Soy Tank Top (2008)
by Diane Zangl, for SWTC
Yarn: SWTC Pure (100% soysilk(tm))
Completed: February 23, 2008.
I’m calling it a tank top, but it’s almost more of a Tee. I made it mostly according to the pattern, except I worked the bottom part in the round, and I inserted shoulder straps when I discovered (too late) that it was going to be too short. I.e., I’d finished the whole thing and realized that the pattern was going to be a crop top. So, I inserted shoulder straps incorporating the bobble motif.
I’m not all that happy with the yarn. It feels wonderful, with lovely drape. But, it was a bit splitty to work with, and it opened up surprisingly when I wet & dried the finished project (see before/after below). I suppose, if I’d washed a test swatch, I would have known that and knit accordingly, so perhaps it is user error.
|Before and after soaking. Note how the whole garment has “relaxed” considerably.|
|Back — modeled and flat.|
|Neck detail and close-up of the added shoulder strap.|
|Detail of the bottom half — bobbled 3×3 ribbing.|