Happy Monday! I’ve got a finished summer sweater to show off!

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Here’s my Saco Stripes and CustomFit mashup tank, knit from Quince and Co. Sparrow. After my last post, I finally got down to business and wove in those pesky ends. For those who have asked, yes, I did carry the main color up the sides! But I didn’t want to carry the contrast for 6 rows, and thus got myself into the mess of having many, many ends to weave.

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I’m quite taken with the linen, which makes a more opaque fabric than I was expecting, and feels soft in a way that is very different than wool. I don’t have much experience with non-wool fibers, but I was able to get a very consistent gauge in Sparrow, and the resulting sweater is so light and swingy.

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You can’t quite tell in these photos (and that’s on purpose!), but the tank is quite long on me — it hits just about at my widest point, also known as my booty. As Amy has taught us, this isn’t the most flattering choice for a bottom-heavy figure such as mine. It’s not a gauge problem — the tank is exactly as long as the pattern said it would be — but I do think I need to re-evaluate my CustomFit measurements and move my low-hip up a bit. It’s been a learning process for me to see where exactly I like sweaters to end, and I’m enjoying every bit of it!

It’s a toss-up at this point whether I’ll use TECHknitter’s method to remove some of the length. I’ll likely wear the tank as-is, but I know it would be more flattering if it were just a few inches shorter. If it were you, what would you do?

Here’s a link to my Ravelry project if you’d like to see some more photos!

photo (2)When I tallied the votes in my sweater poll on Friday, Effervescent won by one single vote! I’ve swatched, blocked and measured, now just need to generate my pattern. So far, I loved swatching the inventive stitch pattern on the fronts — I’m very impressed with the designer, as I never would have thought of it! I’ve yet to finish a CustomFit cardigan (though who can forget the one I struggled through during Cardipalooza?), but I think this will be the one!

Do you think I can finish before #sskal ends? I’ve got a bit under a month, but no stripey ends to weave in this time, so that’s on my side!