Saturday, February 19, 2011

FO: Ribby

I blogged about this one here. Again, a while ago. It doesn't look a whole lot different now, but I thought it deserved an official FO post.

This is an interesting design, if I do say so myself: nothing more than basic ribbing, with a little shaping, but the horizontal ribbing in the center panel makes for a pretty dramatic design feature and adds curves where they don't really exist.

I used some Rowan cashsoft dk I had in the stash for a long time (I ordered it by mistake, thinking it was cashcotton). I debated for some time about what sort of sleeves to make for this. In the end, I decided to make it a tank top, mostly because I wanted to move on to something new and this was the fastest finish.

I did a quick single crochet finish around the armholes to give them some structure.

I've never actually worn this. I think it would be more wearable with sleeves, and some day I may get around to knitting some. In the meantime, I think it would make a good vest over a shirt, but since that's not really a wardrobe concept I've ever embraced, it mostly just sits on a shelf in my closet.

12 comments:

Laia said...

I know you're busy, but if you ever get some time, a pattern for this would be awesome. Even just a vague idea, Elizabeth Zimmerman style pattern.

Shannah said...

I love it!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

It turned out great. Would it work as a shell under a suit jacket with slacks?

seashells said...

looks great! And seriously, we need to see you model it before its gets "shelved". I think it would look terrific with one a skirt, along the lines of what you've sewn up already.

Knitman said...

This is so elegant. Classy work. You always impress me.

Jean Baardsen said...

This is beautiful! Thought it was "for work" when I first saw it. Hate to think of it in the closet!

Suzanne said...

Its really beautiful!

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

Fabulous as a tank! I would love to knit this in a DK or sport weight yarn, as there's a garment worth in almost every color in my stash. (I don't have a yarn problem. I go buy more yarn, no problem. :) Srsly though, I'm with Laia - would love "pithy directions" a la EZ if you had the time and inclination to provide them. <3

removed comment and re-posted to add: if this design was available as a pattern, I would buy it in a heartbeat!

Steph B said...

I think this would look sharp under a jacket for work, or over a cute fitted t-shirt on a more casual day. Very nice.

Rose said...

I would love some notes to recreate this, and I would definitely pay for a pattern! Looks great, at first glance I thought it was something Kim Kardashian would wear, accentuating her curves. I love it!

Mary Ann said...

Love this! Would love the pattern too...