Thursday, July 06, 2006


Okay, I bought this pattern

I couldn't help it. Sexy tank! Here's the problem (or 2):

I wanted to make it out of the SWT Beyond I got from Hollis, but I only have 4 balls. Okay, I don't want to make the 38, because the final is 39", and since 90% of the things I make end up too big, I'll go down to the 34. That ends up being 3" negative ease, and its a bit scary, but I'm making it out of cotton. It should hug and stay there. If I make the 34, I *might* have enough yarn. You see, I don't know. If I calculate the balls and yardage I get 600, and I have exactly that. If I look at the yardage requirements, it's 650.

If I go up to my size, I definetely don't have enough.

I bought this yarn for the Cream Tea tank. Which I kinda hate now. Now, logically, if I can make a tank that covers the schmeebs that much with a high neckline, I can make one that is low cut with the same amount of yarn, ne? Okay, it has lace, but I'm ignorning that. You see, my Beyond isn't black, it's navy. Therefore dyelots do count, but I could end up needing it just for the neckline and armholes, right?

Ugh. I hate decisions like this! Maybe I should just wait until my knitpicks return gets processed (I returned Knitting Nature), and make it out of shine sport. Or mess with the Hand Work Cora I have to get gauge, or buy something.


mainiax said...

what size does that tank go up to it looks really cute and I definately have plenty in my stash draw. where did you order it from?
have a great day

Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Oooh, I was thinking of doing that in hemp! Or maybe bamboo. In black, natch!

I have to figure out ease. *sigh* I hate math.

lidabit said...

love the tank! Did you check w/Hollis to see if she has another ball of Beyond in the same dye lot, just in case?

Phoe said...

I just bought the pattern too, after debating hemp and linen, I went with stash yarn. Now to figure out the ease issues. *sigh*

maitai said...

ohhh but me likey!