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ArtLady1981
06-18-2010, 05:45 PM
Well, it's named "The Lacy Summer Tank", but obviously, since I've knit it with wool, I won't be wearing it for summer! I'm going to wear it underneath a cardigan of the same yarn, wearing them like a 'twin set'.

Pattern: Lacy Summer Tank (http://www.janelleknits.com/2009/04/lacy-summer-tank.html) (free)
She's also posted it in Ravelry, here. (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lacy-summer-tank)

My yarn: "Leftover" Debbie Bliss Luxury Donegal Tweed (4.22 balls, or 405 yds)
Color: 02 Celery
My Ravelry notes, (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/lacy-summer-tank) in you're interested in my modifications.

I like this tank pattern for two reasons: the lacy hem and neckline; and it uses worsted weight yarn. So many tanks are so plain, and use dk weight.

The lace was very very easy to memorize, even for me, not being a lace knitter usually!
(hats off to lace knitters! all those gorgeous shawls!)

I prefer flat knitting (easier to block), but this one is knit 'in-the-round' up to the armholes,
for those of you who prefer seamless knitting, you'll love it!

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dturner
06-18-2010, 05:57 PM
It's beautiful! I love the color!

auburnchick
06-18-2010, 10:53 PM
Ohhhh...another winner!!! LOVE that tank, ArtLady!! You did a wonderful job on the lace too!!!

ArtLady1981
06-18-2010, 11:02 PM
Ohhhh...another winner!!! LOVE that tank, ArtLady!! You did a wonderful job on the lace too!!!

It was so easy, and so much fun! Usually knitting in the round is so tedious, endlessly going around in circles circles circles. But this one was interesting, with the waistline shaping and all!

And loads of fun doing the lace at the neckline. I modified the armhole edging or border. Pattern called for st st right up to the edge! ST ST rolls, and some other knitters were adding CROCHET edges to it, along the armholes and along the neckline. Ack. :eyes:

artistatlarge101
06-18-2010, 11:16 PM
Absolutely beautiful combination!!!! Love your work! :thumbsup:

WandaT
06-19-2010, 08:02 AM
GORGEOUS!!!! (as always) Love the color and pattern for both - want to see you modeling this! :)

Jan in CA
06-19-2010, 11:59 AM
Love it!! :inlove:

Doublereeder2
06-19-2010, 11:22 PM
What a lovely top - and cardi. Beautiful texture and color :muah:

KnittingNat
06-21-2010, 04:29 AM
Both are beautiful! Love the green :heart:

margz3
06-21-2010, 11:07 AM
That is so pretty - love the color and the set! I've been looking for a nice summer tank to make, and haven't come across on I love yet - I will definitely check this one out!

melmac51
06-21-2010, 03:23 PM
Love this set!! It's so feminine, and the color is perfect!

Freyja
06-21-2010, 04:29 PM
Looks wonderful! :yay:

Slim
06-22-2010, 06:54 PM
I love the way the two patterns complement each other, and the color is perfect. Lovely work, as always.

mamapaulsel
06-24-2010, 07:29 PM
:inlove: :inlove: BEAUTIFUL! Great job, love the color and the lace work. Thanks for sharing.

bambi
06-24-2010, 10:28 PM
Really beautiful! Love the cool cucumber colorway. I may have to look that one up.

Lana
06-30-2010, 06:19 AM
Those pieces are really pretty together.

"Leftover" you say?
Makes me wonder what you knit first. :think:

Doublereeder2
06-19-2011, 09:31 AM
I just cast on last night and had forgotten you made this! I am happy to reread your post on it :)

salmonmac
06-19-2011, 09:53 AM
Gorgeous combination! The lace is perfect and it does look like fun to knit. Enjoy wearing it.

MerigoldinWA
06-21-2011, 01:40 PM
Gorgeous set, Artlady. I too love that color. Beautiful work!:heart: :heart:

JudyD
06-22-2011, 05:52 AM
:heart: :heart: :heart:

Judy

dreamsherl
06-22-2011, 07:35 PM
Your knits are always elegant. Good pick on the color. You can never go wrong with green. :thumbsup:

Ronda
07-01-2011, 09:03 AM
Gorgeous, as usual!