A couple of months ago I decided I wanted a new Coachella. My previous one was stolen by gremlins in the laundry. Cristi gifted me some aMAIZing yarn to do a Coachella KAL with her but I couldn’t wait for her to get done with her sock knitting mojo. LOL So I plunged ahead.
We all know that one of the many complaints about Coachella is the fact that the cowl neckline hangs too low, usually exposing your boobs. I remedied that by running some of the same yarn through the cast on edge and pulling it to create a gathered look.
But my fave part about my new tank is the back. I subbed the plain t-back for a wider, prettier lacy one. Some of you may recognize this as the same stitch pattern used in my soon-to-be-published Corazon lace scarf.
I started off the strip with more sts than what the pattern suggests and I worked more increases into the stitch pattern going down the back, resulting in the wider back AND armholes that aren’t as deep.
The yarn was kind of weird to work with as it’s basically woven fabric strips. But it does feel nice in the finished garment! (Thanks Cristi!)
I do want yet another one of these maybe with an all-lace back. Let’s see what I can come up with. :o)
- Source: Knitty, Summer 2007
- Size: 1X
- Yarn: South West Trading Company aMAIZing (corn fiber), 4.4 skeins, approx. 630 yds used
- Color: Pink #371
- Total cost: approx. $23 (but yarn was a gift!!)
- Needles: US 8
- Gauge: 5 sts & 7 rows per inch in st st
- Started: May 5, 2009
- Finished: June 21, 2009
- Mods: Read above for the biggest mods. In addition to those mods, I only did two rows of short rows for the bust. I finished the bottom with 1×1 ribbing instead of the ktbl. BTW, I AM wearing a razor-back bra with a wide back piece under this tank.