Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Progress on Lotus Blossom Tank

I chucked the tank I started using the SWTC Intensity, because I decided I'd rather use the variegated yarn for Heatwave. So here's my second try. After ordering some SWTC in cobalt, I cast on again, and have finally gotten to finishing the front.

I don't LOVE knitting with bamboo, because it feel so stiff to me, but I do really like the fabric it produces. Perhaps because it's so drapey, the garment seems to come out really big even if you get gauge on the swatch, so I'm knitting the smallest size, which seems absurdly small compared to my actual bust size. I did add some short rows to the front to make sure it was long enough that I don't flash people through the lace section. Otherwise, I'm continuing on and hoping for the best.


Jeanne said...

Its really knitting up nicely! I've never used bamboo, but this make me want to! Can't wait to see it finished.

jill said...

The bamboo (like linen, I am given to understand) washes up to a much more drapey, soft hand. If this garment isn't too big (and gee - you have a tall friend to the south who'd look GREAT in that color...), it should be lovely when washed.