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Finished Knit :: Kai Tank

Finished Knit :: Kai Tank
Finished Knit :: Kai Tank

Well, the Tee’s, Tanks, & Tops Knit Along comes to a close today, and I managed to pull it off! I actually finished my Kai tank! Woo hoo! It was an easy and fast knit, even with the gauge trouble that I had in the beginning.

 

I chose to use a lighter weight yarn than the pattern calls for, and I’m glad I did for 2 reasons. It’s nice and lightweight, and I’ve found a new favorite yarn. I used Cascade Ultra Pima Yarn in Buff. It’s so smooth and easy to work with, and it has a subtle sheen that looks so elegant. I love it so much that I have another color picked out for my next tank!

I was wearing shorts when I was taking pictures, but I’d probably wear this top with jeans. I’m weird like that, I like longer tops with pants, not shorts. As a side note, this picture of me was taken by my 5 year old. Future photographer??

 

One of the reasons I chose this top out of the many, many lovely options out there, was because I had never knit a v-neck. Thankfully, the pattern is well written, and it was easy-peasy. I did however, make a good-sized mistake with this tank. I followed the pattern as written for finishing the armholes, and as with most patterns, it said to pick up 3 of every 4 stitches around, then on the next row, bind off. Well… I did that, but they came out too small, and I forgot to try it on before I washed and blocked it! Oops. So I had to take out the armholes, pick up and knit (almost) every stitch, bind off, and re-block. Moral of the story is- try stuff on! I was too excited and made more work for myself, lol.

 

If you’d like all the nitty-gritty details, check out my project on Ravelry, here, and if you’d like to see everyone’s finished #TTTKAL16 projects, check them out, here!

Did you participate in the knit-along this year? I’d love to see your project!

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