on hand in my stash from last summer's expedition to Webs. I used a size 6 needle, and, true to my propensity to modify all the patterns I encounter, I decided to knit this one "in the round". It was a challenge to interpret the instructions to knit as one piece, but I really enjoyed the construction of it, and of course, it is always useful to try on stuff as you go. I had to add a bit to the front to make it fit without being too revealing, and I kept the V in the back instead of squaring it off. I was going to add sleeves, but ended up finishing it as a sleeveless tank, so I could wear it as a vest. I used about 650 yards of yarn, and I have a bunch left over, so it might appear as a scarf in future!

Here is my friend Dot modeling it for me:

2 comments:

helen said...

That's a beautiful sweater Jeri. Congratulations on figuring out what you needed to do to change things. It is truly wonderful.

Loued007 said...

Really cool - and I love the coloring on you. Lot's of umph!
tasty looking chickens too!