Pattern release: Shoreside Tank

Happy weekend, lovely knitters!

I hope your weekend is full of great knitting and celebration, whether you’re celebrating Canada Day, the US Independence Day, or just plain weekend. I thought I’d break the blog silence, and kick off the weekend, with a pattern release – I finally got photos of my new tank, Shoreside:

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(Make your own Shoreside on CustomFit!)

This tank top sat, finished, on my dressform, for a couple of weeks before I managed to photograph it, which was a killer because I’ve been wanting to wear it so badly. For anyone who wonders what place sweaters have in summertime, I hold Shoreside up as Exhibit A. The fabric is light, airy, and wonderfully unique:

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Which is entirely about the amazing yarn: Habu Textiles Wrapped Merino 4p. The yarn is comprised of 4 differently-colored merino strands, which are then all wrapped in a tiny silk thread. It’s stunning, it’s soft, it’s gorgeous, and I want to knit something else from it right away.

This design was originally worked up for The Yarnover Truck‘s “Camp Yarnover Truck” Stitches West 2016 event – and it’s a great match for warm temperatures at any tie of year. It is what I think of when I think of summer sweaters. It’s a deep V tank, with A-line shaping and a narrow neckline – a very flattering look that works well in summer yarns.

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In these photos, I’m wearing the tunic with a close fit in the shoulders, and plenty of positive ease in the hips. This is how A-line sweaters are sized by default in CustomFit, but you can adjust the fit in the shoulders and hips separately if you like, by choosing the shoulder fit you want on this screen, and clicking the “customize fit specifics” to sanity-check the hip ease.

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Shoreside is breezy, easy, fast, and perfect for a #sskal entry. You can find more information and details about Shoreside, and make your own, here on CustomFit.

So there you have it – the first of my summertime sweaters this year. I have really been enjoying wearing it here in Connecticut – in fact, the first time I wore it out, I got no fewer than three compliments from strangers, and requests to share where I bought it!

2 thoughts on “Pattern release: Shoreside Tank

  1. Oh I love this tank. Can you tell us how many balls of yarn you used. I need to get something to start swatching so I have numbers for custom fit.

  2. Hi Amy, me again the lady with the problem figuring out shoulder fitting. 😉

    When you say this: “you can adjust the fit in the shoulders and hips separately if you like, by choosing the shoulder fit you want on this screen, and clicking the “customize fit specifics” to sanity-check the hip ease.” I’m still not following how exactly to adjust the shoulders. When I go to the CustomFit page I can’t figure out what “this screen” is. Unless you’re talking about when you choose “close, average or relaxed” fit. The shoulder strap widths in this tank would be too wide for me and I still can’t figure out what magic section to tweak to make them narrower. Feel free to simply email me directly if you think this is an individual problem instead of a community problem. 🙂 Thanks!

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