Friday, May 11, 2007

VK Cabled Tank

Vogue Knitting Spr/Sum '07 - Cabled Tank

The front is stocking stitch with two cables running vertically - I made these mirror images, unlike in the pattern.

The back is a 4x4 rib. No, I don't have back chub at my waist. And sorry, about the dress sleeves poking out.

I used about 4 balls of Rowan Summer Tweed in Berry. It's the oddest yarn I've handled so far - it feels mostly like paper ribbon to knit, but the fabric itself is very comfortable and cool in our 80 degree weather. It's not as fitted as it's supposed to be - the instructions have you knit a size with considerable negative ease. My bust is 43" and the top has a finished measurement of 38", but it doesn't feel at all tight.

This is my first knitted item of clothing for myself in a very long time. So, I'm ridiculously proud. I've now got the Eyelet Cardigan on the needles, and Sahara in gold yarn. Both should fit in with my SWAP.


  1. Congratulations, Touran. Your tank top looks just right. Considerable negative ease is the key to summer tank tops IMHO. I cannot stand loose tanks. :) Have you washed the tank already? I think garments knitted with 'raw' silk yarns get softer and possibly looser with washing.

  2. May - Thanks for the advice. It's heading into the wash as we speak. I'm sure it'll improve a lot, especially since I didn't do a wet block on it.