June 08, 2005

Silky!

I’m still not quite done the vest (it needs buttons and pockets), but I’ve started something new: W from Knitty. I’m using, surprise surprise, some more of the Elann silk. I think after this project I’ll only have enough for one more, probably striped. And then I’ll be done with it!

Anyway, here’s my progress:

wstarted.jpg

It’s a tank top, knit in two pieces side-to-side. It uses shortrows to form the wedges — it’s very clever, and fun to do. Here’s a close-up of the top of the middle wedge:

wcloseup.jpg

The silk is a little inelastic, so there are some slight holes at the ends of the shortrows in garter stitch, but not enough to bother me. I’m more concerned that the entire idea of doing a close-fitting tank in a non-elastic type yarn like this is entirely a mistake — but ho hum, I’ll worry about that at the end. I’m liking how it’s looking for now, anyway.

Posted by Aven at June 8, 2005 10:15 AM
Comments

How is your row gauge working? I had emailed the designer about substituting yarns (I had mentioned Knit Picks Andean silk) & that was the main point she had brought up.

Posted by: Rachel at June 8, 2005 01:00 PM

that looks fantastic both in that yarn and in that colour. i can’t wait to see the modelling shots.

Posted by: jacqueline at June 10, 2005 05:16 AM

That is soooo cool. Looks like fun! Be sure to show it again!

Posted by: Shelly (Scarrgo) at June 11, 2005 12:39 AM