Coachella

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

Coachella

  • 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.

17 thoughts on “Coachella”

  1. I really love this new version of Coachella. The lacy back is a cute addition. However, the gathered neckline is ingenious. That’s my favorite feature. Such a great idea!

  2. What a great idea! I keep thinking about making one, but I’ve been “meh” on it. I’m loving the lace on the back idea – might keep me from stabbing my eyes out over all that stockinette. :D

    Absolutely gorgeous, m’dear!

  3. Im feeling this one wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better then your 1st version. Im amazed at all these patterns you are repeat knitting.

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