Thursday, June 15, 2006

Soleil for summer

On Monday I finished knitting up Soleil from the website.

Knitting this pattern was an enjoyable experience. The pattern was well-written and easy to follow - so much so that even though I put the knitting down for a couple of weeks, I was still able to pick it up and start knitting again with no confusion. Had I cast on and knit steadily a few hours each day, I would have finished it in less than a week.

I used a size 7 circular needle (my Denise needles were perfect for this job) with Classic Elite's Premiere in the color Camellia .

Even though the yarn's ballband specified handwashing in cold water, I machine washed my completed Soleil in cold water, then lay it flat to dry and it did fine. The yarn is so soft - probably because of the tencel - and I wore the tank on Tuesday. I wouldn't mind knitting several more of these!



Blogger Jeannine said...

That's really pretty. I'm going to get out my knitting needles once again and try to improve my skills.

My great aunt was a wonderful knitter and learned when she was a little girl. When she grew old she became blind but could still knit away--she'd been watching television while knitting for years. Even though she could no longer see, she could knit the cutest little baby outfits and all sorts of fine detail work.

I inherited all of her knitting needles and paraphernalia. I don't even know what to do with half of it yet.

7:51 AM  
Blogger Amber Dawn said...

That is such a pretty tank, Laura! It's very flattering!! Way to go!

12:26 AM  

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