Monday, April 20, 2015

WIP: Battleship


I hope you all had a nice and restful weekend! It was grey and rainy here, which we desperately needed, so there was plenty of time to sit inside and knit. I got my Battleship Tank all ripped out and started again on smaller needles, and it's zooming right along now (at a much more reasonable size).

I'm about halfway through my yarn right now, so hopefully I can get it long enough for my tastes before I run out (of course this yarn is discontinued!). I'm changing the rate of increases for the body of the tank-only increasing every eight rows instead of every four. We'll see how that works out-in case you haven't noticed, I'm pretty laid back about this whole process, and if I have to rip back to the start of the body increases, I will.

I was originally intending for this top to not be a super quick knit-I just wanted something simple and easy on the needles, to counter my other main WIPs right now. But it's already pretty far along, and since I had to go down a couple of needle sizes, I actually want these needles freed up for another summer top I'm planning.


6 comments:

  1. that's going to be such a perfect tank for the summer! And glad you got your gauge issues sorted, that's never a fun discovery when you have already made a lot of progress on a knit... but it happens to all of us sometimes!

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    1. Thanks, I hope it will be perfect! I knew it was going to be off, so the first time I just knit until there was enough to try on, now it's zooming right along!

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  2. It looks great! How do you like knitting with linen?
    I'm excited to see the FO (:

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    1. I like this all right-this yarn's a bit interesting. It's a 50/50 blend, and it's nicer to work with than straight cotton, but this yarn doesn't seem to have a whole lot of twist to it. I'm hoping the FO is as great as I imagine it will be!

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  3. It's looking great! You'll enjoy it this summer for sure. I wonder if it will wash well.

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    1. Thanks! I hope so-I'm nervous about it being too hot for more than a couple days this summer, but time will tell :) I hear linen softens up beautifully when it's washed-fingers crossed!

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