Here she is, completed this afternoon and put straight on to wear (despite the revealing 'hipster' pants - apologies for the little bit of tummy hanging out). I just couldn't wait to show it off.
Pattern: Fitted Tank by Blue Sky Alpacas
Yarn: Dyed Cotton by Blue Sky Alpacas
Colour: 632 Mediterranean
I knit a gauge swatch for this piece - the yarn and pattern were part of a gift from my knitster, Irishgirlie, so I didn't want to mess it up. I got the same stitch gauge, but the row gauge was a tiny bit off. Well, I think stitch gauge is most important - you can adjust the no. of rows the pattern calls for using a measuring tape, right.
And I think it turned out really well. I intend this to be an incentive to lose some weight (see my last post). Look at the chest of the girl in the pattern photo, and compare to my, erm, rather fuller chest. It will look better on me after a few of those excess pounds are gone. (I have power-walked every day this week since the doc's visit - I feel good about it).
The pattern called for 3 skeins for the 351/2 inch bust, but I only used 2 and still have a little left of that second. So if someone on Ravelry could look me up a pattern that uses 1 and a bit skeins of BSA Cotton....... :-)
And just because it's Friday, here is some gorgeous yarn I bought at my LYS closing down sale a couple of weeks ago. Fiesta La Luz, 100% silk, 2oz/210yds. This is the most expensive yarn I've ever bought for half-price. Oh lucky me.
I got 3 skeins of Vanilla Bean,