When I realized I'd have to wait on an order for the last two skeins of Beach White Hempathy in existence to finish my beach coverup, I pulled this tank out to fill the knitting void. So what could have been an annoyance became a long overdue finished thingy.
First, I ripped out the bit I'd previously knitted because I read the pattern more carefully this time and realized I'd need negative ease.
I knit the size 30" in Knit Picks Comfy Fingering in some kind of evergreen color way. I also switched to size 1 needles once I was done with the provisional cast on. Oh, yeah, and I grew up and actually did a real provisional cast on with a crochet hook. The first time I did a provisional cast on I think I chained out a couple hundred crochet chain stitches by themselves, then knit into each one. It was bizarre. Needless to say, this tutorial was much less like an insane person's solution to a new technique.
Getting used to the rhythm and tension of fingering weight takes a bit, but once I got it, this was a smooth knit, perfect for reading! I did get a chance to try another new technique, besides the provisional cast on, with the eyelet I-Cord bind off.
Here's what I love about this design:
-the knot, duh. I was actually tying mine while my son worked on knots for Scouts right beside me on the couch. I told him I could teach him a reef knot, but he just rolled his eyes.
-the picot, turned hem. That's a new one for me.
-the invisible nature of the kitchener stitch on something like a little strap.
- that it's something I can wear in the heat and looks good layered over a swimsuit or sports bra, because that's how it will usually be worn by me. Can you believe- a knit you could wear on a long bike ride in the summer!
Next time I knit one of these, and I probably will knit another one because look how fast it knit up, I'll try it in linen or hemp.