Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Lotus Blossom Tank - front finished

I chucked the tank I started using the SWTC Intensity, because I decided I'd rather use the variegated yarn for Heatwave. So here's my second try. After ordering some SWTC in cobalt, I cast on again, and have finally gotten to finishing the front.

I don't LOVE knitting with bamboo, because it feel so stiff to me, but I do really like the fabric it produces. Perhaps because it's so drapey, the garment seems to come out really big even if you get gauge on the swatch, so I'm knitting the smallest size, which seems absurdly small compared to my actual bust size. I did add some short rows to the front to make sure it was long enough that I don't flash people through the lace section. Otherwise, I'm continuing on and hoping for the best.


Ginny said...

I love the colour. I'm quite enjoying the crispness of the bamboo, and find it less wearing to knit than cotton. I'm sure they will be lovely and drapey, anyway.

yours is looking beautiful!

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

I like your cobalt blue! Amazing, isn't what different dye lots look like.

Sophie_vf said...

I think it might have more to do with our cameras and monitors :)

But yes, I do like the cobalt blue!