Rainbow Top

It’s been a busy summer! Between trips, work and a general lack of knitting motivation during these warm summer months I don’t have many new projects to show. I did manage to make one warm weather appropriate top for my little sister. I started it a couple months ago but only just finished it a few weeks ago. Luckily September is supposed to be warm so she will still be able to get some use out of it. I used yarn of “unidentified fibres” I bought in a large end- of- the- lot value bag. One pound of rainbow yarn  for $4! Once feeling the yarn I think it is a mix of acrylics and nylon, with possibly some rayon. It is light and breathable enough that it works for a summer top. And the colours are bright and fun for a kids top. I also used some blue acrylic craft yarn in a seed stitch as a contrast for the straps and bottom.

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It is a pretty basic tank. The front piece and the back eyelet section are 2 pieces knit separately and seamed together. I didn’t intend to do this but I managed to completely mismeasure the size I wanted it to be ending up with a block of stockinette that was much to small and didn’t want to start over.  I didn’t initially intend to have the back be all eyelets either but I thought if I was going to knit a new section anyway I might as well make it interesting! I joined the pieces together before I began the front and back armhole decreases and continued the eyelet all the way up the back. The eyelet is made using a simple yo/k2tog across stitch pattern. The straps are made by picking up all the stitches along the armholes then casting on enough stitches for the straps and continuing in the round. I decreased at the back and front of the armhole once on each round so it wouldn’t gape.

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The fit turned out pretty great though she will probably only be able to wear it for the rest of this year.

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