Some Summer Knitting

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Yea, I finally finished my Karma Tank!  It’s very cute, I love it, here it is on me:

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I did this as part of the Karma Tank knit-a-long over on Ravelry.  The design is by Wendy Bernard from the book Custom Knits.  The yarn is Louet Sales worsted wt. 100% linen, rough on the hands to knit with, but not too big of a bother.  I ordered it from Paradise Fibers.  It seams that this particular weight of yarn is being discontinued, so if you want it, you’d better order it now.  I ordered this cream color, plus another purple/navy color. 

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If you’re on Ravelry, you can take a look at my projects page for my pattern alterations.  I knitted this up first per pattern instructions, which went fine until the bust part.   That ended up way too big and too long, so I ripped back just the stockinette part and decreased to the next smaller size and made it shorter.  I could have gone one size smaller, probably, but it’s great as is.  I’m still learning the value of negative ease in knit garments.  After all, this is something I steer clear of when sewing garments!  It’s a great top, I love the drape!  It gets softer with each washing.  I only used 3 balls of the yarn, not 4 that the pattern called for.  I’m glad to be finished, I’ve got many other projects to begin!

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