My dh brought his camera home from work, so I was able to get a picture of my finished lacy tank top. I’m very excited to wear it; it’ll be perfect for a Texas summer! :woot:
Nice work! That’ll keep you cool down there!
WOW! Christene that is really pretty! And to think you made it from some old sweater! Very nice work.
beautiful. good job
It’s recycled? Really great job!!! How smart of you!
Looks great. You did a wonderful job with the recycling.
It looks beautiful on! Great work!
I love it! What pattern is this and what type of yarn did you use?
I think my step-daughter would love this sweater…:yay:
that is very sexy and looks so great on you.
that looks so great!!
Well, the yarn was 100% cotton, dk weight. I have no idea of the brand, because it was an extra-large sweater when I bought it. The pattern came from my own imagination. I had planned to write down everything I did, but I got sidetracked by the actual knitting once I got to the bust shaping. I took lots of measurements and did several swatches, and did lots and lots of math.
The lace itself is just your basic yo, k2tog, repeat; with three rows of stockinette between each lace row. I used three different sizes of needles to make it an a-line shape, rather than increasing/decreasing. I started at the bottom, with size 10 1/2 needles, then switched to size 8s, then to size 5s. The stockinette section was all done with size 5 needles. For the bust shaping, I started with kf&b increases, then some short row decreases, then some k2tog and skp decreases. I knitted the shoulders at the top of the front piece, then used a kitchener stitch to join them to the back. Sorry I can’t be much more specific than that; I started with a general idea and tweaked it as I went. I’m already planning the next one…:knitting:
:woot: it looks wonderful!! Great job!
I really love the top!
Wow! That is great! My fav colour too!
Great job, especially with recycled material.
Very nice :cheering:
That’s really nice!
Looks like a nice summer top, air conditioned even. Nice fit.