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February 16, 2009 / KristenMakes

…a frill tank

A few weeks ago I was really bored at work so I figured out how to email a picture from my iPhone to my Flickr account, and from there, add a post to my blog using the photo.  By the way, WordPress had a webapp for the iPhone.  The heavens above are shining down on me!  It is amazing.  Anyhow, out of boredom, I experimentally uploaded a photo of my most recent FO at the time, my frilly tank.  Now I have the opportunity to update you on that little taste of frill tank. 

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The yarn was not so great.  It was cheap cotton from Hobby Lobby that spliced with every stitch.  I must not have been paying attention to the dye lot because right under my arms I must have switched skeins because there is a fairly noticeable change in shades of navy blue.  Oh well, I love this tank despite the yarn’s flaws.

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The pattern is from Rebecca Magazine, a German knitting magazine.  I purchased the magazine (the English version)from their website, solely for this pattern, but it is chock-full of amazing and cute patterns that I cannot wait to get to.  I changed it up by adding some shaping  to flatten the tummy, and started the lace pattern a lot higher.  Cal me crazy but I did not want lacy openness down to my belly button.  I also made the frills too long accidentally, so I sewed them up along the neckline to the shoulder seam, rather than stopping right at the top.  I think it frames it quite well.

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The lacing looks nice in the back, and the picot crochet edge is just right (I was fearing it may be too much). I am pretty proud of this project, I think it turned out pretty well-made-looking, even if it wasn’t actually well-made.

Frill tank

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