Thursday, 5 September 2013

FO: Aquae Tank

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Pattern: Aquae Tank

Yarn: Cascade Ultra Pima, in white and fuschia

Needles: 3.75 mm circulars

Mods: Changed the neckline and armhole edging to an applied i-cord, rather than ribbing. Ravelry project page can be found here.

I'm glad I got this tank finished before the end of summer! I instantly loved this pattern when I saw it- talk about a great summer staple. I wanted something bright and fresh. I originally would have like a white and tangerine orange sort of stripe, but couldn't find the right shade of orange that I had in mind. This bright fuchsia is a good compromise, though.
detail shots of the i cord edgings, hem, and back shaping. 

If I were knitting this again, I'd make the ribbing a bit longer. And really, there was no excuse for me to not have tried it on- the whole thing is knitted top down, so I really should have put it on to figure that out. An extra half an inch of ribbing would have been a bit better- but I can always undo the hem and add it!

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I love this tank, it's exactly what a wanted- a classic summer tank that goes with everything and feels effortless. I feel like I could knit a whole bunch of these for summer in different colours and be happy. But a word of advice, if you are knitting this- don't weave in your ends BEFORE doing the armhole and neck edging. I can't tell you how many times I went to pick up a stitch and accidentally unpicked a woven in end. This also tells me that I should probably weave in my ends a bit more aggressively, though.

18 comments:

Candace said...

That looks beautiful!!

Christina - a Babys Smile Knits said...

absolutely wonderful! I love the bright fuchsia, very playful

lisateapot said...

It looks fantastic! I love the i-cord edging.

Tanis said...

The i-cord edging was a brilliant mod - so polished looking. I love it! And the bright fuschia colourway is perfect for a summer top.

eliza said...

you're right, it's absolutely a perfect summer staple! cute & fresh! i love the pairing with the turquoise sweater, too!

Cassy said...

Gorgeous FO! Love the bright happy fuchsia.

Lori B said...

That's gorgeous! I had sworn off of sewing summer garments but this makes me want to reconsider. The i-cord edge is a brilliant mod.

SecondStory Loft said...

Very nice Julie!

Loulou said...

How perfect. I love it on you! Way to go.

Anna said...

You (and the top ;-) look great!

Kristen said...

It is perfect for summer! I love the I-cord finishing too.

Maryse said...

So beautiful and it fits you perfectly! I immediately added it to my queue! Perfect summer knit!

Silvia M. said...

I have this pattern in my Ravelry queue. Love the colors you chose!

Katie said...

Super cute! I agree - it's a great summer staple!

Hilary said...

Julie, your Aquae is so gorgeous! And I really like the look of the i-cord as well -- now why didn't I think of that?? :)

Jacey said...

I absolutely love this. The colors are perfect, and it looks so crisp. I'll hae to give it a try next year! Maybe.

kessainstitches said...

Ooh, perfect!

margaux said...

love this knit! What a great pop of color :-)
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