Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunny Mackinac Tank

I did it! I made my very first tank top, "Sunny Mackinac Tank," and even before the end of summer! For this project I followed the pattern Mackinac Tank by Danielle Chalson and used Knit Picks Comfy Sport yarn in colorway Creme Brulee. I decided to stray away from my normal color of purple and go with a light yellow. I'm glad I did because it makes the tank look so cheerful, plus this yarn is super soft. I find the name of the pattern to be quite fitting as my hometown is very close to Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City, many memories of summer. The tank itself was very easy to knit, simple knit and purl stitches, but I decided to knit the pattern in the round instead of knitting it in two pieces--seamless! I learned how to attach ruffles while knitting and also how to do the cable cast-on method during mid-row. It was a fun knit-working from the bottom up and watching it grow into something I can wear. And I must say, the finished product fits like a glove and I love it!

Now fall is nearly upon us, so it's time to get serious about yarn and a new adventure starting in my life. More to come soon!