I’m sizzling like an isotope
Pattern: Squidge Cloth by Sasha
Yarn: El. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10 (100% mercerized cotton), colorway Cobalt
Needles: U.S. 6 aluminum
On Monday I sent my two handknit facecloths to school with Archer — my contribution to the spa basket the second grade is providing for the school’s silent auction. Here’s the second one, which I completed last week. Easy alternating knit-purl checkerboard pattern, but a very nice result — a squooshy, luxurious-feeling cloth with an exfoliating texture.
I’m glad I chose to do two different styles of cloth: one elegant and pretty, one that looks and feels like personal pampering. I hope the two help bring in a high price at the event, along with all the other bath products that second-grade parents will be donating.
And because I can’t stand to have nothing but fingering-weight projects on the needles, here’s the Drop-Stitch Lace Tank (from Stefanie Japel’s Fitted Knits that I started up this week. Extensive research convinced me that (a) I have enough Berroco Love It in the stash to make the medium size; and (b) I’d rather use it for this than for the ribbed tank I had previously selected.
This is only the second women’s garment I’ve knitted, and although I plunged in with confidence, fit is always a concern. The size I’m making should have 8-9 inches of negative ease. For non-knitters, that means that its diameter is going to be 8-9 inches smaller than my own, and therefore it will have to stretch to accommodate me. No worries that it’s stretchy enough to do that — it’s extremely stretchy — but of course that makes it form-fitting. (You know — a Fitted Knit.) And for a woman who hasn’t been to the gym more than a couple of times in the month of September, that’s a daunting prospect.
The tank is knit as two rectangles with ribbing for shaping, with the front split for a neckline. I’m a couple of repeats past the split on the right side, and it’s going very fast. Stay tuned for the thrill of seaming!