Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New Pattern: Wildflower Tank


The Spring 2012 issue of Interweave Knits is now available, so I can share with you some exciting news- my Wildflower Tank is in it!

Wildflower Tank, Interweave Knits Spring 2012

I actually knit this in the summer of 2011, and made a few more changes in the fall, but I'm really happy with the results. it' s knit in 100% mulberry silk and feels amazing on. At the time, we took some test shots, even though I knew I was going to redo the back later on. It has about 1" positive ease on me, and I recommend a little bit of ease, so that the silk can drape. For those that think a drawstring i-cord is way too much i-cord, i bet you could easily crochet chain a drawstring instead- it would be much faster.

Wildflower Tank, my shots
 Note: a black strapless bra under this was a bad choice. Wish I had worn the skin coloured one.

I had a hard time imagining summer knitting already until I saw the issue preview- now I'm excited about summer knitting!

28 comments:

CU@5 said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see new IK! I like how this tank drapes with positive ease rather than on a model.

Susan said...

Congratulations! Another winner. You have really been doing great things with your patterns.

Jolene said...

So exciting -- congrats!

Danette said...

Love it! Mulberry Silk is my favorite thing to work with. I am currently crocheting a shawl with some in a rose color.

Denise said...

Oh Julie, I LOVE it, it's going straight in my queue :) I've been looking for a summer top to do for myself this year.
Congratulations on getting it published, I can't wait to get the IK mag, didn't realize it was already out.

jdk said...

so cute! what a great colour choice. and look at you, a twig :)

Monica said...

It is beautiful! I'm glad you posted your pictures of it - I think it looks much better with positive ease. Congrats on having another pattern published!

Evelyn said...

You are really such a clever designer! This tank is beautiful -- each detail is spot on. I haven't knitted with Mulberry silk but definitely want to now! Congrats.

knittyornice said...

Holy crap!!!! That's so amazing! Its my dream to be able to make up patterns. Never mind gettin them I to interweave!! So amazing! Congrats pretty lady!

villapeikko said...

Congratulations! So beautiful and elegant!

Jacey said...

Wow, that is gorgeous! I love the little contrast panel. Beautiful!!

Michele said...

This is such a pretty design! Congratulations on getting it published in IK! Way to go!

Helen said...

Love this tank! Congratulations!

CanarySanctuary said...

So beautiful! I played a game when you tweeted that there was a new pattern by you in IK: I scrolled through, and tried to guess which of the knits was yours. First try, I totally guessed it. The prettiest one! Congrats on the publication. It's a very pretty tank.

elephantJuice said...

Ooh, that is gorgeous! Congratulations! I love the white lace detail, it's absolutely beautiful.

Jen (pieKnits) said...

Congrats! Very cute top.

Josee said...

That is so cute! I can't WAIT to get my issue... congrats!

Erin Kate said...

Congrats! I think it looks much better on you than on the model though!

margo momma said...

i love this! i think it would look really good on a wide range of body types! now to see if i can invest in some mulberry silk in the future.

Jane Richmond said...

Congratulations Julie! That's big news! I absolutely adore this tank, you are so talented, and I agree that it looks better when worn with just a touch of positive ease.

G O R G E O U S !

Gennie said...

Congratulations! The tanktop is so cute! Published in Interweave is big news!
I would love to see an example of how you submit your work for publication, if you didn't mind sharing it.

Julie said...

Hi gennie,

it's not letting me reply to your comment in any format, so I hope you check back! I really just followed the submission guidelines that they posted on the website. I didn't do anything special at all.

Heather said...

That is super cute, I want one for this summer! Can't wait to see it in IK :)

Maryse said...

Congratulations! It does indeed seem strange to think about summer knitting... if only it can arrive, ha ha ha!!!

margaux said...

fabulous!!! love the tan! congrats lady! :-)

Hilary said...

Aaaaah, congratulations!!! It's a gorgeous tank (I love the contrast lace at the neckline) and IK is really the big time!

yoel said...

What a gorgeous little top! The sweet details (lacy front and drawstring) are so dear.

N said...

Wow, thanks for the pics, it looks so much nicer on you with a bit of positive ease than in the Interweave shoot where it's quite a bit tighter. I'm not sure I would have even considered it if I hadn't seen your shots... but I love the drape the positive ease gives it!