Thursday, September 11, 2008

Shapely Tank for August

August's sweater project was the Shapely Tank by White Lies Design. I knew it would be kind of boring since it is all stockinette but I wanted 1) something not too tough, 2) to try the short row shaping for the bust, 3) a project with not too much yarn, and 4) it is part of the Sexy Knitters' Club knit-along this quarter.

I used 5 skeins of Knit Picks CotLin in Kohlrabi, size 6 needles. The short row shaping was easier than I thought. I plan to incorporate them into future projects. Not so crazy about the color but I really like the finished top and plan to get some use out of it.

Having made 10 sweaters this year so far (sweater a month club, remember?) I feel a little sick of making them . :) I'm taking September off since I'm ahead.

Elegant Shell

This was my July Sweater of the Month Club project. I know, I didn't blog about it earlier but I'm not too happy with it. It is the Elegant Shell by Lion Brand and I used 3 skeins of Microspun in French Vanilla. I like the yarn, I like the pattern but it is very holey and I can't wear it in public without an undershirt. I haven't frogged it yet so I'm still considering if I want to keep it or not. Maybe if I find the right undershirt. Anyway, I added some waist shaping which I think helps get rid of the boxy crochet look.