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dancejunky
04-29-2013, 03:31 AM
Just started a lace tank top in wool yarn recycled from a thrift-store sweater. Hoping to have it done by June so I can wear it this summer.

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/dancejunky/160998896/PicsArt_1367220185217_medium2.jpg

The pattern is Victoria Tank (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/victoria-tank).

GrumpyGramma
04-29-2013, 04:05 AM
Nice. Such a lovely color. Did you find it that color or dye it? That tank top is beautiful and in that color will be quite elegant.

salmonmac
04-29-2013, 05:43 AM
That's going to be lovely and the color is gorgeous. I think that thrift store sweater would be happy to see it's next life.

nonny2t
04-29-2013, 09:16 AM
It is going to be lovely and it is a great color. I always love folks who recycle old sweaters! Great job!

dancejunky
04-29-2013, 03:26 PM
Nice. Such a lovely color. Did you find it that color or dye it? That tank top is beautiful and in that color will be quite elegant.

The sweater was already this lovely blue. I'm hurrying to make this top to wear with a nice skirt I just bought. Hope I don't screw this up. I decided to knit it at a looser gauge. I did the math and found I must knit a smaller size than I normally would. This is bottom up, so after I get a few more inches done, I'll try it around my hips and make sure I'm in the ballpark. I'm making this top longer than the one modeled in the pattern.

dancejunky
04-29-2013, 03:37 PM
Nice to see so many fans of liberating yarn from thrift-store sweaters. Today I went to Goodwill and found 2 sweaters to unravel. #1 323g. of lambswool/angora (one of my fave blends). The color is pumpkin! I'll certainly knit up a top from that without dyeing it, then probably dye whatever's left over. #2 is a tweedy charcoal gray in cotton/acrylic/nylon (213g.) from which I'll make a couple of pairs of socks.

GrumpyGramma
04-29-2013, 04:49 PM
I bet you can wear pumpkin well, in fact you'll be beautiful in it. In your avatar you look like a redhead. (I was a redhead for a while, I liked it! but I still couldn't wear oranges.) I'm going to have to get to more thrift stores, more often. So far, no luck.

dancejunky
04-29-2013, 06:34 PM
I bet you can wear pumpkin well, in fact you'll be beautiful in it. In your avatar you look like a redhead. (I was a redhead for a while, I liked it! but I still couldn't wear oranges.) I'm going to have to get to more thrift stores, more often. So far, no luck.

Thank you. Yes, I'm a redhead, and yes I look OK in orange. It's not my best color (blues and greens are better), but I like the warm colors once in a while. I look horrible in yellow, though. My complexion is pinkish.

Re thrift stores, be sure to look through the shirts. A couple of the thrift stores I go to don't have a separate space for sweaters when they're out of season, so they mix them in with shirts.

ArtLady1981
05-01-2013, 08:01 PM
Oh I love it! It's really nice in blue, too!

justplaincharlotte
05-01-2013, 08:02 PM
That is going to be such a beautiful tank! :inlove:

dancejunky
05-03-2013, 06:34 PM
That is going to be such a beautiful tank! :inlove:

Thanks. It's coming along nicely.

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/dancejunky/161751542/6_inches_done_medium2.jpg

P.S. Check out my gorgeous new rosewood needles. Yum.

justplaincharlotte
05-05-2013, 10:41 PM
It is indeed coming along nicely - and your new rosewoods are beautiful, they look yummy!

auburnchick
06-06-2013, 12:24 AM
Your lace work is very good, and the color is so pretty! Can't wait to see the finished product!

dancejunky
06-06-2013, 04:09 AM
As it happens, I just finished this tank top tonight. I will block it tomorrow and then post a photo. It's rather form-fitting, so I'm glad I've lost a little weight. Five more pounds and it'll look even better.

dancejunky
06-08-2013, 02:46 AM
http://images4-b.ravelrycache.com/uploads/dancejunky/167354782/finished_medium

(Like I said, I need to lose a few lbs. for this top to look its best.)

http://images4.ravelrycache.com/uploads/dancejunky/167354783/edging_detail_medium

This edging is so pretty, I'll probably use it again on other tops and maybe on sock cuffs.

salmonmac
06-08-2013, 05:58 AM
It looks gorgeous on you and the knitting is perfect. It's those little details that really make the overall look just right. Enjoy wearing it!

GrumpyGramma
06-08-2013, 09:16 AM
Beautiful! Just beautiful! That edging is nice. What's it called, do you know?

dancejunky
06-09-2013, 01:32 AM
Beautiful! Just beautiful! That edging is nice. What's it called, do you know?

Thanks! The edging itself doesn't have a name other than the generic description picot hem, I think. You just do a picot turning row (k2tog, yo all the way across), with a couple of rows of stockinette before and after, BO, fold along the picot row, and stitch down the bound off edge.

GrumpyGramma
06-09-2013, 04:43 PM
Cool. I thought it would be more complicated than that. I did a picot hat brim so - bonus! - I already know how! Thanks!

aprilbetty
06-10-2013, 12:49 PM
Your tank top is so pretty! The detail work really makes it outstanding!